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Presentation explores hunting practices of Native Americans

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:01am
In support of the Winds of Change: Utes of the High Country exhibit at Cozens Ranch Museum, Dr. Jason LaBelle, a leading archaeologist on Grand County prehistory, lectures on early native peoples of this area.Dr. LaBelle runs an archaeological field school along the Continental Divide of Grand County. He and his students document and excavate amazing archaeological finds. This is a special opportunity to learn and understand about the earliest peoples of Middle Park, from a vibrant young scholar.Dr. LaBelle’s talk is: The Mountains as Wilderness and as Home: The Ancient Practice of Communal Hunting along the Continental Divide at …

Fraser Valley spring mountain biking options abound

Local News - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:45am
I sure saw a lot of people out biking the last couple of weeks. Warm weather felt more like summer than winter.Snow is melting and roads go from snow packed to mud to dirt and back again. Many of us have already taken the journey to drier climates to feel the dirt under our wheels while the warm spring sun beats down on our chilled winter bodies. Often we find ourselves anxious to get out on the bike here in the valley.If you don’t have a fat tire bike, don’t worry we have a lot of options to ride now. …

'Lost Boys Symphony' Blurs The Lines Between Reality And Madness

NPR Books - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:03am

Mark Andrew Ferguson's debut novel has time travel, but it isn't science fiction. It has teenagers, but it's not YA. Instead, it's a tale of intense friendship, first love, and serious mental illness.

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:34pm
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:18pm
Paperback books of particular interest.

Letters: The Best Intentions

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:10pm
Readers respond to recent Bookends essays, a review of Barney Frank’s memoir and more.

‘The Country of Ice Cream Star,’ by Sandra Newman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 2:06pm
In the ruins of a future America, a devastating plague leaves few living to adulthood.

Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book

NPR Books - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:26pm

Sante Fe's most famous ghost is Hannah Nordhaus' great-great-grandmother. Her new book, American Ghost, is mix of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal investigation.

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A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic

NPR Books - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 5:13am

In Máirtín Ó Cadhain's The Dirty Dust, the dead don't just talk. They won't shut up. Yet this inventive novel, first written in Irish, has long been sealed from English-speaking readers — until now.

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‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be’ and ‘The End of College’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 3:30am
How to stay sane about college admissions, and how to make education more accessible.

Report: Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre contributes millions to Grand Lake economy

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 5:57pm
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre continues to contribute about $3.4 million annually directly to the local economy, according to information compiled by the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce.The original Economic Impact Study conducted in 2012, verified during the following two years, indicates that within the last three years, nearly 60,000 ticket purchasers came to the theatre. When standard multipliers are applied to the number of times dollars are spent before leaving a community, the theater’s total contributions to the town economy remains at over $6.7 million annually, according to the chamber.The theatre’s 2014 survey results show the projected number of 2014 …

Bonds for medical center in Granby spark receivership lawsuit

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 5:49pm
Kremmling Memorial Hospital District was notified this week of a motion filed in District Court in Hot Sulphur Springs seeking receivership for the bond issue associated with construction of Middle Park Medical Center - Granby, according to MPMC officials.The revenue bonds were issued in 2010 by the Middle Park Facilities Corporation, which was set up to finance construction of the $20 million, 20,000-square-foot center. The corporation was established rather than expanding the boundaries of the Kremmling Memorial Hospital District, which does business as MPMC, because officials at the time thought voters would not approve such an expansion.The court complaint filed …

From Asia to Fraser: New assistant town manager learns the ropes

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:21pm
Fraser has a new assistant town manager.Bektur Sakiev is filling the position as part of an internship through a program at the University of Colorado Denver, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in political science.Sakiev received his undergraduate degree in international and comparative politics from the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, where Sakiev is from.Though he comes from a theoretical background, Sakiev said the practicality of public administration and policy was appealing to him. “In administration policy, you deal with everyday policies, you affect peoples’ lives, and that interested me,” Sakiev said. “I’m more of …

Kremmling man claims officers, deputies violated his civil rights

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:13pm
A civil rights lawsuit has been filed by Kremmling resident Robert Mark Smith against the Town of Kremmling, members of the Kremmling Police Department (KPD) and deputies of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO).The lawsuit alleges Kremmling police officers and Grand County Sheriff’s deputies violated Smith’s First and Fourth Amendment rights. The lawsuit stems from an incident that occurred on March 5, 2013. The lawsuit names the Town of Kremmling, Officer Robert Dillon of the KPD, Officer Todd Wilson of the KPD, Deputy Daniel Mayer of the GCSO, Deputy Zachary Luchs of the GCSO, Deputy Mike Reed of the GCSO …

East Grand Schools roll out one-to-one laptops to students

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 4:05pm
Students in an eighth-grade English class at East Grand Middle School are diligently reading and responding to works of literature. But two tools are markedly absent from their desks: paper and pens.Students read from and type their responses into their new school-issued Chromebook laptop computers. Completed assignments are electronically submitted to their teacher, Lynn Bellatty, who reads, grades, and provides feedback — all without printing one piece of paper.“In my time in education this is one of the most exciting things I have been a part of,” said East Grand Middle School (EGMS) Principal Jenny Rothboeck. “There aren’t very many …

Granby eyes water works, construction projects in 2015

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:49pm
As winter turns to spring and the ground in Grand County starts thawing, the Town of Granby is looking at a number of projects for the coming year.Issues with Moraine Park regarding the water system there have been ongoing for several years. Moraine Park is a portion of unincorporated Grand County located mostly within the boundaries of the Town of Granby near Middle Park High School.According to Granby Town Manager Wally Baird, the town was approached several years ago by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment about bringing the Moraine Park area up to state standards for water …

Letter: The Grand County – Malingua Pamba connection

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:25pm
To the Editor:Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones who is reading this without any “visual aids,” which has not been my case since second grade. I have taken for granted my ability to get regular vision checks and the related upgrades for my contact lenses.However, Amy Miller mentioned to me about a year ago that we should try to organize a Vision Clinic for what has become our “second family” in the southern extension of the Rocky Mountains, which they call the Andes. Amy and daughter Paige volunteered, the first time, in Malingua Pamba, Ecuador, back in 2012. …

Letter: Without justice, there is no happiness

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:17pm
To the Editor:Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England were the cornerstone of law teachings in the U.S. until 1920 — they are still regularly referenced in Supreme Court decisions, and have the force of legal precedent. The next time a public representative claims ignorance, you may now point them in the right direction.In order to understand Blackstone a bit better, here’s a good web page that will help you understand the writings I reference from the Commentaries: about Blackstone is all most people do — reading his actual works will prove that there is nothing new …

Winter Park’s Seemann repeats as Junior National Aerial champion

Local News - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:01pm
Going into a competition, Nik Seemann’s strategy is simple.Go big or go home.It’s a bold philosophy, and the stakes are high on both sides of the coin.Last week it paid off.The 17-year-old skiing phenom from Winter Park took first place at the 2015 Freestyle Junior National Aerial Championships on Wednesday, March 18 in Park City, Utah.Seemann reached deep for a quadruple twisting triple back flip, a trick he’s never done in a competition and only done once in practice. Seemann’s the youngest skier to ever land the trick on snow, he said.“We just decided to go all out,” Seemann said. …

'Crescent Moon' Counts Down To Political Mayhem

NPR Books - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:34pm

Fatima Bhutto (niece of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto) has written several volumes of nonfiction and poetry; her first novel is a delicate but tense political thriller.

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