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Fake $50 bills used at Vail business

Daily Staff reports
Vail CO, Colorado

VAIL ” Someone used $600 in counterfeit $50 bills at a business in Vail on Friday, the Vail Police Department said.

The thin counterfeit bills can be identified by holding them next to the real, thicker bills, said Detective Sgt. Craig Bettis. The $50 bills are also missing the security strip that runs vertically on the bill’s left side.

The first six out of eight serial numbers were either 538462 or 101574, he said.



Bettis would not give the name of the business that accepted the counterfeit bills.

If anyone receives a counterfeit bill, accept it and call police after the suspect leaves to avoid a potentially dangerous situation, Bettis said.



MINTURN ” The Ginn Development Co., which owns Battle Mountain, wants to give $600,000 for elk winter habitat on its land ” if planning commissioners approve the project, said Ginn Spokesman Cliff Thompson.

Ginn presented its plan April 11 to the Minturn Planning and Zoning Commission for offsetting the development impacts to wildlife from the proposed Battle Mountain project between Minturn and Red Cliff, according to a Ginn news release.

An important wildlife issue in the proposal is enhancing critical winter habitat for elk by contributing to a Colorado Division of Wildlife habitat improvement program. Ginn is proposing $500,000 in funding for that program, as well as an additional $100,000 for a town wildlife reserve fund, the release stated.



Minturn, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Ginn will decide how the Division of Wildlife uses the fund. The money would be used primarily to fertilize the adjacent winter habitat.

Ginn wants to build a private ski resort and golf course and 1,700 homes and condominiums south of Minturn.

MINTURN ” Workers will demolish Minturn’s Old Town Hall Monday.

Engineers declared the green building at 243 Boulder St. structurally unsafe for people, said Town Manager Ann Capela.

The building also contains asbestos and mercury, she said. Minturn will spend $50,000 to destroy it, she said.

The Old Town Hall was built in 1912, according to Eagle County’s Web site.

“It’s a little piece of history gone from Minturn,” Capela said.

” Steve Lynn

EAGLE COUNTY ” All ballots for the May 1 special election were mailed to active voters in Eagle County on April 10. If you have not received your ballot, your voting status may be inactive or your mailing address may be incorrect. Ballots cannot be forwarded according to state law. Anyone who has not received their ballot and wishes to vote must contact the Eagle County Clerk’s office prior to April 24 to update their registration record in order to receive a ballot in the mail for this election. Ballots can also be picked up through May 1 at the Eagle office at 500 Broadway, or at our El Jebel location at 20 Eagle County Drive.

The cost for returning the voted ballots varies depending on the required enclosures. Some voters may be required to enclose a copy of their identification and this will be indicated on the individual’s mailing label. Please check with your post office to determine the proper postage. Ballots will not be returned for insufficient postage.

For more information call Teak Simonton at 328-8728 or Pat Magdziuk at 328-8726.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The Alzheimer’s Association of Denver in partnership with Eagle County Adult Services will be conducting two classes designed for family members and friends of someone with Alzheimer’s Disease.

“Partnering with Your Doctor” will focus on enhancing one’s communication with their healthcare providers, and making the most of those relationships. “Safety Issues” will provide a brief overview of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, explaining behaviors associated with the disease and how these behaviors impact the safety of the person with the disease. The presenter for the day’s events will be Patricia Holley, family services director at the Denver Alzheimer’s Association.

Both classes will be held on Friday, April 27 at the Golden Eagle Community Center in Eagle.

“Partnering with Your Doctor” will be held from 10 a.m. until noon. “Safety Issues” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Participants may attend one or both classes. Both classes are free of charge. Please register by calling Doreen Constantine at 328-1483 or online at http://www.alzco.org.

” Daily staff reports


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