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The 'Man Who Touched His Own Heart' Changed Medicine

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:59pm

Melissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, a history of science and medicine's efforts to understand the working of the human heart.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of January 29, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:03pm

In How to Love, Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh instructs on the essentials of mindfulness practice and understanding the many different kinds of love. It appears at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of January 29, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:03pm

At No. 15, Chris Pavone's The Accident follows literary agent Isabel Reed as she races through a mysterious manuscript while the CIA simultaneously tries to bury the story.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of January 29, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:03pm

Debuting at No. 14, Diane Muldrow's Everything I Need to Know About Love I Learned From a Little Golden Book offers insights on the world of romance.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of January 29, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:03pm

In Lily King's Euphoria, three young anthropologists in 1930s New Guinea are caught in a love triangle. It debuts at No. 13.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of January 29, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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Are We Having Fun Yet? New Book Explores The Paradox Of Parenting

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:23pm

Kids can be magical and maddening. The title of Jennifer Senior's book — All Joy and No Fun — contrasts the strains of day-to-day parenting with the transcendent experience of raising a child.

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ArtsBeat: Anne Enright Is Ireland’s First Fiction Laureate

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:28am
The novelist Anne Enright is the first person chosen as fiction laureate for Ireland.






Obituary: Jodi Choronzy

Local News - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:37am
Jodi Choronzy passed away on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Grand Lake, at the age of 64 after a well-fought struggle with cancer. Jodi was born on April 8, 1950, in Wichita, Kansas. She was born into a ranching family and her parents, Clarence and Mildred Schwabauer, as well as her brothers, owned ranches in Kansas, Arizona, Colorado and Montana. Jodi gained her life-long love of horses in her childhood and was a champion barrel racer. Jodi lived a life full of love and friendships. In her life, Jodi traveled extensively, making friends easily wherever she traveled. She lived in …

Should Ray Rice Get A Second Chance? 'Maybe,' Parcells Says

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:16am

In part two of David Greene's conversation with Bill Parcells, the football coach talks about how he dealt with players' drug use and about redemption for the former Baltimore Ravens running back.

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From Laundering To Profiteering, A Multitude Of Sins At The Vatican Bank

NPR Books - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 2:15am

In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.

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Safety device causes Granby power outage

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:33pm
The lights went off in Granby Thursday. The entire town experienced a short power outage around mid-day. Rich Trostel, operations manager for Mountain Parks Electric, said service was out for approximately nine minutes in town and the outage affected about 1,700 customers. “It included pretty much everything from City Market north to Granby Dam,” said Trostel. According to Trostel the outage occurred as a result of safety fail-safe systems employed by linemen at Mountain Parks Electric. Line crews were working on hot power lines Thursday when a fault occurred in the line. Normally the fault would not have caused a …

The Gift Of Eternal Shelf Life: 'Tuck Everlasting' Turns 40

NPR Books - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 4:11pm

In Natalie Babbitt's celebrated classic, a young girl stumbles upon a secret spring and the family the spring has given eternal life to. Babbitt says she wrote the book to help kids understand death.

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‘Expresso Yourself’ at open mic in Winter Park

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:53pm
Writing matters to Sue Volk, owner of the Mountain Grind Coffee Shop in Cooper Creek Square in Winter Park. So much so that she regularly contributes to a Facebook page called “writing matters” on which she shares short, poetic musings. Her affinity for creative expression started at a young age. “I grew up on a farm; we didn’t have a whole lot of entertainment,” said Volk, originally from North Dakota. “I always say boredom is the mother of creativity. If all of your entertainment needs are immediately met, you don’t have to dig deep and find ways to express yourself.” …

ALCO could stay open through February

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:05pm
The Fraser ALCO will stay open into February as liquidators continue to bring inventory into the store. “The official word we have from the bankruptcy court is that they’re trying to extend to keep the location open a little bit longer than Jan 31,” said Craig Clark. Clark, who is currently in the process of purchasing the shopping center through his LLC, Fraser Valley Shopping Center, said he believed ALCO could remain open “through February.” Clark also said Fraser residents could expect to see a coming soon banner in the shopping center “fairly shortly,” though he could not name the …

Alpenglow Camera Club hosts Cole Thompson

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:57pm
The Alpenglow Camera Club will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Granby Library. All members and those who would like to be members are welcome. The new year has brought several changes to the club. Tim Carter has resigned as president and moved to Grand Junction. Gary Piper has taken over that job, but Carter, who was the driving force for starting the Alpenglow Camera Club, will be coming back to the February meeting. Let’s thank him for the outstanding job he did. The club has a special speaker for the February meeting …

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers locate Trail Ridge Road ‘hiker’

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:49pm
Jay Starr Jr., 34, of Cohoes, N.Y., led Rocky Mountain National Park rangers and other searchers on a multi-day goose chase along Trail Ridge Road, which the man told park officials he intended to hike from east to west beginning Monday, according to a prepared statement from the park. After days of searching, they found him late Thursday afternoon near Ute Crossing. He was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies. His status was not available at press time. On Monday, Jan. 26, park rangers contacted Starr after he entered Rocky Mountain National Park on foot and indicated he was …

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers look for Trail Ridge Road ‘hiker’

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:49pm
Jay Starr Jr., 34, of Cohoes, N.Y., has led Rocky Mountain National Park rangers and other searchers on a multi-day goose chase along Trail Ridge Road, which the man told park officials he intended to hike from east to west beginning Monday, according to a prepared statement from the park. On Monday, Jan. 26, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers contacted Starr after he entered Rocky Mountain National Park on foot and indicated he was planning to walk westbound over Trail Ridge Road. Rangers advised him against this based on his behavior and his lack of preparedness for winter alpine conditions. …

Muftic: Rotary clubs step up to combat human trafficking

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:17pm
Fighting human trafficking has become one of the most passionate causes of many in these past several years. Media exposure of the suffering of victims of sex trafficking and labor slavery has raised the issue to new awareness and the extreme economic differences between and within countries have provided traffickers their opportunities to make a buck. Lack of education of girls and boys and local corruption and lack of prosecution of traffickers are often cited in U.S. State Department reports as a cause, as well. An academic center at the University of Denver to study, assemble data, and advocate has …

Guest Opinion: Making child care assistance work in Grand County

Local News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:01pm
Local early childhood experts spent the final months of 2014 beginning the groundwork for optimizing the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) in Grand. Led by Grand Beginnings, this work will result in a 2015 county-wide assessment of the program, complete with guides to educate families, briefs to inform the work of community professionals, and expert recommendations for how the program could be changed to meet the true needs of families and child care providers living and working in Grand County. CCCAP is a public program that provides child care subsidies to families that are working, searching for employment or …
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