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Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA has new director

Local News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:29am
Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA, a nonprofit organization that educates volunteers to advocate in court for children who are victims of abuse and neglect, welcomes new Executive Director Suzanne “Sue” Fegelein. Sue has a bachelor’s degree in social ecology from Fort Lewis College, and a J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law. Sue is an attorney who has been practicing primarily family law in Sandpoint, Idaho, for about nine years. During that time she has been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem and attorney for children in many cases, and enjoys advocating for children. Sue is also an Idaho …

Travel Channel films in Fraser

Local News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:21am
Back in February, Kristi Martens, a curator with Grand County Historical Association (GCHA), received a call from New York City. The Travel Channel show, “Mysteries at the Museum,” was possibly interested in filming an episode at Cozens Ranch Museum. Was the historical association interested? The answer, emphatically yes! Find out the full story on Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. when the Fraser episode airs on the Travel Channel. As museum and history buffs know, each Friday, “Mysteries at the Museum” reveals unique stories and artifacts at museum across America. Show personnel, along with host, Don Wildman, believe that museums …

Hester’s Log and Lumber in Kremmling wins safety award

Local News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:21am
Pinnacol Assurance, Colorado’s leading workers’ compensation insurer, has named Hester’s Log and Lumber as a recipient of its Circle of Safety Award. This is the first time that the company has received this honor and they are the only company in Grand County to be recognized, according to the insurer. The award recognizes businesses for their exemplary performance in safety, loss control, and financial and claims management. A total of 43 companies across the state were recognized. “Less than one percent of Pinnacol’s 55,000 policyholders meet the criteria for this award,” said Phil Kalin, Pinnacol’s president and CEO. “The recipients …

Grand County burn permits available

Local News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:21am
Due to sufficient snowfall recently, the Grand County Division of Natural Resources, in conjunction with the local fire protection districts, has opened the burn season for private property owners. The burn season officially opened on Saturday Nov. 15, and will remain open through April 1, 2015. Call the Grand County Division of Natural Resources at 970-887-0745 to obtain a burn permit or schedule a daily burn. …

Book News: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Collection Gets A Texas Welcome

NPR Books - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:09am

The University of Texas, Austin nabbed the rights to preserve and present the late Nobel winner's collected writings. Also: HBO takes on Scientology, and Aretha Franklin decries her new biography.

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Bookends: What Makes the Russian Literature of the 19th Century So Distinctive?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:00am
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the great Russian writers and their approach to the human heart and soul.

Winter Park to open Mary Jane on Nov. 28

Local News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:49pm
They say no pain, no Jane. This season, the pain of waiting for Mary Jane to open will be short-lived. Winter Park Resort is slated to open Mary Jane Territory on Friday, Nov. 28. The late-November opening is early for the Jane, which opened on Dec. 19 last year. Steve Hurlbert, communications director for the resort, chalked the early opening up to record November snowfall in an email. So far this year, Winter Park has received the most snow accumulation in November since 2005. The resort has already received 63 inches of snow this month, according to resort records. When …

Long-Lost Letter That Inspired 'On The Road' Style Has Been Found

NPR Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:46pm

Known as the "Joan Anderson Letter," the 18-page, single-spaced, stream of consciousness note from Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac was found amid the dusty papers of a now-closed publishing house.

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ArtsBeat: Neal Cassady’s Famous Lost Letter to Jack Kerouac to Be Auctioned

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:28pm
A 16,000-word letter that inspired Kerouac to rewrite “On the Road” has been found, and will be sold at auction in December.

Book Review: 'Lunch Poems' Reissue

NPR Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:37pm

In honor of the 50th anniversary of "Lunch Poems" by Frank O'Hara, City Lights Books has reissued an expanded version of the collection.

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Train derails in Gore Canyon

Local News - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:37pm
A Union Pacific train with 69 cars derailed west of Kremmling in Gore Canyon on Sunday night, forcing the rerouting of the daily Amtrak train that serves Fraser and Granby. There were no reports of injuries. Details are sketchy, but Grand County sheriff’s officials confirmed that the incident occurred west of Kremmling. According to a report in the Denver Post, the derailment was caused by a rock slide. The Post article said the train left the track but the cars remained upright. A Union Pacific spokesman told the Post that equipment had to be brought to the site by rail …

Decades Later, Laurie Colwin's Books 'Will Not Let You Down'

NPR Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:49pm

A digital publisher has released a bounty of Colwin's books: four novels, three short-story collections and a collection of cooking essays. Colwin, who died in 1992 at age 48, had an "elusive magic."

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The Rise And Fall Of Comedian Bob Hope

NPR Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:43pm

Hope was a comedy trailblazer, but in his twilight years he alienated young audiences with his political views. "He had, unfortunately, stuck around too long," says Hope biographer Richard Zoglin.

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ArtsBeat: A 19th-Century-Style ‘Christmas Carol’ on the Upper East Side

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:52am
A new performance of the Dickens Christmas classic recreates a 19th-century-style salon performance.

‘Embattled Rebel,’ by James M. McPherson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:36am
James M. McPherson reconsiders Jefferson Davis, the Confederate president and military commander.

Book News: Note That Helped Put Kerouac 'On The Road' Is Now On The Block

NPR Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:56am

Once thought lost to a watery grave, Neal Cassady's letter to Jack Kerouac, which inspired On the Road, has resurfaced and will be sold Dec. 17. Also: Daniel Handler delivers on his $110,000 apology.

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Al Michaels On Great Sports Moments That He's Witnessed

NPR Books - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:16am

Al Michaels' book covers Super Bowls, Olympics, World Series and working with legends. David Greene meets the play-by-play voice, and talks to Michaels about his book, You Can't Make This Up.

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How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

NPR Books - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 5:14am

God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.

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These Tales Of Transformation Are Both 'Rich And Strange'

NPR Books - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 5:03am

Ron Rash's latest collects 34 of his best short stories; critic Alan Cheuse says they're searingly beautiful, "as if someone has taken a stick from a blazing fire and pressed it into your hand."

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Deep Down Dark’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 8:02pm
Héctor Tobar discusses “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.”

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