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On the Grid: Two New Books About Agnes Martin

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:18am
Evasive and self-contradictory in person, Agnes Martin put all of herself into her work.









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‘Listening to Stone: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:03am
A biography of the great border-crossing sculptor.









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'Keepers' Isn't One: A Critic's Highlight Reel Lacks Spark

NPR Books - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:03am

Longtime film writer Richard Schickel's unsatisfying collection of movie musings deems pleasure and intellectualism mutually exclusive.

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‘Vanishing,’ by Gerard Woodward

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:02am
The narrator of Gerard Woodward’s novel is an enigmatic and eccentric artist employed by the British Army to help with camouflage during World War II.









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‘Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:47am
Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings, which feature invented characters, summon the triumphs and its omissions of the genre of portraiture.









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‘Trompe L’Oeil,’ by Nancy Reisman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:46am
In Nancy Reisman’s new novel, a family is irrevocably changed when a child dies in a tragic accident.







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Montmartre/Montparnasse

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:46am
Deborah Solomon on two new books that offer group portraits of the Paris art scene in its heyday.







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‘Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:45am
Marilyn Minter’s body of work is playful, nasty and full of surprise, and interested in confusing our networks of disgust and desire.







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‘Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel,’ by Annie Cohen-Solal

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 7:45am
Annie Cohen-Solal argues that Rothko’s Jewishness is at the core of his life and art.







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Going Through A Midlife Crisis? 'Summerlong' Is No Escape

NPR Books - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 5:03am

Dean Bakopoulos' darkly humorous novel Summerlong features a cast of Midwestern suburbanites suffocating from adulthood.

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'Project Fatherhood' Teaches Parenting Skills To Inner-City Dads

NPR Books - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:05pm

Mike Cummings and Jorja Leap are working with men in Los Angeles — many of whom are former gang members — to help them find something that was missing from their lives as they grew up: fatherhood.

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'Patience And Fortitude' And The Fight To Save NYC's Storied Public Library

NPR Books - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:05pm

In his new book, Scott Sherman describes how bottom-line business logic nearly gutted New York's preeminent public library. Maureen Corrigan calls it a "slim, smart book" full of colorful characters.

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'Death' Uncovers The Secret History Of Mr. Pickwick

NPR Books - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:03am

Stephen Jarvis's debut novel explores the creation of Charles Dickens' classic serial, back when he was an unknown writer going by the name of "Boz," and the real star was illustrator Robert Seymour.

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'The Cartel' Is A True Crime Adventure With A Killer Protagonist

NPR Books - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:03am

With the "pace and feel of an exploded documentary," says review Alan Cheuse, Don Winslow recounts a 10-year odyssey of revenge set in Mexico against the stark history of the drug wars.

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CPW offers Cast, Blast and Twang’ clinic for women

Local News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:37pm
Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites all women, ages 18 and older, to come to the ‘Cast, Blast, and Twang’ clinic.The clinic is for women interested in learning the basics of fly-fishing, archery, and how to handle a shotgun safely. Please sign up to come to Kremmling, Saturday, June 27, from 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon. The seminar is designed for novices looking to learn more about outdoor activities and no experience or equipment is required for the class. This is not a Hunter Education course and cannot replace such a course for purchasing a hunting license. Preregistration is required for the …

Local landowner avoids ‘use it or lose it’ with new program

Local News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:37pm
In Colorado, no term inspires a vacuous, eye-glazing stare quite like “water law.”To the average Coloradan, the voluminous, arcane and, at times, archaic laws that apply to the state’s water may seem largely inconsequential, even mystical.But there is one facet of the state’s water law that many citizens have heard of:“Use it or lose it.”Colorado water rights are known as “usufructary” rights, meaning that a right holder can use water, though ownership of that water remains with the public.The value of a water right is based on its “historical consumptive use,” and if a water user doesn’t use their full …

Mountain Parks Electric welcomes new GM

Local News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:37pm
Long time General Manager for Mountain Parks Electric (MPE), Joe Pandy, has retired from the local electricity provider.Tom Sifers will replace Pandy as General Manager at Mountain Parks. Prior to taking on his new role Sifer was the Assistant General Manager at MPE. He has been with the firm for 18 years and has also worked as the Manager of Finance and Office Services. Sifers was previously employed by a rural electric cooperative in Missouri. He officially took over GM responsibilities on June 17.Sifers has been an active member of Grand County during his tenure with MPE. He served on …

County chooses new attorney

Local News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:37pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners announced that Alan Hassler has been selected to take the position of county attorney.The board announced the decision at its Tuesday, June 23 board meeting.“I believe, and I think these guys would concur that this guy has a tremendous amount of experience,” said Commissioner Merrit Linke.A hiring panel interviewed finalists for the position last Thursday, June 18.Linke declined to release the names of the other finalists.Hassler, who will begin the first week of July, was previously a resident of Grand County, Linke said.As of press time, Hassler had not returned a request for comment.County …

Celebrating Kremmling Days

Local News - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:29pm
KREMMLING – Kremmling celebrated Father’s Day weekend in hometown style with its Kremmling Days event, filling the weekend with food, fun, mud, music and more. The Town Square transformed for the Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual festival as tents popped up with food vendors, artisans and other purveyors of carnival wares. Palates were tempted with such wide-ranging goodies as freshly roasted corn-on-the-cob, cheese-smothered spiral chips, and homemade baked goods. Shopping bags were filled with handcrafted art and jewelry, locally distilled essential oils and Peruvian shawls. Children were delighted with bouncy castles, human hamster balls, and the same three-legged, sac-racing, …

Children's Storytime

Evanced Events RSS - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 3:47pm
When: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Kremmling at Kremmling Community Meeting Room

Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library. Please call 724-9228 for more information.
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