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‘Men of War,’ by Alexander Rose

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:00am
Alexander Rose takes on the combat experience at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg and Iwo Jima.









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‘The China Challenge,’ by Thomas J. Christensen

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:00am
A former State Department official urges Americans to accept China’s rise to power.









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Novelist E.L. Doctorow, Author Of 'Billy Bathgate,' 'Ragtime,' Dies At 84

NPR Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 7:24pm

The writer was best known for his works of historical fiction set in the early 20th-century United States. His son told the New York Times that he died Tuesday of complications from lung cancer.

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Dr. Seuss’ ‘What Pet Should I Get?’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:45pm
“What Pet Should I Get?” shows Dr. Seuss’ particular genius for distilling both the spirit of his times and the timeless mind-set of children.









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Johnson Property transferred to Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:57pm
Rocky Mountain National Park announced this week it has completed the transfer of the Johnson Property within the park from the Rocky Mountain Conservancy to the Park.The Johnson Property was a parcel of land previously owned by the Johnson Family and used seasonally. After deciding they no longer wanted the land the Johnson family offered the property for sale and it was purchased by the RMC in February 2013.The effort to purchase the property began in 2012 when officials from RMNP identified the parcel as a high priority for acquisition and enlisted the help of the RMC to raise the …

Colorado Freeride Festival starts July 23 in Winter Park

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:09pm
The 2015 Colorado Freeride Festival kicks off Thursday, July 23 at Trestle Bike Park. Want to be there for all the big moments? Here’s a list of some of the weekend’s best bets.July 23Air Downhill – This event tests each rider’s ability to command Trestle’s premier jump trail, Rainmaker. The race will take place on the lower half of Rainmaker. Spectators can view the race from the start or along the course.July 24New Belgium Super Downhill – This single-stage Enduro race will see riders charge from the top of Trestle to the base. The best views of the race will …

Book Review: 'How To Be Drawn,' Terrance Hayes

NPR Books - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:54pm

Poet Tess Taylor reviews Terrance Hayes' collection of poetry, How to be Drawn.

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County commissioners renew Verizon permits

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:53pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has approved the renewal of special use permits for two Verizon Wireless telecommunications sites in Grand County.Verizon Wireless operates a site on Wolford Mountain and one near the intersection of County Road 5 and County Road 5101.The Wolford site houses an 85-foot tower and other equipment. The Fraser site houses a 125-foot tower. Staff recommended approval for both sites with the condition that Verizon paint the antennas and dishes at both locations a dull grey to comply with county regulations.The board approved the renewal of both permits under the condition that Verizon Wireless paints …

Rock for Rescue Celebrates GCSAR’s 30th anniversary

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:53pm
How much does it cost when Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR) team members go out in the middle of the night in a rain storm to find and rescue a lost or injured hiker? What can the family of a hunter who perished in a snowstorm expect to pay for a five day search involving helicopters, search dogs and hundreds of hours of backcountry search by trained rescuers?How much was the bill for evacuating a skier by toboggan who injured his leg when he got caught in an avalanche?The answer: Zero.Grand County Search and Rescue, like the majority of …

Obituary: John Brice Sheriff

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:49am
John Brice Sheriff was born May 25, 1926, in Denver, Colo., to Glenn and Adaline Morgan Sheriff. His whole life revolved around operating the Sheriff Ranch, which was homesteaded by his great-grandmother and grandfather in 1881.He attended 12 years of school in Hot Sulphur Springs in the building that now houses the Grand County Museum. John served his country in the Pacific Theater of World War II in the U.S. Navy from 1944 through 1946. His ship was in Tokyo Bay on the day the Japanese signed the surrender, ending World War II.Three days later he walked through the rubble …

Bonnie Gravitt

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:49am
A memorial service for Bonnie Gravitt will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at Point Park in Grand Lake. The service will be followed by a reception at Stillwater Grille in Soda Springs at 1 p.m. …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, July 12-18, 2015

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:41am
Grand County transactions, July 12-18Val Moritz Village 2nd Filing, Lot 1, Block 2 – Kurt Sonderman and Amy Edwards to Brian and Lawanna Leslie, $75,000Blue Valley Acres Lot 22, Block 4 – Brad and Cristella Eckert to Brandon and Jaclyn Freel, $353,000Alpine Timbers II Lot 49 – Robert Wolf to Daniel Girdano and Joan Christensen, $725,000SEC 20 TWP 2N R 81W Partial Legal – See Document – Michael O’Hotto to Veronica Loya Perez, $149,900Soda Springs Ranch Filing 2, Unit 6 – Judith A Hunt Revocable Trust to Blakley Investments LLC, $185,000Snowblaze Bldg C, Condo Unit 24 – Gregory Klittner and …

Two emergency rescues in Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:41am
Two recent emergency rescues were conducted in Rocky Mountain National Park near Forest Canyon and Emerald Lake, respectively. On Sunday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. park rangers were notified via cell phone that a 13-year-old female from Estes Park had suffered a leg injury roughly a half-mile northwest of The Pool in rugged Forest Canyon in Rocky Mountain National Park.Her father had climbed to higher ground and was fortunate to get cell phone coverage. Due to the fact that the patient is a juvenile her name and her father’s name will not be released. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and …

Letter: In support of James Newberry

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:01am
To the Editor:I am so saddened to read all this hateful rhetoric toward Commissioner Newberry. It seems to me there is lots of assuming guilt when I don’t believe there has been a trial.It seems there is a lot of meanness without any recognition of all the work Commissioner Newberry has provided for the community. This is HOURS of meetings and thoughtful input to VERY important issues to the county.I personally have had to call on Commissioner Newberry pertaining to property issues my family has in the county. He was never too busy to call back and set special meetings …

In support of James Newberry

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:01am
To the Editor:I am so saddened to read all this hateful rhetoric toward Commissioner Newberry. It seems to me there is lots of assuming guilt when I don’t believe there has been a trial.It seems there is a lot of meanness without any recognition of all the work Commissioner Newberry has provided for the community. This is HOURS of meetings and thoughtful input to VERY important issues to the county.I personally have had to call on Commissioner Newberry pertaining to property issues my family has in the county. He was never too busy to call back and set special meetings …

Berthoud Pass parking area closed Tuesday

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:37am
The parking lot, trailhead and restrooms at the top of the Berthoud Pass are closed today, Tuesday, July 21, while a helicopter delivers materials and supplies for the installation of a new avalanche control system at the Stanley Slide.The U.S. Forest Service authorized and permitted the avalanche control system for use by the Colorado Department of Transportation last fall. The system is expected to be in use for the winter of 2015-16.The “remote preventative avalanche release system” will be located on the Arapaho National Forest in a notorious avalanche shoot known as the Stanley Slide, which crosses US Highway 40 …

Accident snarls Berthoud Pass

Local News - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:29am
An accident on US Highway 40 westbound slowed travelers down to one lane of alternating traffic in the eastbound lanes on July 21. The accident occurred at 8:47 a.m. about three miles east of the summit of Berthoud Pass and is reported to have involved a turned over semi-truck. The incident is located at mile-marker 246.77. …
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