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Sheriff’s Office investigating car break-ins in Edwards

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EDWARDS – The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a rash of vehicle break-ins in the Miller Ranch residential area.

Several vehicles were reported to have been broken into over the last three days. All of the vehicle break-ins occurred at night and only half of the vehicles were locked.

Among items taken are those easy to carry such as iPods.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people to lock their vehicles and remove all valuables.

If you think you may have any information about the suspects of these crimes, call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, or 1-800-962-TIPS. Submit your tip online at, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME, plus your message, to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

VAIL – The town of Vail is reminding property owners to review their current insurance policies and consider adding flood insurance to their coverage. A minimum 30-day waiting period may be required before a new flood policy comes into effect.

At this time the snow water equivalent – the amount of water in the snow – at the Vail Mountain snow telemetry system site is measuring 102 percent of average, said Tom Kassmel, the town’s floodplain administrator. Last year at this time the measurement was 68 percent of average.

This does not provide a good indication as to whether or not floods will occur as they did in 2010 because the main contributing factor to a large scale runoff flood event is the snowmelt rate.

A cold, snowy spring similar to last year with a quick warm-up in late May and early June sets the stage for high flows like those that caused as much as $3 million in damages last year.

The town has completed a Gore Creek and tributaries assessment which is available on the town’s website

The 2007 adopted Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain maps are also available at the same webpage. The maps indicates the approximate floodplain locations in Vail as of 2007, and can be used as a reference for homeowners to determine whether their property is located near a floodplain area.

Insurance rates are based on official Flood Insurance Rate Maps created by FEMA. Copies of these maps are available for review at the Town of Vail Public Works Department, 1309 Elkhorn Dr., or may be ordered by calling 1-877-FEMA-MAP (336-2627) or by visiting

The town of Vail is a member of the National Flood Insurance Plan, which allows every property owner in Vail the option to purchase flood insurance, regardless of the property’s location.

Also, the town will provide free sand material and empty bags beginning May 13 at the parking lot near the Interstate 70 interchange in East Vail, at the Charter Bus Lot adjacent to the Lionshead parking structure and at the North Trail parking lot in West Vail.

Information on floods and flood insurance, including local agents who provide the coverage, is available online at

For more information on Vail’s flood maps, contact Kassmel at 970-479-2235. For county-wide information, contact Barry Smith with Eagle County Emergency Management, at 970-328-3545.

2011 sales triple 2010 sales compared to the first day tickets went on sale from both years

VAIL – Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival is reporting record-breaking early ticket sales for its 24th annual season.

“It is unbelievable,” says Nancy Stevens, ticket and donor fulfillment manager at the Festival. “The phones didn’t stop ringing.”

The first day of sales is typically busy for the Festival every year, but this is the highest sales have been to date.

Season lawn pass sales are in line with years past.

Tickets to the 2011 season went on sale April 4. Concert attendees may purchase tickets at or by calling 877-812-5700.

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