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Children's Storytime

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When: Thursday, September 03, 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

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When: Thursday, September 03, 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.

Granby Story Time

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When: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 10:00 AM
Where: Granby Library at Granby Community Meeting Room

Story Time is a fun interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to read books, socialize and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library. Please call 887-2149 for more information.

HSS Story Time

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When: Wednesday, September 02, 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.

'Twelve Kings' Launches A Bold New Fantasy World

NPR Books - 4 hours 54 min ago

12 immortal, iron-fisted god-kings rule over the desert metropolis of Sharakhai. No one can stand against them, until the gladiator Çeda begins hunting for the truth behind her mother's death.

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'The Shepherd's Crown' Tells Terry Pratchett Fans How To Mourn Him

NPR Books - 7 hours 55 min ago

The fantasy author's last novel opens with the death of one of his most beloved characters and serves as an illustration of his thoughts on his own impending death and the inevitability of change.

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‘$2.00 a Day,’ by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 9 hours 28 min ago
A look at the rise of extreme poverty and how families survive in its grip.









‘The Silo Effect,’ by Gillian Tett

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 9 hours 28 min ago
A journalist takes an anthropological approach to the structure of organizations.









About 70 jobs to be cut at Henderson Mine & Mill

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:41pm
Portions of Grand, Clear Creek and Summit counties are steeling themselves for a round of layoffs scheduled for the Henderson Mine and Mill.Approximately 70 jobs are expected to be cut from the two industrial operations.Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), which owns Henderson Mine and Mill, issued a press release on Thursday, Aug. 27, detailing spending cuts in the company in response to what they call, “market conditions.”The release states, “FCX has revised mine plans at its Henderson primary molybdenum mine to operate at a lower rate.”The release goes on to state that Henderson will experience a 35 percent reduction from previous annual production …

Grand County approves employment contract with Curran

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:25pm
The Grand County Board of Commissioners has approved a contract to employ County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran as a water negotiator after she leaves her county manager’s post on Sept. 7.Curran announced her resignation on Aug. 11. The board had previously discussed the possibility of maintaining a relationship with Curran for water negotiations.The employment contract, approved at the board’s Sept. 1 meeting, outlines Curran’s new role as a part-time temporary employee and representative in negotiations on various water issues including Grand Lake clarity, the Moffat Firming Project, Windy Gap Bypass and Windy Gap Firming Project, among others.Curran will be paid …

Grand County seeks input on salaries

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:01pm
Grand County has posted a poll on its website seeking taxpayer input on implementation of a state law that could provide salary increases for elected officials by up to 30 percent.The posting, which can be viewed online at www.co.grand.co.us, says:“The Grand County Board of County Commissioners wants your opinion.“Senate Bill 15-288 – Concerning the compensation paid to certain public officials“This Bill was approved and signed by the Governor Hickenlooper on June 3, 2015, and it allows for an increase in salary for elected officials.“Grand County is a Category III county. According to SB 15-288, persons elected in 2017 or after …

Grand Lake increases annual fees for nightly rental properties

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:53pm
Do nightly rental properties constitute a business? Do single-night rental properties represent an unfair form of competition to official lodging businesses? These were just a couple of the questions discussed at the last Grand Lake Board of Trustees meeting, held in late August, when the Board approved an increase in the fees charged to Nightly Rental property owners. The license fee for nightly rental property operators was increased from $400 annually to $600 annually.The last time the nightly rental property fee was increased was January 2009. The Board also voted to allocate the fees assessed on nightly rental properties to …

In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

NPR Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:29pm

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.

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A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

NPR Books - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:29pm

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.

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Mudderella lends Grand County women personal strength

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 2:29pm
Running up a mountain isn’t exactly everyone’s idea of fun. But on Aug. 22 a number of women from Grand County headed to Snowmass Ski Resort near Aspen to do exactly that as they participated in the 2015 Snowmass Mudderella event.A Mudderella is a multi-mile obstacle course where participants work together to overcome their own personal limits as well as the prepared obstructions. The Mudderella events are similar to the more well known “Tough Mudder” events, except a Mudderella is for women only with a greater emphasis on working together and women supporting women to complete the course. The Mudderella …

Court decision on Irish plea agreement expected Wednesday

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:33pm
Wednesday, Sept. 2, marks an important date in the ongoing legal defense of Brigid Irish.On Wednesday, Irish will be back in District Court before Judge Mary Hoak for a scheduled arraignment. Wednesday is also the day Judge Hoak is expected to announce her decision to officially accept or deny a plea agreement brokered between the district attorney’s office and Irish’s public defender earlier this summer.The full details of that plea agreement are unavailable unless and until the agreement is accepted by the Court, but some of the details proposed in July included requiring Irish pay a restitution amount totaling approximately …

ArtsBeat: Five Poets Receive Lucrative Fellowships

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 1:25pm
The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine announced the winners on Tuesday.









History chat focuses on mountain club’s role in formation of Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:13pm
As part of RMNP’s Centennial Celebration, experts will present the role of the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) in founding the Rocky Mountain National Park during a History Chat at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Historic Fraser Church.With over 100 years of history, the park was the best single act of the Colorado Mountain Club – supporting the drive to create Rocky Mountain National Park. Enos Mills, credited with his environmental stance supporting the movement, was one of the 25 original members of the Colorado Mountain Club.It was also CMC members who sought tribal assistance to name landmarks …

Instructor examines climate change in Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:13pm
Have you ever wondered how various birds, plants, and mammals have and will be affected by the changing climate of the Rocky Mountains? Join the Rocky Mountain Conservancy for a day-long educational adventure about how this change in the climate has affected Rocky Mountain National Park, and the ecosystems that it is composed of.On Sept. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., instructor Dr. Timothy Kittel will delve into ecosystems from the montane all the way up to the alpine tundra where he will discuss the vulnerabilities, ecology, and inhabitants of these various landscapes.Dr. Kittel received his Ph.D. from the …

Hazardous-fuels reduction work continues in Rocky Mountain National Park

Local News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:13pm
Fire Management staff at Rocky Mountain National Park are nearing completion of the 150 acre Eagle Cliff fuels reduction project and will start work on four more fuels reduction projects later this year. The upcoming projects include 40 acres in the Sprague Lake area, 40 acres around Bear Lake and Glacier Gorge parking, 210 acres in between Mills Creek and Glacier Creek, and up to 900 acres around the base of Deer Mountain. Work will include removing dead trees, the lower limbs of remaining trees, ladder fuels, dead and down logs, and the removal of select trees adjacent to infrastructure. …
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