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‘Gutshot,’ Stories by Amelia Gray

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
These stories test the reader’s ability to accept dark desires.







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Open Book: Start of a Long Trip

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Mark Z. Danielewski’s visually stylized novel “The Familiar” is the first in a planned series of 27 books.







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Former candidate: Newberry violated election rules

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:25pm
A former Grand County commissioner candidate raised concerns about campaign contributions to Grand County Commissioner James Newberry during his 2008 and 2012 campaigns.Newberry did not register a candidate committee in either election, which made him ineligible to accept campaign contributions.Chas McConnell presented the Sky-Hi News with a copy of a $300 check from developer Scott Bradley to Newberry dated Sept. 26, 2012.McConnell lost to Newberry in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.Bradley, a Denver-based developer, confirmed that the check was a campaign contribution.“He was running for office, and there would be no way I would be able to pay him …

County manager: county did not backfill attorney’s retirement

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:25pm
A recent email from the Colorado County Officials and Employees Retirement Association seeking to elucidate the subject of Grand County Attorney Anthony “Jack” DiCola’s retirement contributions has contradicted previous assertions, though officials maintain that the county did not make retroactive contributions to DiCola’s plan.Previously, County Commissioners Merrit Linke and James Newberry, as well as County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran, have asserted that DiCola contributed to CCOERA, the county’s retirement plan, starting on July 1, 1980.That assertion has been based on a 2015 email from CCOERA Director of Client Services Tom Krushensky.But a more recent CCOERA email bumped the date forward …

K9 injury management classes offered at Snow Mountain Ranch

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
Leaders of the Snow Mountain Ranch Dog Sledding Team will be hosting “Assessing and Managing Injuries in Sled Dogs: K9 Injury Management Class” from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29.Anyone with an active dog is encouraged to participate. The course will be taught by veterinarian Wendy Herlihy, who has competed in mid-distance dog sled races, including the AttaBoy 300, Pedigree Stage Stop, UP200, mid-distance Beargrease and the Yellowknife Dog Derby among others.The course will cover paw care, diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and soft tissue injuries, nutrition, on-trail first aid, and more. It will be taught as …

Granby reduces fluoride levels following new guidelines

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
For the first time in more than 50 years the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) has amended its recommendations for adding fluoride to community water systems.The PHS has reduced the optimum recommended amount of fluoride in municipal water systems to a maximum of 0.7 milligrams per liter. The previous recommended range, from 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams, was changed this year for the first time since 1962.Fluoride levels in Granby’s water supply vary depending on whether the water comes from the North Service Area or the South Service Area, two separate water systems providing public water service to community residents. Historically …

Back on the range

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
In early May 450 horses started their long journey back to Grand County. These horses carry summer visitors along our various trails around Grand Lake and Snow Mountain Ranch. Sombrero Ranch wranglers rounded up the horses on their winter range near Browns Park in Moffat County and drove them 63 miles over two days. They pass through the town of Maybell and continue along U.S. Highway 40 to the main Sombrero Ranch near Craig, Colorado. From the Craig Ranch, the horses are trailered to the various stables for their summer jobs. …

Kremmling opens electric vehicle charging station

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
Kremmling became the first public entity to offer an Electronic Vehicle (EV) charging station on Hwy 40 between Idaho Springs and Vernal, Utah on May 18.The general lack of accessible charging stations along the 286 miles between those two points has been a limiting factor for electric car owners wanting to travel the mountain corridor, as all top models are still unable to cover a distance of even 100 miles without recharging. While there are two privately-owned stations in Steamboat, the Kremmling EV station serves as the first of a number of public stations to be installed along this stretch …

Spirit Lake Blues Fest comes to Grand Lake

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
The “Spirit Lake Blues Festival at Grand Lake” will be held on Saturday August 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.The Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Grand County Blues Society to bring the music festival to the lake front of Colorado’s largest natural lake in August. This festival will feature national acts including: headliner Ana Popovic, Jimmy Hall with My Blue Sky, Austin Young with Michaela Rae, John Weeks Band, The Symbols and Cary Morin.The Chamber has launched a Facebook Page dedicated to the festival. You can find it by going to facebook.com/spiritlakeblues. The Facebook site …

IgadI gets growing

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm

Kauffman House Museum offers free entry to military personnel and families

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
Grand Lake’s Kauffman House Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.The Kauffman House Museum recently announced the launch of Blue Star Museums; a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day …

