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'How To Grow Up' Needs To Grow Up

NPR Books - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:03am

Poet, novelist, memoirist and queer icon Michelle Tea makes a rare misstep in How to Grow Up, an essay collection that reviewer Michael Schaub calls "a well-intentioned, exasperating mess of a book."

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Grand County approves license for 2nd Tabernash pot op

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:45pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to grant a retail marijuana infused products manufacturer license to a marijuana products manufacturer in Tabernash. The board approved the license for RM Concepts on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 27. Rudy Miick, a Boulder-based business management consultant and owner of RM Concepts, called his business a “values driven, purpose driven company.” RM Concepts is the second marijuana products manufacturer to be licensed in Grand County. IgadI Ltd., also in Tabernash, was licensed this month. Though IgadI’s application drew considerable fanfare, the public hearing for RM Concepts attracted a much smaller crowd. RM …

State Rep. K.C. Becker coming to Fraser

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:37pm
State Rep. K.C. Becker, D-Boulder, will be holding a Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at the Rocky Mountain Roastery, 543 S. Zerex St., Fraser. During the Town Hall Rep. Becker will be discussing the 2015 legislative session and her legislative goals and priorities. She already has four bills she is preparing for submission to the House Floor for consideration. Among those bills is one seeking to provide funding for long-term contraceptives to low-income women. Another she plans to introduce would set up a permanent review committee for all tax expenditures at the state level. Rep. Becker’s …

Rocky Mountain National Park marks 100th year

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:37pm
One hundred years have passed since President Woodrow Wilson officially signed the legislation creating Rocky Mountain National Park. Since then much has changed in the United States but folks can still go and walk the trails and see the pine trees and glacial valleys that inspired conservationists over a century ago, still in pristine condition. The bill formally establishing RMNP was signed by President Wilson on Jan. 26, 1915, following a multi-year effort from individuals in Estes Park, Denver and Washington, D.C. Leading the charge was the naturalist Enos Mills; Colorado’s counterpoint to California’s famous John Muir. Mills was a …

More than 700 anglers compete in 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:29pm
It was overcast and cloudy but anglers at the 27th Annual 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament enjoyed unseasonably warm temperatures for the weekend event. Event organizers did not have official figures Tuesday but estimated participation at over 700. The fisherman wetted their lines last weekend with most plunging their augers into the surface of Lake Granby. Their red and blue shelters dotted the flat landscape and stood in sharp contrast to the stark gray-white of the lake behind them. Four-wheelers and snowmobiles crisscrossed the surface of the frozen expanse. Mother Nature was cooperative in the run-up to the tournament with …

After Father's Death, A Writer Learns How 'The Japanese Say Goodbye'

NPR Books - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:34pm

Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother's family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.

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MMK Limited backs down from lawsuit threats against Granby

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:25pm
MMK Limited, which had hoped to open a retail marijuana store on U.S. Highway 40 near Granby, is backing down from its threats of a lawsuit against the Town of Granby. Jean Gonnell, Special Counsel at Hoban & Feola Law firm that represents MMK Limited, confirmed that they will not be filing a lawsuit with the Town of Granby. Gonnell explained MMK Limited is moving on from their attempts to establish a retail marijuana facility on land recently annexed by the town. “Because our clients are aware that the Town of Granby is against their legal operations, they are deciding …

Obituary: Jerry E. Hale

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:13pm
Jerry Hale, a longtime resident of Granby, passed away in Kremmling on Jan. 21. He was born in Denver. Jerry was a caring and loving husband, grandfather, father and friend that will be missed dearly. At an early age he moved to Grand County where he attended local schools, graduating from Middle Park Union High School in 1951. Jerry served in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War from 1952-1955. Jerry received 3 medals; United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. Jerry was honored as Middle Park Pioneer of the Year in 2008. He …

