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Rocky Mountain National Park copes with escaped campfires

Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:49am
During the past 10 days, fire managers and park rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park have responded to four illegal, escaped campfires, according to the National Park Service.All four were suppressed at less than 1/4 acre, officials said, but each one had the potential to spread and threaten lives and property. Rocky Mountain National Park always has fire restrictions. Campfires are only allowed within designated campfire rings at select locations in the park, including picnic areas and campgrounds. In the fall of 2012, the Fern Lake Fire started from an illegal campfire. This fire burned more than 3,000 acres, caused …

'NeuroTribes' Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum

NPR Books - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:48am

Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism.

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Grand Park to host the Zoppé Italian Family Circus Sept. 4-7

Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:33am
WINTER PARK — Grand Park announces the Zoppé Italian Family Circus is coming to the Fraser Valley on Sept. 4-7.Founded in 1842 by a French street clown and a Hungarian equestrienne ballerina, the seventh generation of Zoppé family performers continue to welcome spectators into an intimate 500-­seat tent known as Veneto. The circus features acrobatic feats, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowning and plenty of audience participation.The Zoppé Italian Family Circus is a traditional European circus with talented artists performing in the same interactive style their ancestors used to entertain families over a century ago and is one of the last …

Autumn reading: Suggested pages to turn as the leaves turn

Local News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:33am
Autumn is a beautiful time to settle into your rocking chair with a book. While the leaves turn, you can enjoy the comforts of a good read! Grand County Library District has a few suggestions.The movie A Walk in the Woods just hit theaters, but you can read the original book by Bill Bryson. Wishing to reacquaint himself with America after spending time in England, Bryson sets off to hike the Appalachian Trail with his out-of-shape friend. This is a great book for the outdoors aficionado and anyone looking for a laugh.For the dog lovers out there, The Possibility Dogs …

Franzen's Latest Novel: An Ambitious But Tarnished 'Purity'

NPR Books - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:28am

Jonathan Franzen weaves together a cavalcade of stories and characters in his latest novel. Critic Maureen Corrigan says that despite its breadth, Purity fails to "emotionally move the reader."

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Children's Storytime

Evanced Signup RSS - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:16am
When: Thursday, September 03, 2015 10:15 AM
Where: Kremmling Library at Kremmling Community Meeting Room

Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library. Please call 724-9228 for more information.

Toddler and Preschool Story Hour

Evanced Signup RSS - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:16am
When: Thursday, September 03, 2015 11:00 AM
Where: Juniper Library at Grand Lake at Juniper Children's Library

Story Hour is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library! Please call 627-8353 for more information.

Granby Story Time

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When: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 10:00 AM
Where: Granby Library at Granby Community Meeting Room

Story Time is a fun interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to read books, socialize and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library. Please call 887-2149 for more information.

HSS Story Time

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When: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:15 AM
Where: Hot Sulphur Springs Library at Hot Sulphur Springs Library

Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library. Please call 725-3942 for more information.

'Twelve Kings' Launches A Bold New Fantasy World

NPR Books - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:03am

Twelve immortal, iron-fisted god-kings rule over the desert metropolis of Sharakhai. No one can stand against them, until the gladiator Çeda begins hunting for the truth behind her mother's death.

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'The Shepherd's Crown' Tells Terry Pratchett Fans How To Mourn Him

NPR Books - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:03am

The fantasy author's last novel opens with the death of one of his most beloved characters and serves as an illustration of his thoughts on his own impending death and the inevitability of change.

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‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:30am
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.









‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:30am
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.









About 70 jobs to be cut at Henderson Mine & Mill

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:41pm
Portions of Grand, Clear Creek and Summit counties are steeling themselves for a round of layoffs scheduled for the Henderson Mine and Mill.Approximately 70 jobs are expected to be cut from the two industrial operations.Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), which owns Henderson Mine and Mill, issued a press release on Thursday, Aug. 27, detailing spending cuts in the company in response to what they call, “market conditions.”The release states, “FCX has revised mine plans at its Henderson primary molybdenum mine to operate at a lower rate.”The release goes on to state that Henderson will experience a 35 percent reduction from previous annual production …

Grand County approves employment contract with Curran

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:25pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has approved a contract to employ County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran as a water negotiator after she leaves her county manager’s post on Sept. 7.Curran announced her resignation on Aug. 11. The board had previously discussed the possibility of maintaining a relationship with Curran for water negotiations.The employment contract, approved at the board’s Sept. 1 meeting, outlines Curran’s new role as a part-time temporary employee and representative in negotiations on various water issues including Grand Lake clarity, the Moffat Firming Project, Windy Gap Bypass and Windy Gap Firming Project, among others.Curran will be paid …

Grand County seeks input on salaries

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:01pm
Grand County has posted a poll on its website seeking taxpayer input on implementation of a state law that could provide salary increases for elected officials by up to 30 percent.The posting, which can be viewed online at www.co.grand.co.us, says:“The Grand County Board of County Commissioners wants your opinion.“Senate Bill 15-288 – Concerning the compensation paid to certain public officials“This Bill was approved and signed by the Governor Hickenlooper on June 3, 2015, and it allows for an increase in salary for elected officials.“Grand County is a Category III county. According to SB 15-288, persons elected in 2017 or after …

Grand Lake increases annual fees for nightly rental properties

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:53pm
Do nightly rental properties constitute a business? Do single-night rental properties represent an unfair form of competition to official lodging businesses? These were just a couple of the questions discussed at the last Grand Lake Board of Trustees meeting, held in late August, when the Board approved an increase in the fees charged to Nightly Rental property owners. The license fee for nightly rental property operators was increased from $400 annually to $600 annually.The last time the nightly rental property fee was increased was January 2009. The Board also voted to allocate the fees assessed on nightly rental properties to …

In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

NPR Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:29pm

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

NPR Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:29pm

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.

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Mudderella lends Grand County women personal strength

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:29pm
Running up a mountain isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of fun. But on Aug. 22 a number of women from Grand County headed to Snowmass Ski Resort near Aspen to do exactly that as they participated in the 2015 Snowmass Mudderella event.A Mudderella is a multi-mile obstacle course where participants work together to overcome their own personal limits as well as the prepared obstructions. The Mudderella events are similar to the more well known “Tough Mudder” events, except a Mudderella is for women only with a greater emphasis on working together and women supporting women to complete the course. The Mudderella …
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