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Book Review: 'The Uses Of The Body,' Deborah Landau

NPR Books - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:30pm

Poet Tess Taylor reviews The Uses of the Body by Deborah Landau.

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Granby aviation museum poised to open

Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:13pm
GRANBY — The new Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum is located inside the former Rocky Mountain Airways (RMA) airline terminal building at 1023 County Road 610. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, at 7 a.m. There is no entry fee. Because Grand County has a rich aviation heritage, local volunteers, with the leadership of the Friends of the Granby Airport Inc., have organized a number of informative exhibits. In addition to The Granby Airport Pioneers Wall of Fame, which promotes the visionary community leaders and aviators who built and preserved the airport, the stories of local military …

Photo: Berthoud Pass work under way

Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:05pm

Green Corner: Try these natural alternatives to harsh chemicals

Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:57pm
These days with the rise of allergies, illnesses, and the cost of chemical products, why would anyone still want to use harsh chemicals when they could potentially be the cause of some of these issues? Plus, we all know none of them are good for the environment. Instead of using expensive and toxic chemical products, try using these old school, homemade, and easy-to-use natural alternatives around your house and watch how well they outperform some of the chemicals we have gotten used to thinking are the only way to clean anymore. Two of the best natural products I have come …

The art of live looping comes to Cooper Creek

Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:49pm
WINTER PARK – Innovative Colorado based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, loop artist and educator Arthur Lee Land brings an unforgettable solo act using the Art of Live-Looping to Cooper Creek’s Music on the Mall on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Lee Land creates a full band sound by layering vocals and a multitude of acoustics through the art of live looping. His one-man performances have dropped jaws at clubs and concerts across the country. With his entertaining style and multi-instrumental architecture, Arthur constructs songs before your very eyes.Audiences forget they are watching one man, hearing instead compositions rich and intricate enough for an …

Trail of the Week: Riflesight Trail now clear of snow

Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:33pm
The snow is finally melting for the season just in time for our Independence Day holiday. We can now start to enjoy some of our fantastic high elevation trails throughout the county.This includes our historic Riflesight Trail located along Corona Pass road. Corona is rightfully named meaning “Crown of the Continent.” Corona road (also knonw as Rollins Pass or the Moffat Road) was named after the previous railway stop located the top of the pass in the early 1900s before the Moffat Tunnel was created.At this time, trains from the Denver Northwestern and Pacific Railway traveled 23 miles up and …

Obituary: Clair B. Orr

Local News - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:17pm
A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend, Clair B. Orr, 61, of Kersey, Colo., passed on to his eternal life with Christ on June 26, 2015, with his family at his side. He was born on Aug.12, 1953, in Kremmling to Jack and Alta Orr. He graduated from Kremmling High School in 1971.He married Deborah Kautz in 1974. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Deborah J. Kautz; daughters Tonya (Kyle) Pérez of Nara Visa, N.M.; Kaycee (Jason) Hoffman of Thedford, Neb.; Katie (Coy) Egbert of Hudson, Colo.; seven grandchildren including Peyton & Libby Pérez; Haxton, …

Get A 'Grip' On This Goofy Noir Sci-Fi Tale

NPR Books - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:03am

This reissue of Gilbert Hernandez's series starts out noir — a young man with amnesia and a mysterious lipstick trace — but quickly gets weird. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says it's full of "goofy joy."

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DeVos: Listening to Mom

Local News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:53pm
Two thousand years ago some adventurous Chinese chef was seeking out exotic flavors and enticing spices. He harvested crystals that he grew out of bat manure and gathered a little sulfur for color and a little charcoal to subdue the odor.He looked up from his labors to see his despicable neighbor checking his mail. After he’d gone back inside, the chef thought to himself, “I could so blow up his mailbox if only I had a ... a ... well, if I had some, I’d call them fireworks!” So he took his piles of spices, which were actually the raw …