Obituary: Jane Thankful Ford Watts

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 1:13pm
As an infant Jane was adopted into the home of Pleasant Robert and LaRue Ford of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Born Feb. 9, 1937, destined to be a teacher, he graduated from then Iowa State Teachers College to teach in Junior High in Gowry, Iowa, and High School in Cedar Rapids. She found her calling teaching kids in a Montessori School in the Twin Cities. Her children, grandchildren and kids school and library programs were most dear to her. She married Frank on Dec. 27, 1959, and they honeymooned in Winter Park when it snowed 8 to 10 inches every night …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Jan. 18-24, 2015

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:09pm
Grand County transactions Jan. 18-24 Zephyr Mountain Lodge Condo Bldg 1 & 2, Unit 2318 – Bhatia Family Revocable Trust to Sean Walsh, $192,000 Sundance West, 2nd Amend Plat Lot 6, Block 1 – Justin and Tracy Clement to Barbara Barrow, $382,500 Timber Run Condo Unit 5, Bldg 9 – Amicorum Sandra LTD to Richelle and Jeffrey Amundson, $265,000 Snowblaze Bldg C, Condo Unit 11 – Michael Shore to Frederick and Nancy Renken, $206,000 East Mountain Filing 1, Lot 60 – Rendezvous Colorado LLC to Peter Nelson and Margaret Smith, $190,000 Ponderosa at Timber Run Condominium Unit P2 – Bank …

A Conversation With ... County Commissioner Kristen Manguso

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:02pm
What are some of your strengths and experiences that you think will aid you in your job as county commissioner? My desire to strengthen the internal county relationships, as well as with the public, our municipalities as well as county employees, including the other elected officials. I strive to have very respectful, open, honest communication with everyone regarding ideas and thoughts on how to make positive changes in our county. I believe that my past experience as a county employee as well as planning director gives me unique insight into the inner workings of our county government. What do you …

Letter: Is this a great county or what?

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:41am
To the Editor: I very much appreciate the entertainment our county attorney and the county manager give me. I was thrilled with the depth of Mr. DiCola’s statement that, perhaps there should be some checks and balances to prevent the possibility of double dipping in expense reimbursement. This as we were treated to the tip top management practices that stopped the 12 year Building Department scandal. And let’s not forget that the public has been assured that most of the money taken from the Building Department scandal will be recovered. How is that going for us? With Commissioner Newberry’s, Mr. …

Letter: Apparently it’s OK to insult some faiths

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:33am
To the Editor: I just read Felicia Muftic’s column online at regarding the terrorist actions in France regarding Charlie Hebdo. My first reaction is what universe do Ms. Muftic and liberals live in? She states, “One cannot make fun of faith” and “our politcial leaders get it right…” I assume that includes insulting those of faith since that is the title of her article. Huh? Have I missed something? Have I been in a coma for the last few decades? Maybe she and her left-leaning friends need to look around – right here in the United States. There are …

Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:00am
Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.

'Mr. Mac' Paints Flowers In A Darkening World

NPR Books - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:03am

Esther Freud's new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book has both technical prowess and grace.

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ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:19pm
John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.

'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles

NPR Books - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:14am

In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims' relatives, witnesses and suspects.

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These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

NPR Books - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:14am

Megan Mayhew Bergman's stories about historical women are littered with bad-girl paraphernalia, like smashed-up motorcycles and morphine needles. In this collection, their lives are richly imagined.

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Pilot survives plane crash near Rabbit Ears Pass

Local News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:25am
The pilot who crashed his single-engine airplane near Rabbit Ears Pass on Sunday survived by calling his family and 9-1-1 shortly after the crash, starting a fire and waiting for rescuers, who arrived at the remote scene less than four hours after the accident. The crash occurred just after 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, approximately 6 miles south-southwest of Rabbit Ears Pass just over the Grand County line in Routt County, said Grand County Search and Rescue public information officer Greg Foley. Eleven members of GCSAR, an equal number from Routt County Search and Rescue and members of Grand County …

In 'Fatherland,' A Daughter Outlines Her Dad's Radicalization

NPR Books - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:12pm

Falling in love with your handsome pen pal, moving overseas to marry him, then finding out he's part of a terrorist organization: That's the Bunjevac family story, told in a new graphic memoir.

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