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GYPSUM ” Holes were gouged in the drywall, plumbing destroyed and soap and towel dispensers smashed. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is looking for clues in the vandalism July 12 of the public restrooms at Gypsum Estates Park.

Sinks and the sprinkler system were also ransacked. The damages are estimated at $5,000 to $7,000.

Eagle County Crime Stoppers is seeking information that will lead to the arrest and or indictment of a suspect or suspects involved in this case. Tipsters can remain anonymous and earn up to $3,500 by calling 328-7007 or 1-800-972-TIPS.

” Daily Staff Report

EAGLE-VAIL ” Kathy Cummings, a physical education teacher and counselor at Meadow Mountain Elementary School for the past five years, has been named the school’s interim principal.

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Cummings will take over for Kim Walter, who resigned last week to take a principal’s job in Bend, Ore. With Cummings in the school’s top job, district officials will have more time to find a permanent replacement.

“Becoming a principal has long been a professional goal for me and taking over at Meadow Mountain is a dream opportunity,” Cummings said. “I am in the enviable position of leading a school where I already know the students, teachers and parents and I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Meadow Mountain.”

” Daily Staff Report

EAGLE-VAIL ” The 2004 tax year deadlines have passed. Any property taxes not yet paid are delinquent.

Letters will be sent the end of July to homeowners with outstanding 2004 taxes. During the second week of August, the Eagle County Treasurer’s Office will call homeowners with outstanding taxes.

Unpaid mobile home and personal property taxes will be advertised on Sept. 1 in the Eagle Valley Enterprise. Any mobile home or personal property with unpaid taxes as of Aug. 22 will be advertised. The advertising fee of $10 will be added to the total amount due for the 2004 tax year.

Interest accrues on unpaid taxes at 1 percent per month. All unpaid mobile home and personal property taxes unpaid as of Sept. 23 will in October be served a distraint warrant, which allows the treasurer to seize and sell the property.

Distraint fees of up to $100 will be added to the total tax amount due for the 2004 tax year.

The annual tax sale is Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. in the Eagle County Building.

For more information , call the Eagle County Treasurer’s Office at 328-8860, write to P.O. Box 479, Eagle CO 81631, or e-mail to

” Daily Staff Report

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