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New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.


‘A Cure for Suicide,’ by Jesse Ball

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
After a life-threatening illness, a man known as the claimant is reintroduced to human behavior.


Inside the List: Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:53am
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 1, is an incantatory essay about being black in America.


Winter Park biker takes silver in women’s Nationals

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:13pm
Downhill mountain biking isn’t for the faint of heart.Riders navigate their bikes down complex and unforgiving trails at speeds that are literally break-neck.It’s in this chaotic, high-stakes environment that Jacqueline Thomas thrives.Many will recognize Thomas, 25, from Le Feet Lab, the boot-fitting and foot specialist business she and her father Jacques operate in Winter Park.But there’s a lot more to her than a good-fitting pair of boots. Thomas won second place in the women’s pro downhill at USA Cycling’s 2015 Mountain Biking Nationals in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on Sunday, July 19.She’s the first female member of Trestle Bike Park’s mountain …

Assistant district attorney resigns

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:29pm
The 14th Judicial District’s assistant district attorney has resigned.Han Ng, who held the position since 2012, resigned on July 15, said Donna Zulian with the 14th Judicial District.Zulian would not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding Ng’s resignation and did not know when a replacement would be named. District Attorney Brett Barkey will appoint Ng’s replacement, Zulian said.The 14th Judical District encompasses Grand, Moffat and Routt counties. Ng worked primarily from the district’s Hot Sulphur Springs office. …

Proposed West Grand rec district to revisit service plan

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:21pm
The Three Rivers Park and Recreation District Committee will head back to the drawing board after the proposed district’s biggest property owner opted out.Climax Molybdenum Company, which operates the Henderson Mill in Grand County, wrote a letter to the Grand County Board of Commissioners requesting that it be excluded from the proposed district.The board of commissioners held a public hearing on the district’s service plan on Tuesday, June 21.Scott Spade and Rebecca Guthrie, committee members and spokespeople for the proposed district, told commissioners that they were taken off guard by Climax’s request for exclusion and initially challenged whether the request …

Grand County welcomes back Chef Jean-Claude Cavalera

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:13pm
From the Savoy Hotel in London to the Warwick International in Denver, French born Chef Jean-Claude Cavalera has crisscrossed the globe in the elite echelons of cuisine.Now, after several years away from Grand County, Chef Cavalera has returned and opened a new restaurant in Soda Springs called the Stillwater Grill. The Stillwater Grill offers fine Colorado products paired with old-world French cuisine flair. Those familiar with this region might remember Chef Cavalera’s previous restaurant in Grand County called Caroline’s Cuisine, which operated for 20 years. The Stillwater Grill’s all-natural farm-to-table menu features an assortment of classic French appetizers such as …

Shaving Company features old-school flare with modern twist

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm
GRAND LAKE – The character of the Grand Lake community, punctuated by both historic western elements and modern tourist town amenities, is now playing host to a somewhat forgotten calling with a rugged new twist.The Colorado Shaving Company, located in downtown Grand Lake in a second floor suite overlooking the clear blue waters, offers an old school vibe with a modern edge. The business offers traditional master barber services such as straight razor shaves, haircuts and hot towels as well as tattooing services in a relaxed male-focused environment. The Colorado Shaving Company is owned and operated by Master Barber DJ …

Photo: Rocky Mountain bull session

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm

Middle Park pioneer ‘Peg’ Scholl passes away at 100

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm
Ellen Nadene “Peg” Scholl, 100, passed away at Kremmling Memorial Hospital on July 13, 2015. She was born Jan. 18,1915, in Harvard, Neb. to Harry and Ida Marsh. Peg attended high school in Limon, Colo. Being a true pioneer, she decided to go west with her family. They crossed Berthoud Pass in a covered wagon while driving a herd of cattle. While living in the Williams Fork Valley near Parshall, Colo., she met and married Robert Scholl in 1934. While living at Scholl, Colo., their first son, Robert Duane, was born.They later moved to The Company Ranch on the Williams …

Fraser Valley bike trail improvements continue

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:45pm
Our trail system is constantly improving, most recently though the addition and construction of trails in the area around D4. Parts of the trails Leap Frog and Ho Chi Ming are being added to the official trail system as well.In addition, new trail is being built in order to create a better overall experience and have a trail system of purpose by designing trails that will not only give users a great variety of experiences, but by designing trails with the idea of having a trail system that connects as seamlessly as possible from one trail to another. This work …

ArtsBeat: Jonathan Franzen and Mavis Staples Among Highlights at 92nd Street Y

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:40pm
Mr. Franzen will read from his new novel, “Purity,” and Ms. Staples will perform with Joan Osborne, during the 2015-16 season.


