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Racial slur hung from bridge on MLK Day

J.K. Perry

GYPSUM ” On a day scheduled to celebrate the life of civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputies had to remove a racial epithet hanging from the railroad bridge over Highway 6 in Gypsum.

The slur, which read in part “Happy Commie Day” and included a slur against African Americans, was written on a tarp and reported to police around 7:30 a.m. Monday, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

It was removed 20 minutes later, and the matter is not being investigated.

Employees at nearby businesses said Tuesday they had not seen the tarp.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14622, or jkperry@vaildaily.com.

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