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Children's Storytime

Evanced Signup RSS - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:34am
When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:15 AM
Where: Kremmling Library 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.

Toddler and Preschool Story Hour

Evanced Signup RSS - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:34am
When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 11:00 AM
Where: Juniper Library at Grand Lake at Juniper Children's Library

Story Hour 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 627-8353 for more information.

Land use moves to center of Colorado’s water discussion

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:53pm
Not long ago, mentions of growth control as a tool to reduce water demands tended to be written off by Colorado water insiders as too complicated, outside the control of water providers and anti-economic development. However, as the state’s water leaders have continued to debate how to meet the water needs of a growing population, the problems associated with getting more water from farms and West Slope streams have loomed larger, while the barriers to addressing water demand through land use strategies appear to have shrunk. The link between water demand and land-use patterns occupied prime space on the agenda …

Byers Canyon fire 80 percent contained; hard rain hits

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:41pm
GRAND COUNTY — As of 1 p.m. today (Aug. 26), Incident Command reports that the ‪#‎riflerangefire is 80 percent contained and is about 636 acres in size.Eyewitness reports indicate it began raining hard on the fire at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, though the rain is also accompanied by high winds.Controlled burns are being used to strengthen the perimeter. Helicopter drops and ground crews are still in full operation.Highway 40 is open through Byers Canyon. County Road 20, the Byers Rifle Range and Pioneer Park in Hot Sulphur are still closed.No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened. …

Hamilton — Immigration policy: By consent or geography?

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:25pm
Legal scholars on both sides of the current immigration debate agree that the original purpose of the 14th Amendment was to make sure the formerly enslaved African-Americans were accorded U.S. citizenship – a policy based on ethnicity, not geography.But, as reported in two earlier columns, this writer met a well-dressed, well-spoken Latina whose business is based on geography. She picks up pregnant women who have crossed our southern geographic border illegally and escorts them northward from U.S. hospital to U.S. hospital until they deliver a so-called, “anchor-baby” on U.S. soil.Next, she arranges for the “chain migration” of parents and other …

Children's Storytime

Evanced Signup RSS - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 11:33am
When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:15 AM
Where: Hot Sulphur Springs Library at Hot Sulphur Springs Library

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 725-3942 for more information.

Granby man fined $11,653 for illegal elk hunt

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:45am
GRANBY – Colorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing on Monday, Aug. 17, according to a statement released by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed onto the Devil’s Thumb Ranch and an adjacent property in September 2014, killing a high-quality bull elk on Devil’s Thumb Ranch property during the illegal hunt.Following a three-day trial earlier this month, Johnson was found …

How The Sad Puppies Won — By Losing

NPR Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:03am

A group of conservative sci-fi fans and writers took over the Hugo Award nominations this year, then lost big when the actual awards were given out. But they still dominated the conversation.

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Exclusive First Read: 'The Shepherd's Crown' By Terry Pratchett

NPR Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:03am

Return to the Discworld one more time in the late author's last novel, about young witch Tiffany Aching. Tiffany faced down the Queen of the Elves in her first adventure — but now the queen is back.

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'Latest Readings' Offers Buoyant Musings On A Lifetime Of Literature

NPR Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:03am

Literary critic Clive James revisits the work of great writers such as Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, Shakespeare and others, subjecting each to the "finicky test of delight."

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Authors' Garden Clippings Grow Students' Love Of Literature

NPR Books - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:06am

High school English teacher Jennifer McQuillan spent the summer collecting clippings from the gardens of American authors. She's using them to plant a "literary garden" in her school's courtyard.

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‘Paradise of the Pacific,’ by Susanna Moore

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
The novelist Susanna Moore explores the history and culture of Hawaii.

‘The Story of the Lost Child,’ by Elena Ferrante

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:00am
In the fourth and final installment of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series, we have arrived at the 21st century and Elena, its narrator, is growing old.

ArtsBeat: Among Friends: Linda Rosenkrantz on ‘Talk’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:28pm
Ms. Rosenkrantz discusses her recently reissued 1968 book, which is made up of candid conversations about psychoanalysis, sex and art.

National Sports Center for the Disabled dedicates riding arenas to volunteers

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:09pm
Most volunteers at the National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Therapeutic Riding Center amass around 50 hours each summer. This summer, Nancy Roark had 50 volunteer hours before the center had given its first lesson.Jack and Debbie Reichert, whose daughter Haley is a participant in the program, were instrumental in securing new footing material for the center’s two riding rings.A group of friends, volunteers and staff gathered at the center on Tuesday morning, Aug. 25 to honor Roark and the Reicherts by dedicating one of the center’s two arenas to each.“We literally can’t do what we do without volunteers, whether …

County Road 804 project costs run over projections

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:29pm
An improvements project on County Road 804 has gone over budget after a contractor misjudged the composition of the earth below the road.The total price for the project jumped $133,458, said Tim Gagnon, county engineer, at a special meeting conducted Aug. 25.Of that figure, Grand County would be accountable for $76,950, the Town of Fraser for $31,054 and Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District for $25,452.The total figure could drop by $18,000 due to revised gravel sections, Gagnon said.“My board was pleased with this number compared with what we were looking at before, but still it’s unfortunate,” said Jim …

Nick Mentzer selected for Colorado Firefighters Calendar

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:29pm
When the Colorado Firefighters Calendar comes out next year the Granby Volunteer Fire Department will have one of their own featured for the month of June.Nick Mentzer works out, though that is somewhat of an understatement.The construction manager and volunteer firefighter pursues bodybuilding as a hobby with an intensity that boarders on obsession. Mentzer pours hours into the gym each week, straining, sweating and yelling. His dedication and hard work are not without rewards, though, as he was recently selected for the month of June for the 2016 Colorado Firefighters Calendar.Originally from Fremont, Neb., Mentzer moved to Grand County about …

Smooth sailing on Highway 40

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:57pm

Stillwater Pass Road closures possible

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:01pm
U.S. Forest Service contractors will be replacing six culverts along Stillwater Pass Road (FSR 123) starting the week of Aug. 24. Work will progress from west to east, beginning near Colo. Highway 125.The project may cause delays for motorists, and through-traffic on Stillwater Pass Road will not be possible at all times. Work is expected to take several weeks to complete. …

Middle Park Medical Center getting new MRI machine

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:53pm
You will soon be driving up to Middle Park Medical Center’s (MPMC) Granby facility and no longer be greeted by a big semi-trailer that once housed the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.That’s because on Sept. 7, MPMC will have installed a newer machine that will provide more services and ultimately, better care.“The difference between these two machines is incredible,” said David Ross, CEO. “Not only will this offer our community better imaging services and options, it will allow for future upgrades and reduced costs.”The new scanner will enable MPMC to keep exam prices lower as well.“MRI’s can be a huge …
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