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Critic's Take: Somebody’s Watching Us

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:37am
Today, Richard Hofstadter, who wrote “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” might target not just right-wing radio hosts but also the aggrieved left.






‘When Books Went to War,’ by Molly Guptill Manning

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
In World War II, books helped lift the spirits of the troops.






‘The Match Girl and the Heiress,’ by Seth Koven

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
A story of activists and unlikely soulmates in Victorian London.






‘Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary,’ by Anita Anand

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:33am
The life of a suffragist daughter of an exiled maharajah.






‘There Was and There Was Not,’ by Meline Toumani

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:32am
An Armenian-American moves to Turkey to investigate a history of tense relations.






‘Once Upon a Time,’ by Marina Warner

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:32am
Marina Warner explores the history and enduring power of fairy tales.






‘Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye,’ by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:31am
Mourning her father’s death, the author undertakes a pilgrimage to Japan’s great Buddhist temples.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Jill Leovy’s ‘Ghettoside’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:18am
Ms. Leovy discusses “Ghettoside,” Patton Oswalt talks about his new memoir and Anita Shapira discusses “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel.”






Celebrating 75 years at Winter Park Resort

Local News - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:17am
This ski season marks the 75th anniversary for Winter Park Resort, Colorado’s longest continuously running ski resort. Chosen for its location at the West Portal of the Moffat Tunnel and its easy access for Front Range skiers via the railroad, Denver’s Winter Park opened on Jan. 28, 1940. The ski area was the result of cooperation between Denver’s Parks Director George Cranmer, the Colorado Arlberg Club, and the U.S. Forest Service. Even though Winter Park did not open until 1940, the concept for the resort started many years before. The early years of Colorado’s ski industry were rooted in Nordic …

‘Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!,’ by Nicholas Carlson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:13am
In 2012, Marissa Mayer was tasked with reversing the fortunes of a struggling Internet pioneer.

‘The Forgotten Depression,’ by James Grant

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:03am
Looking at the depression of 1921.

Medical condition suspected in resort death

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:49pm
A 62-year-old man died at Winter Park Resort on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Hugo Post was found unconscious and unresponsive on Cranmer Trail around 9:30 a.m., according to a statement from Winter Park Resort. Post appeared to be suffering from a medical condition, according to the statement. Ski patrol attempted to resuscitate Post before transporting him to the Denver Health East Grand ER at the base of Winter Park Resort. The Grand County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Hugo Post had died on Wednesday, though a cause of death was not immediately available. An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 24. …

Conditions improve ahead of 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:17pm
GRANBY — Conditions are looking good for the 3 Lakes Ice Fishing Tournament. Thursday morning saw temperatures fall well below zero in Grand County. Brian Werner, Public Information Officer for Northern Water, said he had recently spoken with workers at the Pharr Pump Plant on Lake Granby and that Lake Granby is 5 ½ feet below full right now. “We are brining water through the Adams Tunnel right now,” said Werner. “But it won’t change the water levels much by this weekend.” Werner said workmen at the Farr Pump plant said ice is between half a foot and one full …

Rocky Mountain National Park has record breaking year

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:09pm
It was a record-breaking year for Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky hosted 3,434,754 visitors in 2014, surpassing the previous record of 3,380,044 visitors reached in 2000. The park had already surpassed the 2000 visitation numbers by the end of October. According to officials with Rocky Mountain National Park, determining visitation numbers is, “a difficult and imprecise effort.” The figures provide a rough view of overall trends. The Park Service states that visitation statistics are, “reliably good estimates.” Autumn weekend visitation numbers have increased continually at Rocky, contributing to the highest numbers ever seen at the park. The procedures used to …

Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

NPR Books - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:01pm

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

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Granby musher competes in national race

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:21pm
YMCA of the Rockies Marketing Director Martha Sortland is sleep-deprived. Not from late nights at bars or parties, although the company she keeps can be rowdy and loud. The 29-year-old dog musher is preparing for a 103-mile mid-distance dog sled race starting Sunday, Jan 24. Last Sunday night Sortland, equipped with expedition-weight clothing, a headlamp, and a team of eight enthusiastic Alaskan huskies, covered 50 miles of terrain in two 25-mile runs with four hours of rest in between. Sortland, the dogs, and dog handler and coach, Steve Peterson, got finished well past two in the morning. “It’s a huge …

Celebrate our Park’s Centennial, and ski free

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:01pm
The beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the Grand Lake Nordic Center is part of Rocky Mountain National Park, which was created in 1914. The Park is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate with them the center is offering free ski passes for the official celebration day on Monday, Jan. 26, as well as discounted rental prices of $10. The center will also offer a 1.5-hour guided snowshoe tour at 11 a.m., and a visit from a Park ranger starting at 10:30 a.m. Call the Nordic Center at 970-627-8008 for more information. Celebrate and enjoy the mountain majesty and …

Celebrate Park Centennial, ski free

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:01pm
The beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the Grand Lake Nordic Center is part of Rocky Mountain National Park, which was created in 1914. The Park is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate with them the center is offering free ski passes for the official celebration day on Monday, Jan. 26, as well as discounted rental prices of $10. The center will also offer a 1.5-hour guided snowshoe tour at 11 a.m., and a visit from a Park ranger starting at 10:30 a.m. Call the Nordic Center at 970-627-8008 for more information. Celebrate and enjoy the mountain majesty and …

Archery goes Underground in Kremmling

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:45am
KREMMLING — Starting a new business can be a daunting task. But the casual ease Jason Wikberg and Chris Overholt use to discuss their new indoor archery range belies the months of work the two men have put in to make their dream a reality. Archery Underground, an indoor archery range, is scheduled to open Jan. 31 in what was previously the underground bowling ally at 306 Central Ave. Wikberg and Overholt are friends and hunting buddies. The two men have discussed the possibility of opening an archery range for some time. When the basement facility in Kremmling opened up …

Obituary: Arnie J. Green Jr.

Local News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:17am
Arnold “Arnie”Joseph Green Jr., passed away peacefully after a long illness on Jan. 18, 2015, in Colorado. He was a devoted son of Millie Eva Green Hebert and the late Arnold Joseph Green Sr.; devoted step-son of Arthur Hebert; loving father of Amy Z. Green; loving brother of Angela M. Green, Anthony M. Green, Ashley “Stevie” Green and Annette M. Green; loving step-brother of Beverly Sanford, Candace Thagard (Howard), and Arthur G. Hebert; loving brother-in-law of Will Webb, Rita Green, and Joanie Carew; former husband of Ann Anderson Green; dear friend of Courtney Smith. We greatly appreciate the loving care …
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