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Colorado sheriffs will be reimbursed by local security costs for VP Joe Biden visit


ASPEN, Colorado — Organizers of a private event in Aspen attended by Vice President Joe Biden last weekend will reimburse local law enforcement agencies for their staffing costs.

Biden was in town for fewer than 24 hours to participate in "The Weekend with Charlie Rose", which brings together global officials for panel discussions. His 40-car motorcade caused rolling closures Friday and Saturday along the 70-mile route to and from Aspen from the Eagle airport.

Kevin Devlin of MSA Security, which organized security for the event, said Friday that the organizers would foot the bill.

Pitkin County Joe DiSalvo told the Aspen Daily News ( he has sent a bill for nearly $8,200. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario plans to ask for about $1,500 in expenses.

Information from: Aspen Daily News,

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