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Mountain Rescue: Tips for surviving lightning in the backcountry

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:57am
On average, three people are killed every year in Colorado by lightning and five times that number are injured. Colorado ranks third in average annual lightning deaths, behind Florida and Texas.So far this year there has been one Colorado fatality; Kathleen Bartlett was struck and killed at 12,400 feet on Mt. Yale, near Buena Vista. In my career I have dealt with three lightning fatalities. Two were military personnel, killed together above tree line near the top of Stanley Mountain. The other was a black powder hunter in a forested area near Gore Pass who took shelter under a tree. …

Jonathan Franzen On Writing: It's An 'Escape From Everything'

NPR Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:56am

The author of The Corrections and the new novel Purity likens writing to losing himself in a dream. "When it's really going well ... you're in a fantasy land and feeling no pain," he says.

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Bookends: Is Everyone Qualified to Be a Critic?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:41am
Adam Kirsch and Charles McGrath discuss what it takes to pass judgment on the arts.

ArtsBeat: Carrie Brownstein’s Book Tour to Kick Off in Brooklyn

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:27am
Carrie Brownstein will be traveling to 11 cities across the United States this fall to promote her memoir, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” due in October.

Tabernash church to conduct ‘Blessing of the Backpacks’

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:17am
TABERNASH – The Church of Eternal Hills invites all students to bring their backpacks with them on Sunday, Sept. 6, for Blessings of the Backpacks. The beginning of the school year can be a stressful time for students and parents alike. The goal of this service is to ease anxiety, remind students that they are not alone in their studies, and help kick the school year off to a great start.During the service, Pastor Paula will invite students to bring their backpacks to the front so that they can be blessed for the upcoming school year. Using her engaging and …

‘The End of Tsarist Russia,’ by Dominic Lieven

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:16am
A scholar approaches World War I from the standpoint of Russian foreign policy.

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Aug. 23-29, 2015

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:57am
Grand County transactions Aug. 23-29Old Park Filing #4, Lot 7, Block E – Place Live Housing Locations Colorado LLC to Travis Kummer, $225,000Wildwood at Winter Park Ranch Lot 2 – K2 Properties LLC to Matthew Terrio, $282,000Blue Valley Acres Unit #2, Lot 7, Block 5 – Randi and Derek Krebsbach to Jill Guttman, $252,000Indian Peaks Bldg A, Condo Unit 203, Week 52 – Richard and Linda Miller to Obadiah and Gilbert Pilkington Jr, $1,500Winter Park Lodge II Bldg C, Unit 202 – Scott and Lana Keith to Frank Handwork, $139,000Base Camp One Condos Unit 305R – Ronald and Adrienne Miner …

Grand Economic Summit speaks to leadership

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:49am
The Grand Summit has a message of inspiration for those in leadership positions as well as those who lead with their words and their actions. Together we can educate, collaborate and elevate each other to new heights.Betty Shotton will be bringing a message of inspiration with her keynote presentation “LiftOff Leadership” to the Grand Economic Summit scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 2.Sponsored by the Grand County of Economic Development, the Grand Economic Summit will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at The High Lonesome Lodge at Devil’s Thumb Resort.With over 35 years as a CEO and entrepreneur, Betty …

FV Story Time

Evanced Signup RSS - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 6:06am
When: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 10:00 AM
Where: Fraser Valley Library at Fraser Valley Urban Community Meeting Room

Story Hour is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 6 years (though, all ages are welcome). Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library! Please call 726-5689 for more information.                                                     

Truth Is Strange And Fiction Is Charming In 'Girl Waits With Gun'

NPR Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:04am

Amy Stewart's new novel is inspired by the real-life tale of the Kopp sisters, three women who faced down a cruel factory owner after he crashed into their buggy and refused to pay restitution.

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‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ by David Lagercrantz

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:30am
The novel features artificial intelligence and code breaking and suitably icy bad guys.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

NPR Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:01am

A new book explains that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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‘Did You Ever Have a Family’ by Bill Clegg

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:00am
In the wake of a tragedy, the affected reckon with complicated pasts.

Grand County deputies investigate report of police impersonator

Local News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:05pm
Grand County Sheriff’s deputies are actively investigating a report of a police impersonator that occurred Saturday night along Highway 34, according to a posting by the Sheriff’s Office.The incident involved two suspect vehicles, a white sedan with no visible markings and an unknown second vehicle with flashing red and blue lights.“We take these crimes very seriously and they will not be tolerated,” the Sheriff’s Office Facebook posting says. “Please contact any law enforcement agency if you see any suspicious activity.”The posting points out that all of deputies are prepared to provide official credentials upon request and will provide a business …

Grand County Search and Rescue locates missing hiker

Local News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:01am
On Friday, Aug. 28, at 3:30 p.m., Grand County Search and Rescue was paged for a missing 69-year-old woman who became separated from her hiking party en route from Stanley Peak to the Broome Hut via the Nystrom Trail. The hiking party indicated the group had left Stanley Mountain after summiting in the early afternoon. The group further stated the missing woman had been seen near the Broome Hut but had turned around and proceeded west back up the trail toward the Nystrom Trail.GCSAR requested aerial reconnaissance from Colorado Flight For Life, and ground support from the Winter Park Resort …

Novelist Amy Stewart Turns 1914 Traffic Accident Into 'Girl Waits With Gun'

NPR Books - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 3:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Stewart about her novel Girl Waits With Gun. It's based on the story of a woman who went on to become one of the first female deputy sheriffs in early 20th century America.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 4:09pm

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 6:53am

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 6:19am

Hermann Simon's mother lived as a Jew in Berlin during World War II. Through cunning and disguise, Marie Jalowicz Simon managed to evade the Nazis right under their noses.

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Presenting: The Holy Romance Trinity Of J

NPR Books - Sun, 08/30/2015 - 5:03am

Blogger Sarah Wendell usually reads on a Kindle, but she treasures a row of crumbling paperbacks by authors she calls the Holy Romance Trinity of J: Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood and Judith McNaught.

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