Granby Play Days thanks community for support

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
To the Editor:Granby Play Days Preschool would like to thank all the families, community members, and businesses that attended and supported the school’s April 30th Fundraiser. Thanks, especially, to Brickhouse 40 for hosting the dinner and silent auction and for providing great live entertainment.We’d also like to thank all the individuals and businesses that generously donated cash or items for the silent auction: Granby Ace Hardware, Aley Bair Home Furnishing, Alpine Lumber, Becky Allison Pampered Chef, Brooks Veterinary Clinic, C Lazy U Ranch, Candy Holley, The Candy Lady, Carquest, Carrie McManigal, City Market, Duddleson Electric, El Pacifico, Fraser Medical, Gambles, …

Fishing Report

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
The area lakes are fishing great. As the water warms the lake trout will start their migration deeper.Brown trout are hitting smaller crank baits and jigs along the rocky shorelines. Most of the area rivers are blown out, and fishing these will be tough.Grand Lake is producing some large lake trout as well as browns along the shorelines. Pike in Williams Fork are hitting in the afternoon. Try baits that move VERY slow and fish where ever the wind is blowing into a shallow area.Kokanee at Wolford are very shallow. They might be 2-5 feet deep over 80 feet of …

Winter conditions delay opening of Trail Ridge Road

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
Trail Ridge Road will not be open for the Memorial Day Weekend.Due to continuing winter conditions at high elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road’s opening will be delayed. Trail Ridge Road historically opens on Memorial Day weekend; last year the road opened on May 24.“This May’s snowy and wet weather patterns have certainly hampered this year’s efforts,” stated Park Superintendent, Vaughn Baker. “As is typical, park plow operators have dealt with days of low to no visibility, wind, drifting snow and icy road conditions. This May, freezing temperatures above 10,000 feet, the lack of sunshine and the …

Joe Louis Walker speaks the ‘language of music’

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
Joe Louis Walker is laughing. The sound is infectious, and echoes across the phone as he tells a story from his youth: how he got his very first guitar.“I didn’t have an instrument,” Walker said. “If I wanted to play, I had to borrow one from somebody. So my mother made a deal with me. I played football on Saturdays, loved football. But she said, ‘if you take lessons, on Saturdays, instead of playing football, I’ll buy you a guitar. If you’re serious about it.’”Young Walker, often referred to as JLW, was quite serious. He played all the time, and …

Jackie Wright: The benefits of ‘authentic lifting’

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
“Authentic” lifting which is safe and effective lifting, provides long-term, life-long results including excellent results from your exercise program, terrific outcomes when competing in or enjoying recreational/sports activities and most importantly, moving through your activities of daily living (i.e. ADL) with ease.Therefore, this week ten questions will be featured which you may ask yourself prior to lifting ensuring authentic lifting practices. If you are unable to accurately answer any of these questions, please consider making a few positive changes to your program including seeking out the expertise of a qualified/certified fitness professional to guide you along your lifting journey. As …

Carmichael heads back to court

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
Elizabeth Carmichael, who stands accused of stealing more than $451,000 from Bear Mountain Ranch in western Grand County, will appear before Judge Mary Hoak in District Court next Wednesday, May 27.Carmichael is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing starting at 10 a.m. The former Bear Mountain Ranch employee turned herself into authorities on Jan. 17. An arrest warrant was issued for her on Jan. 7.While employed by Bear Mountain Ranch Carmichael worked as a bookkeeper and manager and was involved in a related business called Bear Mountain Bison. According to the affidavit for her arrest warrant Carmichael was fired by Bear …

Newberry faces additional mileage allegations

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:01pm
Grand County Commissioner James Newberry has issued a public apology after it was discovered that he double-charged Grand County for the same mileage over a four-year period.Mileage sheets show that Newberry accrued more than $1500 in mileage reimbursements for mileage that he had already been reimbursed for, as well as for meetings that minutes indicate he did not attend or attended by phone.“I regret this error, and I’m truly sorry for the mistake,” Newberry said in a statement. “I think it is quite clear that my bookkeeping / reporting skills need a lot of improvement.”The Sky-Hi News was alerted to …

Letters: The Undead Novel

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:59pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins,” David K. Shipler’s “Freedom of Speech” and more.







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Edna O’Brien: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:59am
The author, most recently, of “The Love Object” says Joyce staked his claim on Dublin, and it was left to Yeats, J. M. Synge and Beckett “to give us the landscape of the country in all its beauty, savagery, ghostliness and loneliness.”







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