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Minturn manager on ‘extended leave’

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado
Ann Capela

MINTURN ” Town manager Ann Capela is on “extended leave” and her employment contract with the town is being negotiated, a town staffer said.

Capela has been on leave since June 15, said Jay Brunvand, treasurer and acting town manger.

“I can’t tell you anything, because I don’t know anything,” Brunvand said. “Everything else is between attorneys.”

Council members have been discussing Capela’s contract at meetings and will discuss a contract for an interim town manager Wednesday at Town Hall, according to the agenda.

It was unclear who placed Capela on leave.

Town council members referred all comment to town attorney Allen Christensen, who did not return several telephone messages requesting comment. Capela also could not be reached.

Brunvand did not know what aspects of Capela’s contract are being negotiated.

“I don’t know what they are doing,” Brunvand said.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or

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