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ArtsBeat: Jill Abramson, Former Top Times Editor, Signs Book Deal

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:22am
The book will explore the challenges that traditional media organizations face in the digital age.






‘Pretty Faces’ set for screening in Fraser

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:13am
A new ski film is queued up for a one-time benefit showing at the Foundry Theater in Fraser at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled.Pretty Faces is a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated.In Lynsey’s words, …

Italian chef to visit Volario’s March 5-7

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:57am
Volario’s in Winter Park will be hosting a visiting chef from Italy on March 5, 6 and 7. In addition to its regular menu, the restaurant’s regular chefs and the visiting chef will work together on several entree additions, for even more of an authentic taste of Italy.Chef Salvatore Acampora is from the Amalfi Coast of Italy. He attended the Culinary School of Sorrento and is the Sous Chef at Hotel Luna Convento.He will be joining Executive Chef Evan Treadwell and Sous Chef Andrew Aghajanian to create an unforgettable experience for Winter Park.Reservations will go quickly. Make yours now by …

The DBC plays Winter Park Pub on Feb. 27

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:49am
Danny Bastos has rounded up an amazing cast of local Colorado musicians who perform regularly throughout Colorado as The DBC.The DBC recorded, produced, mixed, mastered and released their self-titled EP The DBC last summer. The DBC is an eclectic mix of original rock, jazz and world music best described as a modern-day Steely Dan that captivates audiences with their live performances filled with improvisation and musical spirit. The DBC is on a two week tour through Colorado and New Mexico. The band will be performing at Winter Park Pub on Friday, Feb. 27, in Winter Park. Their performance will feature …

ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:32am
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.






Fat biking on the Fraser Valley trails plan radar

Local News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:13am
There are an awful lot of options of things to do here. Sure you had to get out and track up some powder. I know I did. One of the hardest things to do is decide what activity to do next. Luckily on Wednesday that decision was made for me as I “had” to go out on a fat tire mountain bike ride. This ride was part of a photo and video shoot for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. The footage will be used for create some short clips to promote the segment of mountain biking known as fat …

Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:16am

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

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Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:16am

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

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By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 8:00am
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”






It's All Charm and Wolves In 'The Turnip Princess'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:03am

Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they've been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.

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It's All Charm and Wolves In 'The Turnip Princess'

NPR Books - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:03am

Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they've been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.

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Could Winter Park Ski Train make a comeback?

Local News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:45pm
WINTER PARK — Amtrak officials said they would “closely look” at the performance of a one-day Ski Train in March to inform their decisions about future service.Hope they didn’t blink.The Winter Park Express’ maiden trip sold out less than 12 hours after it was announced on Feb. 25, said Steve Hurlbert with Winter Park Resort.Marketed as a one-off promotional event celebrating Winter Park Resort’s 75th Anniversary, the Winter Park Express will shuttle 400 passengers on a round trip from Denver to Winter Park Resort on March 14.Though Amtrak has only mentioned one trip, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said its success …

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:23am
Neil Gaiman reviews Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant,” a quest narrative set in a mythical time of ogres, sprites and dragons.






'Darker Shade' Paints A Fantasy World Rich In Depth And Color

NPR Books - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:03am

V.E. Schwab devotes a chunk of her new novel to developing a compelling vision of an alternate, magical London. But reviewer Tasha Robinson says it's the multilayered characters that make the book.

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Children’s Books: ‘Winnie’ by Sally M. Walker

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 8:00am
A picture book tells the story of the real bear who inspired A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.






The 1970s, Warts (And More Warts) In 'Inner City Romance'

NPR Books - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:03am

Underground cartoonist Guy Colwell's dyspeptic chronicle of the 1970s captures a decade when idealism was out of style. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says Colwell's style is uneven but at times beautiful.

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Grand Lake Classic back as the Foxy Freestyle

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:33pm
The last day in February is set for the return of Nordic racing to Grand Lake.On Saturday, Feb. 28, the Foxy Freestyle Nordic Race will be held at the Grand Lake Nordic Center. The Foxy Freestyle is a re-imagining of the no longer operational Grand Lake Classic, which was held for 25 years at the Grand Lake Nordic Center before being discontinued in 2007.The Foxy Freestyle is being staged by the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), and all proceeds from the event will go to the organization. It is being billed as a family friendly event with a …

Theft suspect scheduled to appear in District Court March 2

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:25pm
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Elizabeth Valree Carmichael, 47, is scheduled to appear in District Court on Monday, March 2, for an advisement hearing on charges she stole more than $451,000 from the Bear Mountain Ranch in western Grand County.An arrest warrant was issued on Jan. 7 for Carmichael, who now lives in Lubbock, Texas. The suspect turned herself into Colorado authorities on Jan. 17, according to court documents, posted bond and returned to Lubbock with the permission of the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, which is prosecuting the case.Court documents indicate Carmichael needs to travel to the Southwest and East …

Feds raid Texas group that called West Grand part of their own

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:25pm
West Grand residents who were concerned about possible annexation into the Republic of Texas can breathe easy.The Texas-based secessionist group, which has claimed that part of western Grand County falls into its resurrection of the bygone republic, was the target of a federal raid on Monday, Feb. 23, the Houston Chronicle reports.Local police, sheriffs, and agents of the Texas Rangers and FBI raided the group’s “congressional meeting” in Bryan, Texas, after the Republic subpoenaed local residents and a judge to appear before its “court” at the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, the Chronicle reports.Ed Brannum, the “General Land Commissioner” …

Buddhist temple tests roofers’ mettle

Local News - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:25pm
Nestled up against the high peaks of the Sangre de Cristos in the shadow of Kit Carson Peak and just north of the Great Sand Dunes stands something you would expect to find on the other side of the world — a Buddhist temple.The Sangdo Palri Temple is a new three story temple located just outside the town of Crestone. Construction of the new temple began in 2011. Exterior work on the building was completed in late 2014.The temple provided an incredible opportunity for the Grand County construction firm The Roofing Company to showcase its craftsmanship. Workmen and metalsmiths from …
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