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‘Washington’s Revolution,’ by Robert Middlekauff

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:39am
Despite a ragtag army, Washington plotted the way to victory.

Kent Russell’s ‘I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:39am
Essays consider a range of American masculinities, especially at home.

‘The Upstairs Wife,’ by Rafia Zakaria

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:38am
A personal look at the place of women in Pakistani culture.

‘The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot,’ by Blaine Harden

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:36am
A pilot escapes North Korea in the Cold War’s early days.

‘The Boatmaker,’ by John Benditt

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:36am
In this first novel, a loner is intent on a greater understanding of the civilized world, and his place in it.

‘Richard John Neuhaus,’ by Randy Boyagoda

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:35am
A biography of the Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, an intellectual maverick of 20th-century Roman Catholicism.

‘My Documents,’ by Alejandro Zambra

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:34am
Alejandro Zambra’s stories draw from the age of computers and the legacy of Pinochet.

Thomas McGuane’s ‘Crow Fair’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:34am
Thomas McGuane’s story collection, his first in nine years, returns to the untamed spaces of his native Montana.

‘The Folded Clock,’ by Heidi Julavits

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 10:33am
Time loops and circles forward in the essays that make up Heidi Julavits’s diary.

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:30am
Jill Alexander Essbaum, whose “Hausfrau” is No. 16 on the hardcover fiction list, once called the Bible “a voluptuous buffet of bawd!”

The Shortlist: Kate Alcott’s ‘A Touch of Stardust,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:54am
New books by Kate Alcott, Michael Callahan, Angelina Mirabella and Christopher Noxon.

Open Book: Losing the Plot

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:00am
Heidi Julavits says she used to associate journal-keeping “with uncertainty — it was about wondering about my future and who I would be.”

New director takes HTA on next leg of journey

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:37pm
Since taking over as executive director of Headwaters Trails Alliance last November, Meara Michel has been hard at work coordinating a number of efforts to preserve and improve trails across the county.Michel said that the job has been the “perfect culmination” of her backgrounds and interests.It combines her experience with nonprofits and environmental education with her interests as an avid outdoorswoman.“I’ve lived out here for almost nine years, and I’ve ridden the trails, hiked the trails, biked the trails, run the trails, cross-country skied the trails, so I feel like I come to this position with a lot of knowledge …

Grand Lake looks to grants for renovation projects

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:57pm
The East Inlet Boat Launch in Grand Lake should be renovated before long.On Monday night the Grand Lake Board of Trustees approved the submission of a Technical Assistance Grant request to the Northwest Colorado Council of Government (NWCCOG) for the hiring of two consultants. The consultants will help the town develop a management agreement and an environmental assessment and prepare environmental permits related to work on the East Inlet Recreation Area, located southeast of Grand Lake at the end of West Portal Road.The fee for hiring the two consultants will total a little over $9,000. The Technical Assistance Grant request …

Grand County commissioners to address nepotism in workshop

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:41pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners will discuss perceived nepotism within county government at a policy workshop on April 6.The board scheduled the discussion at its March 24 meeting after a citizen raised the issue during the public comment section of the meeting.“The problem is there is perceived and probably is nepotism going on in this county, and we do need to address that,” said Eden Recor. “We do need to put it into a policy and probably schedule it at one of your policy meetings, but a lot of people are thinking that if you’re going to have nepotism, …

Winter Park foot gurus craft ‘local experience’

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:33pm
When you first walk into the Local Experience in Winter Park, you’re struck by the feeling of the place.It feels more like a personal space than a retail space, as if you’d stepped into the gear room of the most avid outdoorsperson you know.That’s not to say it’s dark, disorganized and smells like wet paddling gear.Rather it’s cozy, inviting and unpretentious in a way that makes you feel more like a guest than a customer.The allure seems to trickle down from the philosophy of the business’s owners, Lara Kurtak and Eric Russell.Both are locals in every sense of the word.Kurtak …

Middle Park Medical Center transitions to new billing company

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:21pm
Middle Park Medical Center (MPMC) has begun the transition process from its previous billing company, Healthcare Resource Group, to First Party Receivables Solutions after listening to the residents.“When I started as CEO, I went out to the community, our board, and to our employees and I listened,” said David Ross, MPMC CEO. “Time and time again, the biggest complaint revolved around our billing process. So we listened and we acted.”The transition for patients will begin in the near future with billing statements sent from FPRS that will also contain MPMC literature such as a “Patient Education” letter.“Our goal is to …

It’s the countdown to the Meltdown in Tabernash

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:13pm
TABERNASH — Join Eternal Hills Christian Preschool on Saturday, March 28, for a family-friendly day of fun.Between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. there will be a Rug Rat Rummage Sale and Book Fair featuring gently used goods for children. Beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing to 3 p.m., a chili cook-off, silent auction, indoor carnival, live music, children’s games, face painting, and more will take place.All proceeds will benefit the Eternal Hills Christian Preschool. Eternal Hills Christian Preschool provides children the opportunity to explore, learn, and development in a loving environment. The program features a child-directed approach and attention to …

Contract awarded to repair Colorado-Big Thompson flood damage

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:57pm
The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a contract totaling nearly $1.5 million to Lillard and Clark Construction Company Inc., Denver, for repair to the Big Thompson Diversion Structure, an element of the Colorado-Big Thompson project that was damaged during the September 2013 flood. The project to repair the Big Thompson Diversion Structure, located 8.5 miles west of Loveland, requires removal and restoration of flood-damaged concrete areas, installation of a precast concrete building, repair and replacement of electrical systems, gates, gear boxes, electric motors and other rehabilitation tasks. The work is expected to begin in April 2015.Water from the Colorado-Big Thompson …

Hwy 9 project meeting set for Kremmling

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:57pm
Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation and Kirkland Construction will be on hand at a kickoff meeting for the Colo. Highway 9 project from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Grand County Extension office, 210 11th St., Kremmling.The project in part entails building overpasses and underpasses for wildlife in an effort to reduce the high number of wildlife-vehicle collisions on the highway between Kremmling and Silverthorne. Work is scheduled to begin this spring.Similar meetings are scheduled for Steamboat Springs and Silverthorne:• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Citizens Hall, 124 10th St., Steamboat Springs• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, …
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