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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Avon residents work to save historic barn

By scott miller

AVON — Before Avon became an incorporated town in the early 1980s, the place at the base of Beaver Creek was a ranching community. Now residents are trying to preserve one of the last vestiges of the days before the ski industry came to town.A barn built by Albert and Frances Hahnewald more than 100 years ago is perhaps the last historic building in Avon still standing on its original foundation. Since the 1980s, the barn has been used for storage by the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, on property that also holds the district’s Avon wastewater treatment plant. …

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Dan Buchanan soars into Wings & Wheels fest at Vail Valley Jet Center

By Krista Driscoll

Dan Buchanan can’t walk, but that hasn’t stopped him from flying. More than 30 years ago, Buchanan, a resident of Dayton, Nevada, was busy pursuing his private pilot’s license and logging his thrills soaring off mountaintops in a hang glider in Lake Tahoe, California, when an accident changed the course of his life.“I got hurt flying in a storm,” Buchanan said. “I landed, and the glider hit me on the head, on the helmet, and gave me a compression fracture.” NO FEARThe spinal injury paralyzed Buchanan from the waist down, and while he wouldn’t walk again, it certainly didn’t prevent …

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Annual Christian music festival returns to Vail’s Ford Amphitheater next weekend

By Randy Wyrick

VAIL — Change those five words — “We’ve never done that before” — to “That’s gonna be so awesome!” and you have the basic premise behind Uplift, a Christian music festival.It’s next Sunday in Vail’s Ford Amphitheater.The goal is not complicated.“To bring our community together, to lift up the name of Jesus and reach the lost,” said Kirsten Webster, one of the Uplift organizers.The lineup is another of those stories in divine intervention.Christian music star Jeremy Camp is headlining, which is a God-sized big deal.He has 25 No. 1 singles across all formats, four gold albums, a Grammy nomination, and …

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