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Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Sept. 14-20, 2014

Local News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:01pm
Grand County transactions Sept. 14-20 Pine Air Addition Hot Sulphur Springs Block 1, Lots 1 through 20; Pine Air Addition Hot Sulphur Springs Block 8, Lots 1,2,3,4,6,8,10 and 29 through 78 – Massey Ranch LLC to Bright Colorado Holdings LLC, $5,000 SEC 23 TWP 3N R 76W Partial Legal – See Document – John and Cynthia Kruse to Alan and Rebecca Nazzaro, $26,000 Inn at SilverCreek PH I Condo Unit 311 – Janice Thomas to Michael and Cathryn Anthony, $27,000 Granby Ranch Filing 6, Lot 32 – Tom and Caroline Wilten to TGB Revocable Living Trust, $55,000 Highland Heights Flg …

Meet Grand County sheriff candidate Schroetlin

Local News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:45pm
Brett Schroetlin, Republican candidate for Grand County sheriff, will conduct a “get to know your candidate” meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, from 5-9 p.m. at the Granby Community Building, 3rd Street and E. Jasper Avenue. The get-together is an opportunity to not only meet the candidate, but also to address concerns, issues and rumors about the future of law enforcement in Grand County. Refreshments will be served. …

Letter: Second-hand swearing? What about second-hand smoke?

Local News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:21pm
This is in response to the recent letter regarding a verbal confrontation at a gas station in town. After reading this letter it was apparent that this person just wanted someone to complain about and blame. They made no consideration that perhaps they were taking too long or were genuinely inconveniencing someone. This letter read like a blog post complaining about an incident of road rage. Then at the end of the letter I saw the name. We’re neighbors! And guess what? In the 18 months of being neighbors we have observed the letter writer and his significant others’ cigarette …

Letter: Fraser trustee isn’t adverse to development

Local News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:05pm
To the Editor: It was a wonderful thing to see a reporter at our last two meetings of the Fraser trustees: Welcome back! A well-informed public is critical to the health of our community. One quote from your article bears some clarification. “Town Manager Jeff Durbin attempted to address what seemed to be a general aversion to development by some trustees.” I view the job of governing to be delicately balancing the benefits of new development with the financial stability of current residents. I make my living as a builder – my company and its employees depend on the availability …

Letter: Where were young voters during Constitution Week?

Local News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:05pm
Kudos to the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce and all sponsoring entities for their very successful presentation of “Constitution Week.” The speakers were excellent, the venues comfortable, the events well attended and the Q&A lively and enthusiastic. Many attendees obviously had a good grasp of the U.S. Constitution, having learned a great deal about it from many sources. What is unfortunate is the relative absence of the under-30 crowd, those that will be voting to determine the course of our country for many years to come, those that need to know the Constitution as the supreme law of the land, …

Letter: Sheriff candidate John Stein appreciates the support

Local News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:49am
To the Editor: I want to thank everyone for the incredible support I have received, for all the positive comments, and for all of those that are seeing through the negative campaign tactics. It is an injustice that some ex-employees feel that the election will be decided by negative campaigning, mudslinging, starting rumors, and lies. Unfortunately, sometimes their emotions can get in the way of reasonable actions. These few ex-employees have left for various reasons, including some being held accountable for their actions. I promise the public that I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or …

Munro: Students improve ambience of Sky-Hi newsroom

Local News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:41am
The atmosphere around the Sky-Hi News office has been a touch more refreshing of late. No, it’s not because longtime photographer Byron Hetzler has been on vacation (sorry, Byron, couldn’t resist the cheap shot.) It’s because we’ve been graced by the presence of two high school interns for the past several weeks. Middle Park High School seniors Olivia Butrymovich and Lydia Anderson have taken the initiative to use our good offices to introduce themselves to the wide world of newspapers. We’re more than happy to oblige them. Olivia has done a great job covering MPHS sports. She even sacrificed part …

Bookends: Should Writers Avoid Sentimentality?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:00am
Roland Barthes said, “It is no longer the sexual which is indecent, it is the sentimental.” Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison debate whether sentimentality is still a cardinal sin for writers.

Children's Books: ‘Harlem Hellfighters,’ by J. Patrick Lewis and Gary Kelley

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:37pm
A picture book about an African-American regiment in World War I that confronted racists as well as the German Army.

Children's Books: Anthony Browne’s ‘What If . . . ?’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:06am
Swallowing their fears, these adventuresome characters set off down unfamiliar streets and explore unknown worlds.

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