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Crime: Flight or Fright

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:24am
Sara Paretsky’s crusading private eye, V.I. (Vic) Warshawski, returns in “Brush Back.”

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:19am
William Finnegan, who has written several sober examinations of the world’s hot spots, has his first best seller with the surfing memoir “Barbarian Days,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.

‘Wealth Secrets of the One Percent,’ by Sam Wilkin

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:12am
An economist offers principles for amassing riches gleaned from business titans.

‘The Love She Left Behind,’ by Amanda Coe

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:08am
In this novel, a woman leaves her husband and two children for a temperamental playwright.

‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,’ by Natasha Pulley

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:02am
In this debut novel, set in 1880s London, a mysterious mechanical genius seems to tinker with fate.

‘Circling the Sun,’ by Paula McLain

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:01am
This novel is based on the life of Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator.

‘The Richest Man Who Ever Lived,’ by Greg Steinmetz

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:00am
A Renaissance-era financier helped to create an international money market.

‘The Fly Trap,’ by Fredrik Sjoberg

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:59am
An amateur entomologist from Sweden offers a unique tour of the world of hoverfly collecting.

‘Barbara the Slut,’ by Lauren Holmes

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:59am
A story collection traces lives tinged with comedy and strain.

‘A Hanging at Cinder Bottom,’ by Glenn Taylor

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:58am
Two card hustlers face the gallows in a West Virginia town.

The Shortlist: Dark Memoirs

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:57am
New books by Alan Lightman, Mary Anna King, Brad Gooch and Allen Kurzweil.

'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:55am

Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

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Grand County Sheriff’s Office honors fallen deputy with ‘Race for Riggs’

Local News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:57pm
The Scottish Poet and Minister Thomas Campbell once wrote, “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”That sentiment, meant to salve the pain of loss the living feel, reminds us our closest connections to our perished loved ones are our own memories.For members of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the fond memory Deputy Alycia Riggs, who died in an off-duty traffic accident in early February, lives on in their hearts and minds. The tragic loss of Riggs, only 30 at the time of her death, stunned the county she served and sent shockwaves through local law-enforcement and …

Grand County Master Trails Plan open for public comment

Local News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:25pm
The Headwaters Trails Alliance has released the final draft of its Grand County Master Trails Plan for public comment.The 114-page document delineates four overarching goals that HTA hopes to accomplish in the Winter Park/Fraser subarea regarding the improvement, development and management of trails for a variety of users.Those goals are supported by objectives, which are in turn supported by benchmarks and potential projects.HTA Executive Director Meara Michel said she encouraged commentators to make note of the goals, objectives, benchmarks and potential projects contained in the final draft.The list of potential projects could also change based on public comments, Michel said.Michel …

Open Book: More Than Scary

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:19pm
Ruth Franklin, who’s writing a biography of Shirley Jackson, says of her subject: “She continues to fascinate me every day.”

Letters: Nixon’s the One

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:16pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of new books about Richard Nixon and more.

Winter Park biker sweeps Colorado Freeride Festival

Local News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 3:01pm
If you made it to the Colorado Freeride Festival at Trestle Bike Park last weekend, you probably heard the name Jacqueline Thomas.The 25-year-old Winter Park native cleaned house in the women’s pro field, winning the Air Downhill, Super Downhill, Trestle Downhill and USA Cycling Colorado State Championships.Two weeks ago, Thomas placed second in the women’s pro downhill at the USAC 2015 Mountain Biking Nationals in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.Thomas, who works at Le Feet Lab in Winter Park with her father, Jacques, is the first woman to ride on Trestle Bike Park’s home team.Of the four races Thomas dominated over the …

Brigid Irish plea agreement decision continued until Sept. 2

Local News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:45pm
The legal case of Brigid Irish has been continued until Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. when Irish will be back in District Court before Judge Mary Hoak for an arraignment.No decision has been made regarding the proposed plea agreement offered to Irish.Irish was in court on July 15. During that appearance Irish’s public defender and representatives of the district attorney’s office presented Judge Hoak with a plea agreement previously worked out between the parties.That agreement calls for Irish to pay a restitution amount of $431,000 and spend 32 years on supervised probation, among other stipulations. During those proceedings , Hoak …

DUI training request draws laughs from Granby board

Local News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:37pm
GRANBY — Police Chief Bill Housley drew chuckles from the Granby Board of Trustees on Tuesday night, July 28, when he requested permission from the Board to conduct DUI testing with the Granby Police officers.The reason Chief Housley requested permission to conduct the training, and the reason the Board found the request somewhat comical, is because DUI training for the officers requires the use of non-police volunteers who will drink alcohol before the officers practice administering roadside sobriety tests and other aspects of DUI enforcement. No date has been set yet for the training.“We have volunteers who are willing to …

Grand Lake eyes East Inlet Boat Launch maintenance project

Local News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 2:37pm
For many people who vacation in the Three Lakes area, the East Inlet Boat Launch outside Grand Lake is a special place.The East Inlet Boat Launch, located at the far east end of West Portal Road on the eastern shore of Grand Lake, is a popular launch point for boats in the Three Lakes region as it is the only boat launch without a fee requirement. The Town of Grand Lake has been awarded a pair grants to conduct maintenance and repair work on the facilities.Officials from the Town of Grand Lake said technical work on the project will be …
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