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Fraser Rec District residents weigh in

Local News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 5:21pm
Preliminary results from the Fraser Valley Recreation District’s community needs assessment point toward improvements at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex, Grand Park Recreation Center and Pole Creek Golf Club as top priorities for residents.The assessment, part of a process of revision for the district’s organizational master plan, included a focus group and survey to collect data from full-time and part-time residents.The preliminary results were presented at a recreation district board meeting in January.“I think the information is going to all be very helpful in allowing us to prioritize future potential capital improvement projects,” said Scott Ledin, director of parks, recreation …

Comments sought on Trail River Ranch Education Center proposal

Local News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 5:21pm
Just over a fortnight is left for folks to comment on the proposed Trail River Ranch Education Center.The National Park Service (NPS) is taking comments from the public regarding a proposal to establish Trail River Ranch in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) as an education center for the west side of the park.Bonnie Severson provided some background details on the proposal. Severson was the Committee Chair for the Friends of Trail River Ranch until January, when she stepped down from the position and Grand Lake Mayor Judy Burke began her tenure.Trail River Ranch was the summer home of Betty Dick, …

From Iran To Comedy Central: Maz Jobrani's Path To 'Middle Eastern Funny Man'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 3:53pm

The Iranian-American comic came to the U.S. when he was 6 years old, just before Iran's 1979 revolution. His new memoir is I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV.

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Grand County Master Trails Plan in the works

Local News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:49am
It’s exciting to hear people talk about their trail experiences. I think one of the great things about mountain biking is the excitement it brings and seeing riders light up after going out on a ride or anticipating that next adventure.There are so many different experiences that mountain bikers have. One may be shredding the tight twisty singletrack on the Arrow Trail or taking in the wildflowers while riding Granby Ranch in the spring time. I found that excitement just the other night while talking about trails and mountain biking with Scott Linnenburger and Greg Mazu. Scott Linnenburger was recently …

Grand County businesses benefit from Northwest Loan Fund

Local News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:09am
Windy Gap Logging is the latest Grand County recipient of a loan from the Northwest Loan Fund (NLF). When recent legislation made it tougher for small logging companies to operate, the Ranch Creek Sawmill in Granby found itself with limited raw materials to produce the lumber products for which it has become known.Mike Jolovich, owner and operator, decided the best way to make sure they had ample timber was to create his own logging operation to supply the mill with the material it needed. His plan included the purchase of logging equipment, and additional staff to operate it. Anita Cameron, …

DeVos: More childhood lessons

Local News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:09am
“I think I’ll make a spinach quiche for dinner tonight,” my wife said over the Denver Post.I thought about that for a moment before asking, “Did you know deep-fried fruit bats are a delicacy in large parts of Asia? They also bake a lot of bats in casseroles.”There was a page-turning pause before she replied, “I was not aware of that. Are you moving there?”“No, I was just musing on peculiar things that people eat.”“Quiche? Quiche isn’t peculiar. Ask any French cook if it is.”“Uh-uh,” I shook my head, “I’m good with quiche; it was the spinach part that got …

Hamilton — Stonewalled: How the nightly news is managed

Local News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:09am
The tall tales spun by celebrity news anchor Brian Williams are small potatoes compared to what Emmy Award-winning reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals in her book: Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington (2014).Sharyl Attkisson details powerful pressure by the Obama administration on the news managers at the major networks to ignore Benghazi, the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandals and to downplay the IRS and Veterans Administration scandals. But wait. There’s more.Big industry and big pharma don’t want shoddy products or dangerous drugs exposed. They sometimes threaten the major networks with the …

Muftic: GOP candidates short on foreign policy

Local News - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:09am
Nearly all of the GOP field of potential presidential candidates lack foreign policy experience. That is alarming.Whoever is elected to the White House will assume the mantel of the leader of the Free and Western World and must be able to command respect of our allies if they have any hope to lead them. Given the threats from Russia rising and ISIS inflaming, this is not the time for amateur hour, steep learning curves, and on-the-job education. Too many mistakes in judgment calls based in ignorance while learning the ropes could be catastrophic for national security.Three GOP governors set about …
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