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Court decision on Irish plea agreement expected Wednesday

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:33pm
Wednesday, Sept. 2, marks an important date in the ongoing legal defense of Brigid Irish.On Wednesday, Irish will be back in District Court before Judge Mary Hoak for a scheduled arraignment. Wednesday is also the day Judge Hoak is expected to announce her decision to officially accept or deny a plea agreement brokered between the district attorney’s office and Irish’s public defender earlier this summer.The full details of that plea agreement are unavailable unless and until the agreement is accepted by the Court, but some of the details proposed in July included requiring Irish pay a restitution amount totaling approximately …

ArtsBeat: Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:25pm
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the winners on Tuesday.

History chat focuses on mountain club’s role in formation of Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:13pm
As part of RMNP’s Centennial Celebration, experts will present the role of the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) in founding the Rocky Mountain National Park during a History Chat at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Historic Fraser Church.With over 100 years of history, the park was the best single act of the Colorado Mountain Club – supporting the drive to create Rocky Mountain National Park. Enos Mills, credited with his environmental stance supporting the movement, was one of the 25 original members of the Colorado Mountain Club.It was also CMC members who sought tribal assistance to name landmarks …

Instructor examines climate change in Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:13pm
Have you ever wondered how various birds, plants, and mammals have and will be affected by the changing climate of the Rocky Mountains? Join the Rocky Mountain Conservancy for a day-long educational adventure about how this change in the climate has affected Rocky Mountain National Park, and the ecosystems that it is composed of.On Sept. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., instructor Dr. Timothy Kittel will delve into ecosystems from the montane all the way up to the alpine tundra where he will discuss the vulnerabilities, ecology, and inhabitants of these various landscapes.Dr. Kittel received his Ph.D. from the …

Hazardous-fuels reduction work continues in Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:13pm
Fire Management staff at Rocky Mountain National Park are nearing completion of the 150 acre Eagle Cliff fuels reduction project and will start work on four more fuels reduction projects later this year. The upcoming projects include 40 acres in the Sprague Lake area, 40 acres around Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge parking, 210 acres in between Mills Creek and Glacier Creek, and up to 900 acres around the base of Deer Mountain. Work will include removing dead trees, the lower limbs of remaining trees, ladder fuels, dead and down logs, and the removal of select trees adjacent to infrastructure. …

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 …
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