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New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:55am
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New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:47am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Winter Park Resort celebrates diamond anniversary

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:53pm
The year was 1940. The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, Hitler invaded Denmark and a new ski tow was dedicated in Winter Park. “With more than five thousand in attendance, the new $40,000 ski tow was officially dedicated on Sunday [Jan. 28],” reads an article from a February 1940 edition of the Middle Park Times. “The dedication services, which took place at 11:15 in the morning, were attended by state and federal officials, as well as those from Denver.” The article is diminutive, only a third of a column in length, but to skiers and snowboarders —and many businesses …

Grand Lake looks to citizens for ‘livability’ input

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:29pm
The Town of Grand Lake will be hosting an action-planning workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The workshop, titled “Increasing Livability in Grand Lake: Creating a Four Season Economy” is open to the public and is intended to determine community priorities in relation to proposed projects. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Lake Elementary School, 301 Marina Dr. Lunch will be provided. Town officials hope to identify action items the community would like prioritized. This prioritization will allow Grand Lake to begin searching for federal and private grants to fund completion of the proposed …

Grand Lake narrows town manager hunt to six

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:09pm
The field has narrowed and the finalists have been winnowed down to half a dozen in the search for a new Grand Lake Town Manager. “We will probably be making some decisions in the next couple of weeks,” said Grand Lake Mayor Judy Burke on Thursday. Burke and other members of the Grand Lake Town Hiring Committee have been engaged in the process of hiring a new town manager to replace David Hook. Mayor Burke said the town received a total of 63 applications for the position. From that group the Hiring Committee created a short list of six candidates. …

Open Book: His Own Man

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:28pm
Richard Ford has said it was “never my intention” to make the character Frank Bascombe an Everyman.

Richard Ford’s ‘Let Me Be Frank With You’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:28pm
Richard Ford’s aging Everyman surveys his life, and the battered New Jersey landscape, after Hurricane Sandy.

Can you Name This Place?

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:09pm
This photograph continues our occasional feature, Name This Place, in which readers are asked if they recognize the subject of the photograph. Readers who respond with the correct answer will receive a shout-out in the next installment. If you can identify this place, email your name and answer to news@skyhidailynews.com with Name This Place in the subject line. Readers who correctly identified our photo from last week as the hillside at Hidden Springs Ranch on US Highway 40 west of Windy Gap were Vinny Troccoli, Pam Peschiera, Holly Peck, Randy Sue Fosha and Yvonne Knox. Congratulations! Honorable mention goes to …

A bittersweet end to the Fraser Valley biking season

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01pm
I think I made the last ride of the season in the Winter Park area on my cross country mountain bike. Winter has really arrived. It is like it was waiting for us to say good bye to fall by letting us hold onto the last ties to summer just a bit longer. It was a hard decision on what was going to be the last classic ride of the year. I thought Tipperary would be very fitting. It has always been an iconic trail and has a vast history. Our first races where held there. The race course aka …

A bittersweet end to the Fraser Valley biking season

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:01pm
I think I made the last ride of the season in the Winter Park area on my cross country mountain bike. Winter has really arrived. It is like it was waiting for us to say good bye to fall by letting us hold onto the last ties to summer just a bit longer. It was a hard decision on what was going to be the last classic ride of the year. I thought Tipperary would be very fitting. It has always been an iconic trail and has a vast history. Our first races where held there. The race course aka …

Headwaters Trails Alliance names new director

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:53am
Headwaters Trails Alliance has announced the hiring of its new Executive Director Meara Michel. “Meara’s experience with local nonprofit organizations in combination with her background in recreation and knowledge of the Grand County trail system made her the ideal candidate for the position,” according to a prepared statement from the HTA board. She succeeds Maura McKnight, who is leaving HTA to work at her family businesses. “The HTA Board of Directors would like to personally thank Maura for her dedicated service to the organization and wish her the best with her future endeavors,” the statement says. Michel will officially start …

‘Napoleon: A Life,’ by Andrew Roberts

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:52am
The French emperor as soldier, statesman, intellectual and flawed visionary.

‘The Invisible Front,’ by Yochi Dreazen

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:51am
Through the story of one family, Yochi Dreazen examines the military’s response to rising numbers of post-Iraq and -Afghanistan suicides.

‘Knife Fights,’ by John A. Nagl

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:48am
John A. Nagl writes about his 20-year struggle to prod the Army into adapting to the modern reality of guerrilla war.

Established company has new name

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:33am
If you have lived in Winter Park Colorado for the last 30 years, you are probably familiar with the lodging company, Beaver Village Condominiums. Specializing in condominium vacation rentals at the Beaver Village Condominiums complex, this company (Teverbaugh Heaton Management) has been around for quite a long time. Kristy Meyer is the current owner/general manager and has been with the organization since 1985. In 2011 Kristy purchased Destinations West, a local high-end rental management company. The purchase of Destinations West allowed the company to offer vacation rental management services beyond Beaver Village Condominiums. The company is now able to work …

Nonprofit Spotlight: Grand County Water Information Network

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
Grand County Water Information Network, or GCWIN, was incorporated in 2004. Today the organization is composed of 21 different entities from both the East and West slopes involved in water programs in Grand County. Our mission is to coordinate, manage and consolidate the water quality monitoring, information and educational programs in Grand County using a watershed approach. Our key objectives are: 1. Implement a monitoring program that is watershed-based, and scientifically sound. 2. Work collaboratively to collect and manage water quality data from other entities. 3. Maintain a comprehensive water quality database that is accurate, trusted and available to the …

DeVos: What is a hobnail, anyway?

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
Al Capp entertained America for 44 years with Li’l Abner, a cartoon strip about hillbilly life in the Arkansas backwoods. In 1928, he was 19 years old and the youngest syndicated cartoonist in America. When he was 25 he began his strip about the spinster Sadie Hawkins’ pursuit of the terrified Dogpatch bachelors. The nation was in the throes of the Depression and Li’l Abner’s hardscrabble life struck a chord with the times. It was also the heyday of newspapers and by 1940, Al Capp’s cartoon was carried across the nation in over 700 papers. His cartoon strip was read …

Hamilton: Open borders, Obamnesty and voter fraud

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
It is rare to read a book on public policy that does not make one side or the other furious. If ever there was a book that is fair and balanced, this writer would give the nod to Sylvia Longmire and her: Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences, and Drones Aren’t Making Us Safer, (2014). We often hear politicians talk about the need to “secure our southern border.” While that sounds like a way to fix our enormous problem with illegal immigration, it is just not physically possible to secure our border with Mexico across its almost 2,000-mile length. In …

Muftic: The challenges facing the GOP

Local News - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:17am
The “party of no” now must become the “party of yes” or face an electorate in 2016 already fed up with inaction on issues important to them. The monkey is now on the GOP’s back to provide solutions. The GOP won with anti-Obama and anti-gridlock sentiment. If the GOP thinks all they have to do is make good on promises to roll back Obama’s programs, and send the White House legislation they know will get vetoed, they may lay the seeds for their own defeat in 2016. Voters clearly want more than more gridlock. If the GOP proposes alternatives, what …

Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

NPR Books - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:16am

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.

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