Hamilton: The war on symbols

Local News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:45pm
There’s lots of talk about removing symbols that offend one activist group or another. Just to name a few symbols: Confederate Flags, Christian Crosses, the Ten Commandments, Swastikas, Hanukkah Menorahs, Christmas Manger Scenes, and Wedding cakes.Well, folks who grew up in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) have many good reasons to be offended by President Andrew Jackson; so, while we are banishing symbols, let’s remove Andrew Jackson from the face of the $20 bill. Here’s why:In 1816, Gen. Andrew Jackson led the efforts to exterminate the Seminole Indians of Florida. Memo to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People …

Muftic: Obamacare is ambulatory again

Local News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:45pm
On a decisive 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the legislation implementing Obamacare was constitutional and legislators intended that federally administered insurance could be subsidized.What this means for consumers is that 6 million subscribers through the federal system will maintain their affordable health insurance and that for everyone else, the rates would not soar. The subscribers most affected were those who lived in the 35 states that did not set up their own health insurance exchanges through which Obamacare could have been administered on a state basis. Kaiser Health had predicted that all insurance rates would have increased …

Runaway teens sought by Kremmling police

Local News - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:01pm
The Kremmling Police Department is on the lookout for two runaway teens, Caroline Dean and Malcolm Rose, both from the Kremmling area.The department released information regarding the two children on Wednesday, July 1. The teens have been missing since June 30. The Kremmling police consider the two teens runaways.Malcolm Rose, 14, is a white male, 5 feet 10’ inches tall and 180 pounds with bleached blonde hair and blue eyes. Malcolm was last seen at noon on June 30. He was last seen wearing black shoes, black sweatpants and a black shirt with a large white logo on the front. …

On World Cafe, A Look At The Grateful Dead's Legacy

NPR Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 1:19pm

As the Dead's Fare Thee Well Tour comes to a close, World Cafe talks with David Browne, the author of a new book on the legendary band.

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ArtsBeat: ‘Absolute Transmetropolitan’ and ‘Melody': A Squalid City and a Stripper Memoir

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:13am
Two new reprint collections, “Absolute Transmetropolitan: Volume 1” and “Melody: Story of a Nude Dancer,” take on social injustice.


For This Nostalgia Trip, 'We Don't Need Roads'

NPR Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 7:32am

This oral history of the Back to the Future movies offers a wealth of fascinating historical trivia — but critic Genevieve Valentine says it's carefully broad scope can mean a lack of sharp analysis.

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Misty Copeland Seeks To Inspire Other African-American Dancers

NPR Books - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:07am

Misty Copeland is the American Ballet Theater's first female African-American principal dancer. She discusses her book, Firebird. (This piece initially aired on Sept. 9, 2014 on Morning Edition).

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William Styron’s ‘My Generation: Collected Nonfiction’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:00am
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.


‘Skyfaring,’ by Mark Vanhoenacker

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:00am
An ode to the wonder of air travel, from the cockpit of a 747.


‘New Objectivity’ and ‘Max Beckmann: The Still Lifes’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:18pm
Amid the turmoil that followed the Great War, German artists set out to create a new society.


Grand County Community Events Calendar, July 1 - July 7

Local News - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 6:05pm
WednesdayJuly 1Art Out of Thin Air Display, all day, free, Bistro 28 at Pole Creek Golf Course, Tabernash, 970-531-3439.Story Time, 10 a.m., Granby Library.Spring Art Show: Bonnie Quillen, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Granby Library, Community Room, Valley Creative Writers, 10:05-11:35 a.m., free, Fraser Public Library, 970-726-4717.Story Time, 11:15 a.m., Firefighters, Local Heroes, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hot Sulphur Springs Library, to Geocaching, 11:30 a.m.-noon, free, sign up at the Columbia Store & meet at the Gazebo in the Village at 11:15 a.m., Winter Park Resort, Rotary Club Meeting, noon, lunch $12, Maverick’s Grille, Granby, guest speaker: Ray Jennings.Rocky Mountain Heritage …
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