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Lake elevations, May 21 Windy Gap 7,828.15 (full 7,828) Willow Creek 8,126.81 (full, 8,128.83) Green Mountain 7909.07 (full 7,950.38) Granby 8,228.63 (full 8,280) …
The federal budget cuts known as the sequester have taken effect and are affecting some local institutions and federally funded entities. Among the hardest hit by the sequester is Rocky Mountain National Park, which is on track to loose 6 percent of its budget, cut 10 ranger positions, reduce programs, and will keep Glacier Basin Campground closed while the park is open. Local schools also will be feeling the budget cuts and are expecting a 15 to 20 percent reduction in federal funding, though the schools will be able to absorb the loss and should continue to operate as normal, …
Tabor Scholl had the top individual effort for the West Grand Mustangs at this past weekend’s Colorado Class 2A State Track Meet in Denver, winning the 1600-meter race, placing second in the 800-meter race and sixth in the 3200-meter run. Scholl, a sophomore athlete at West Grand, has a total of three state championship track medals, with 800 and 1600-meter wins as a freshman last year. In this year’s 800-meter, Scholl and the winner of the event, Jennifer Celis of Hotchkiss, both broke the state track meet record held by Jessica Brown of West Grand. Celis crossed the line at …
Colorado High School State Track and Field Championships Jeffco Stadium, Lakewood 3A Girls High jump--10. Ellis Linke, Middle Park, 4-10 Triple jump--9. Kelly Allen, Middle Park, 32-8.5 Pole vault--4. Abrah Masterson, Middle Park, 8-6; 9. Olivia Butrymovich, Middle Park, 7-6 Long jump--9. Allen, Middle Park, 16-2 Boys Pole vault--7. Kellen Lutz, Middle Park, 11-9 4x200 relay--8. Middle Park (Whitford, Southway, Lutz, Potts), 1:33.13 2A Girls High jump--11. Kristina Ekren, West Grand, 4-8 3200--6. Tabor Scholl, West Grand, 12:05.76 800--Scholl, West Grand, 2:15.06 Pole vault--8. Anna Cunico, West Grand, 8-2; 10. Erica Lucas, West Grand, 7-8 1600--1. Scholl, West Grand, 5:06.01 …
George Packer's The Unwinding explores the social and economic upheavals that have transformed the U.S. over the past 30 years. In a nuanced work of literary journalism, colorful characters from across the class divide tell their own stories of a social contract in tatters.
Jackson is famous for his philosophical take on basketball and for the many stars he led to championship triumphs. He taught his players yoga and gave them assigned reading — but also pushed them to intensely practice fundamental skills. His new book looks back on a legendary coaching career.
When Christine Ha won MasterChef in 2012, she blew the reality TV show judges away with her Vietnamese influenced cooking. But what really impressed viewers was that she had total control in the kitchen, even though she's blind. Host Michel Martin speaks to Christine Ha about her new cookbook Recipes from my Home Kitchen.
Quidditch was invented "in a small hotel in Manchester after a row with my then boyfriend," writes the Harry Potter creator. Other book news: Ireland puts an entire short story on a postage stamp; Daniel Handler on Midwestern literature; and the best books coming out this week.
In softcover nonfiction, Jenny Rosenstrach examines dinnertime, Kate Summerscale recounts a scandalous Victorian trial, and John Dramani Mahama looks back on his childhood in Ghana. In fiction, Victor Davis Hanson reimagines an ancient battle, and Marie NDiaye follows three women from Senegal to Europe.
Author Ethan Rutherford started reading Daphne du Maurier's collection of stories, Don't Look Now, while it was still light out and didn't move from his chair until dark. Each one features characters who endure the strange and the extreme, and who are forever changed by the events that befall them.