4Another running down a cancer cure from coast to coast; stopping in Eagle

By Randy Wyrick

John McKay and Everett Smith are running from Virginia Beach to the Santa Monica Pier and haven’t had a day off since Des Moines, Iowa, so what did they do when they hit Fairplay?They went trail running.You gotta support people like that.McKay, 46, is a former Eagle County school teacher who’s making his second cross-country trip to lend his hands and feet to the fight against cancer.Running 4AnotherThe last time we met, McKay had run from San Francisco to Ocean City, Maryland, following his mother’s 2012 death to brain cancer. He made his run in 2013 and spent much of …

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Cunningham murder trial goes to jury

By randy wyrick

GEORGETOWN — A jury begins debating Tuesday morning whether Traci Cunningham murdered her mother, a former nun and school teacher.Traci is charged with driving Penelope Cunningham from Aurora to a remote spot 15.2 miles up Gypsum Creek Road and shooting her to death on Thanksgiving Day 2013.“Five shots into the body of Penny — into the torso, into the head. Shot while down,” said District Attorney Bruce Brown in his closing arguments.Dan Shaffer said prosecutors are over-reaching. He’s is one of Traci’s two court-appointed defense attorneys, along with Cynthia Jones.“A handful of maybes does not add up to proof, Shaffer …

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Traci Cunningham murder trial goes to the jury

By randy wyrick

GEORGETOWN — A jury begins debating Tuesday morning whether Traci Cunningham murdered her mother, a former nun and school teacher.Traci is charged with driving Penelope Cunningham from Aurora to a remote spot 15.2 miles up Gypsum Creek Road and shooting her to death on Thanksgiving Day 2013.“Five shots into the body of Penny — into the torso, into the head. Shot while down,” said District Attorney Bruce Brown in his closing arguments.Dan Shaffer said prosecutors are over-reaching. He’s is one of Traci’s two court-appointed defense attorneys, along with Cynthia Jones.“A handful of maybes does not add up to proof, Shaffer …

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County, CDOT mull Edwards road project

By Melanie Wong

EDWARDS — Homestead resident Tania Landauer remembers the time when the main Edwards intersection consisted of a stop sign, the Gas House and a gas station. On Thursday, she was looking at potential plans for the spot that could include a roundabout, new sidewalks and widened lanes, as Eagle County and the Colorado Department of Transportation begin to look at ways to prepare the area for the coming years.Landauer was among dozens of Edwards residents who came to an open house on Thursday evening held by Eagle County and the Department of Transportation to find out what the needs and …

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Hundreds attend benefit for injured local freeskier Kailyn Forsberg

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — The Forsberg family is thankful they’re not going through this alone.More than 750 people showed up for Friday’s Caring for Kailyn event, hosted by the Vail Valley Charitable Fund.Kailyn Forsberg’s thought kept rolling around the heads, “Could you imagine going through this without friends?” No, and the Forsberg’s don’t have to imagine it either.Kailyn, 15, said she was surprised and touched at the outpouring of love and support.“I thought we’d have a couple people from Eagle and Gypsum, not the whole town,” she said smiling.The Brush Creek Pavilion and park were packed with hundreds of people, dozens of …

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On the Hill: Downhill skating Lake Creek

By John LaConte

On the Hill is brought to you by The Steadman Clinic and the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. VIDEO: Vail Daily On the Hill host John LaConte rides a Colorado Skateboards 32″ x 8.5″ skate deck down the beautiful hills of the Lake Creek area in Edwards. Filmed using a 2015 Garmin VIRB XE action camera. Vail Daily reporter John LaConte uses a GoScope pole mount, and wears socks and gloves from Colorado company Kind Design. Get 20% off your orders at Go-Scope.com and/or kinddesign.co by using the following promo code: vaildaily20 …

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Gypsum residents long for downtown development

By Pam Boyd

GYPSUM — When Gypsum residents envision their future, they would really, really like their community to feature a downtown.Gypsum’s leaders have released results from the Vision Gypsum’s Future Downtown Survey conducted earlier this year by participants of the Regional Institute of Health and Environmental Leadership program, in partnership with the town. When asked if they thought Gypsum currently had a downtown, 88 percent of the respondents said it did not. When asked if Gypsum should establish a downtown area, 90 percent of the respondents said the town should.From there, however, residents were split on where this future downtown area should …

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Vail event explores personal accounts, causes of internally displaced persons

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — There is a backside to the immigration crisis is Europe. While boats of immigrants are found marooned at sea or crowds of immigrants are spotted illegally crossing borders, there are many more who have been forced from their homes but are unable to seek refuge on safer shores. Remaining in their own volatile countries, these people are called internally displaced persons, or IDPs. IDPs are one of the world’s fastest growing humanitarian crises. At the end of 2014, the United Nations Refugee Agency estimated that there were 38 million people forcibly displaced within their own country by violence, …

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Vail event explores personal accounts and causes of internally displaced persons

By Edward Stoner

VAIL — There is a backside to the immigration crisis is Europe. While boats of immigrants are found marooned at sea or crowds of immigrants are spotted illegally crossing borders, there are many more who have been forced from their homes but are unable to seek refuge on safer shores. Remaining in their own volatile countries, these people are called internally displaced persons, or IDPs. IDPs are one of the world’s fastest growing humanitarian crises. At the end of 2014, the United Nations Refugee Agency estimated that there were 38 million people forcibly displaced within their own country by violence, …

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Summer programs see biggest year yet

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — At the beginning of each summer, when the last bell rings and students head out of their classroom for the last time, teachers know that some kids won’t pick up a book or practice a single math skill the entire summer. While some head to summer camps or continue learning at home, those with no educational activities through the summer can lose up to a couple of months worth of learning, meaning they start the next school year behind.However, for 435 first- through eighth-graders who participated in the Youth Foundation’s PwrHrs summer programs over the last month, …

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