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Slow down through Vail!

The Vail Police Department recently started doing speed enforcement work along Interstate 70, working under the theory that traffic buzzing through town at or near the 65 mph limit will make less noise than traffic speeding through town however fast it does now (and darned few cars and trucks on I-70 through Vail are going anywhere near the speed limit).

For the first few months, officers will issue warnings to all but the most egregious speed scofflaws. There are exceptions, though.

People will probably get a ticket if they’ve already received a warning, and it’s really important to pay attention to what’s behind you.

One Vail officer assigned to I-70 speed patrol recently related he followed a female motorist for about six miles -his patrol car’s light bar flashing all the way -before she pulled over. Apparently unaware that you’re supposed yield to emergency vehicles in any situation, the woman reportedly said, “I didn’t know you wanted to pull me over.”

Yes, she got a ticket.

Let’s be careful out there, people.

Let’s Get Ready to Rummage!

Vail Mountain School’s Family Garage Sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, at the Vail Mountain School in East Vail. They’re still looking for stuff to add to the great stuff they already have. Drop it off until Friday afternoon. Call 476-3850.

Sing and Shine today

The Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale, under the direction of Liane Gulizia,

presents its 9th annual spring concert, “Sing and Shine!” at 5 p.m. Saturday, at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek. Admission is

free, with donations gratefully accepted. For more information call 926-0577, or 936-2228.

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