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New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:41pm
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Grand County Community Events Calendar, July 16 - 22

Local News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:53pm
wednesday July 16 Granby Rec. Summer Day Camp & Teen Trips, 8 a.m., Granby Elementary School. Wood Working/Stain Glass Exhibition, 8 a.m., Hot Sulphur Springs Town Hall. Grand Lake and Kawuneeche Valley History, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Trail River Ranch Education Center Rocky Mountain National Park, 970-586-3262. Bridge at Community House, 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m, Community Building at Town Hall, Grand Lake, 303-250-6878. Chair Lift Rides, 10 a.m., Granby Ranch. Story Time, 10 a.m., Granby Library. Rocky Mountain Heritage Walk, 10-11:30 a.m., Kawuneeche Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park, 970-627-3471. Story Time, 11:15 a.m., Hot Sulphur Springs Library. Intro to Geocaching, 11:30 …

Talking Shop: The Roofing Company

Local News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:53pm
Jeff Johnston, owner/ president/ CEO, The Roofing Company, 28 Ten Mile Dr., PO Box 29, Granby, CO 80446 How long have you been in business?: 38 years since 1976. How did you get stared in this business? Purchased business in 1976. Business mission statement: To provide our customers with the highest quality service and the best products available. To make our first customers lifelong customers. To employ customer service representatives that wish to learn all aspects of the roofing industry. To remain a community- and family-oriented company. Success in the mission: We have been in business for 38 years and …

Letter of thanks: To voters from Schroetlin campaign for sheriff

Local News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:45pm
To the Editor: I would be profoundly remiss were I not to write and thank everyone — my family, my friends, my hard-working campaign staff and you, the voters — for putting your trust in me during my primary election campaign for the Office of Grand County Sheriff. At this point, I would also like to acknowledge Sheriff Rodney D. Johnson’s service. Thank you and sincerest best wishes to you and your family. As we all go forth during this transition process, I will continue to redouble my promises made during this campaign — honesty, integrity, transparency and accountability. Vital …

Book News: Harper Lee Says New Biography Is Unauthorized

NPR Books - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:53am

Also: Marvel's Thor is now a woman; the origins of cool.

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'Pirates In The Heartland': At Least This Review Is Safe For Work

NPR Books - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:03am

Pioneering underground comic artist (and R. Crumb collaborator) S. Clay Wilson's work is not for the faint of heart — or uneasy of stomach. Volume 1 of a new anthology of his work is out now.

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Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83

NPR Books - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:02am

The Wandering Falcon received high praise and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. (This piece initially aired June 16, 2011 on Morning Edition).

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Citizen’s group: Newberry double-charged for mileage

Local News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 6:05pm
A Grand County citizens group has leveled accusations of “double dipping” for mileage reimbursement against a Grand County commissioner. The group, Citizens for Transparency in Grand County Government, presented documents at the July 15 county commissioner’s meeting that appear to indicate Commissioner James Newberry had filed expense reports for the same mileage to both the Colorado River Water Conservation District and Grand County. The group obtained the documents through open records requests to the county and the Colorado River Water Conservation District. Newberry, who is the board president for the River District, told the Sky-Hi News on Monday that he …

Tabernash grow operation depends on county rezoning

Local News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:03pm
The Grand County commissioners decided to table a proposal to rezone the former Highland Lumber building on U.S. Highway 40 in Tabernash, which might become a medical-marijuana grow facility. Wells Fargo Bank took ownership of the 11-acre parcel and building after foreclosing on the owner. Realtor Lance Gutersohn, who represented Wells Fargo, is seeking to rezone the land from tourist to business. The property is already under contract with a potential buyer who intends to turn the facility into a medical marijuana grow operation, Gutersohn said. Whether the buyer closes on the contract is contingent on rezoning, county and state …

An Army Wife Charts Her Struggles In 'No Man's War'

NPR Books - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:01pm

In her new book, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed eight times over 22 years. Each separation "kind of blackens your soul," she says.

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Public input sought on Arapaho National Forest expansion

Local News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:21pm
Sen. Mark Udall is seeking public comments about his proposal to extend the boundary of the Arapaho National Forest by 90 acres in Grand County. The proposal is intended to protect sensitive lands along the Colorado River and between Arapaho National Forest and Rocky Mountain National Park, maintain wildlife corridors and ensure future generations are able to use the area. The plan would establish a new administrative boundary of the forest to include several parcels the U.S. Forest Service already owns as well as other small parcels owned by supportive private landowners. Once the boundary is extended, the parcel would …

Odin's Beard! Marvel Announces A New Thor — And She's A Woman

NPR Books - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:02pm

The comic book publisher said the new character will be the Thor of the Marvel Universe.

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Rocky Mountain National Park reports two fatalities in back-to-back lightning strikes

Local News - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:01am
One man and one woman died from recent lightning incidents on the eastern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Gregory Cardwell, 52, from Scottsbluff, Neb., was one of four people park rangers responded to around 3:50 p.m., on Saturday, July 12, when lighting struck at 10,829 feet along Trail Ridge Road. The four individuals were taken to Estes Park Medical Center via ambulance; only Cardwell succumbed to his injuries. At about 1:20 p.m., the day before on Friday, July 11, eight people were affected by a lightning strike with a variety of injuries; one woman died from her injuries. All …

Bookends: What Are the Last Literary Taboos?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:00am
Francine Prose and James Parker discuss what is still forbidden in literature.

Book News: Pakistani Civil Servant Who Published Debut Novel At 79 Dies

NPR Books - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:47am

Also: Kenyan author Okwiri Oduor has won the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing.

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En Garde! 'Traitor's Blade' Delivers Adventure At Swordpoint

NPR Books - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:03am

Former fight choreographer Sebastien de Castell's debut novel is a little heavy on the swordplay — but the story of a disgraced king's guard fighting for honor and justice packs plenty of punch.

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Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism

NPR Books - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:29am

Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.

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Was The Green Turtle The First Asian-American Superhero?

NPR Books - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 1:28am

A new graphic novel written by Gene Luen Yang re-imagines the Green Turtle, a mysterious superhero created during World War II, as the American-born son of Chinese immigrants.

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ArtsBeat: In Brooklyn, a Trove of Hebrew Books From Centuries Past

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:22pm
An exhibition at the Chabad headquarters in Crown Heights features Hebrew book published between 1475 and 1574.

Challenger for Grand County Sheriff, Stein, vows to maintain course

Local News - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 3:57pm
Grand County Undersheriff John Stein has filed to run as a write-in candidate during the November election for sheriff, adding yet another twist to an already dramatic race for the county’s highest seat in law enforcement. Stein, who has served with the sheriff’s office since 2009, filed his affidavit of intent to run unaffiliated on July 11. “After requests from many people concerned about the direction the sheriff’s office may be headed and a few weeks of deliberation, I decided to file last Thursday, July 10,” Stein stated in an email. He will face Fraser-Winter Park Police detective Brett Schroetlin …
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