Rau: Great trails build great communities

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:13pm
HTA presented the latest draft of the Grand County Master Plan on July 21 at the Winter Park Town Hall. Most of the people who had participated in the process by discussing the hopes and objectives of their particular trail discipline were present.The process of drawing all these people to agree on trail usage, trail functions, trail maintenance plans, funding issues, and more had been a long and daunting process. And the Master Plan will become a living document, meant to be responsive as situations change. Yet all user groups are asked to work with it together as this plan …

Granby Gut Buster slated for July 25

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:57am
Bring the entire family out for the 27th Annual Gut Buster, a 5K Run/Walk open to all ages and abilities. Start time is 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25. Start and finish areas will be at the Granby Town Hall, (Zero Jasper Ave.).A bouncy house, music, great door prizes, and refreshments for all will be on hand. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers as well as to the top three male / female finishers in each of the eight age categories.Registration forms are available at the Town of Granby Recreation Department (Town Hall, Zero Jasper Avenue), …

Wildflowers topic of naturalist program

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:49am
Grand Huts and the Fraser Valley Rec District invite the public to join a naturalist program to be held at the Broome Hut on the fourth Saturday of July and August. Join naturalists for a fun, free and informative program to be held between noon and 1 p.m.Topics will include the mountains and physical environment, glacial geology, alpine ecology, plants and animals of the subalpine forest and some local history. Simply meet on the hut patio by 11:45 a.m. on the day of the program. The volunteer naturalist will be on site to answer questions from 10 a.m. - 2 …

Vintage Baseball game set for July 25 in Fraser

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:49am
The “Local Celebrity” baseball team will be playing a Denver Vintage Baseball Team at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex. Gates open at noon.This is a free, family event (donation recommended). Concessions and activity tickets for the inflatable family fun activities will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the playground project. …

‘Spin for the Stars’ at Mountain Life Fitness

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:33am
GRANBY – On Saturday, Aug. 8, Jackie Wright at Mountain Life Fitness will be hosting a spin-a-thon, “Spin for the Stars,” to benefit the local nonprofit the Shining Stars Foundation.Starting at 8 a.m. and going until 1:15 p.m., five 45-minute spin classes will be offered. Each class costs $35 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. All ages and levels are welcome to join in the fun.Children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present, and children between the ages of 16-18 must have a …

Letter: Hooray for Judge Mary Hoak

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:25am
To the Editor:At least someone has common sense regarding the Brigid Irish case.Ms. Irish is accused of stealing in excess of a half million dollars as a public employee. Now the District Attorney has agreed to a plea bargain that includes no jail time and highlights restitution. Of course, I have no idea of what the merits of the case are but know that a great deal of resources (costs and man hours) went into the investigation and prosecution to merit a 900-plus count indictment.According to the recent article Ms. Irish is represented by the “public defender.” That is costing …

Obituary: Melvin G. Conn

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:09am
Melvin G. Conn was called home to be with the Lord on July 18, 2015. Mel was born to T.V. and Estell (Mewbourn) Conn on Dec. 28, 1949 in Cullman, Ala. At the age of 18, Mel moved to Granby, Colo., to work with his uncle.Shortly after moving here, he met his best friend, Geneva Cautrell; it was love at first sight. After only six months Mel and Geneva were married in Alabama. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Sophie, Shelly, and Jennifer. Mel worked at Brodrick’s Sawmill, Cautrell and Son’s Excavating, CDOT, and owned Columbine Cafe and Mel’s …

De Vos: Mata Hari executed tomorrow!

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:09am
Hooking up online has never been easier. I’ll have my app get in touch with your app. But back before, there were only newspapers. And that’s how shapely Marge Zelle met wealthy Rudy MacLeod. Rudy was living in Indonesia in the 1890s and desperately seeking companionship. He advertised for a bride in European newspapers and Marge, living in Amsterdam, fell deeply in love with his ad.They married in 1895 and moved to Java, but as so often happens on blind dates, Rudy turned out to be an alcoholic brute with a syphilitic mistress. The bloom came off the rose …
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