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Thomas McGuane's new story collection gives us a large cast of Big Sky dreamers, schemers and down-and-outs. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says it's a fascinating portrait of the state — with bonus bears.
Hampton Sides reviews Erik Larson’s “Dead Wake,” which recounts the final voyage of the Lusitania, one of the colossal tragedies of maritime history.
Gordon co-founded Sonic Youth with Thurston Moore. When their marriage broke up in 2011, so did the band. Gordon talks about rebuilding her life, writing her memoir and her new band Body/Head.
Writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden says that when she's challenged to prove the existence of everyday racism, she directs friends, allies and enemies to Claudia Rankine's powerful Citizen.
The sixth volume of C.J. Sansom's Shardlake mysteries is set during the last days of England's King Henry VIII, as a potentially explosive religious manuscript written by his queen has gone missing.
Kazuo Ishiguro's latest novel is set in a mythical Arthurian England. Though the premise was promising, the book is too vague to make much of an impact.
WINTER PARK — The former general manager of Condominium Management Company and Vacations Inc. has purchased the company from its longtime owner.Robert Blay purchased CMC from Michael Dybicz, who has owned and operated the company for 35 years.CMC manages more than 30 homeowner associations in Grand County. Its sister organization, Vacations Inc., manages more than 100 short-term rental properties in the county.Blay’s business background includes a stretch as president of his family’s international production and distribution business in the film and television industry, which he sold before retiring to Granby Ranch in 2013.“The business I ran before had very demanding …
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Kremmling Field Office snow surveyors Mark Volt and Vance Fulton took the March 1 snow survey measurements during the last days of February, and even with the recent warm weather, the survey shows that the Upper Colorado River Basin is in pretty good shape!Snowpack in the high elevation mountains above Middle Park now ranges from 78 percent to 128 percent of the 30-year average, with the overall average for Middle Park at 102 percent.Last year at this time the area was at 141 percent of average. Snow density is averaging 25%, which means that …
Elizabeth Carmichael, 47, accused of stealing more than $451,000 from Bear Mountain Ranch in western Grand County, appeared in District Court on Monday morning, March 2, with her attorney Kristopher Hammond.Carmichael appeared for a Hearing on Advisement before 14th Judicial District Judge Mary Hoak.The suspect waived her right to formal advisement Monday morning and her lawyer requested a preliminary hearing. Carmichael and her counselor are scheduled to be back in District Court on Monday, May 18, at 1:30 p.m.A mandatory restraining order was placed on Carmichael Monday morning, which is a common procedure in such cases. The two protected parties …
Terra Firma Custom Homes Inc. of Winter Park has been awarded Best of Houzz 2015 for both design and service.Houzz (www.houzz.com), a leading platform for home building, remodeling and design, announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2015, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz.The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Service and Design. Customer Service honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Design award winners’ work was …
Theodore “Ted” Thompson, of Heeney passed away peacefully on Feb. 11, 2015.Ted was born Feb. 3, 1949, in Ilwaco, Wash., to Ted and Martha Thompson. As a young boy, he moved to Aspen where he was a successful competitive cross country ski racer through high school. During his youth, he spent time in Summit County with his uncle and aunt, Max and Edna Dercum. After meeting his wife, they moved to the Heeney area. After a few odd jobs, he settled at Culbreath Ranches, working as a ranch hand until retirement. Ted was an accomplished photographer, writer, world traveler and …
To the Editor:This letter is in response partly to the article written more than a month ago about the newly appointed county judge. It is also a look back at the events and procedures that led us to this appointment.As a voter, I was totally unaware of the legal process of electing and evaluating judges in Colorado. At one time, all judges in the United States were appointed by chief executives or the legislature. In the nineteenth century, the power was given back to the people in most states and judges were elected in the same way as other public …
Over President’s Weekend Kate Martrosova attempted to traverse the Presidential Range in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The weather deteriorated after her pre-dawn start, with 140 mph winds, sub-zero temperatures and chest deep snow. According to most reports, she was fairly experienced and was equipped with appropriate clothing and gear, including an emergency personal locator beacon (PLB).Matrosova activated her PLB at 3:30 from somewhere between Mt. Adams and Mt. Monroe, only about 3 miles into the 15-20 mile trek. Rescue crews were not able to locate her body until the following day because of a number of factors, especially the weather. …
In his new book, Kevin Carey envisions a future in which online education programs solve two of colleges' biggest problems: costs and admissions.
T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
The 32nd Annual Snow Mountain Stampede for recreational skiers, local racers and national competitors takes place March 7 & 8 with all competitors vying for the podium, goodie-bags and cheers from family and friends.The YMCA of the Rockies-Snow Mountain Ranch will host two days of classic and skate races. Ultra-fast trail conditions with lots of snow and more on the forecast are expected. Overnight lodging specials are available at Snow Mountain Ranch and the Nordic center is hosting a Stampede sale.Saturday’s freestyle races offer 10k, 21k and 42k options followed by a picnic and a 2k children’s race. Sunday’s races …
Grand County transactions, Feb. 22-28Columbine Lake Lot 13, Block 8 – John Dellaport and Theresa Jehn-Dellaport to John and Terri Korpal, $35,000Hi Country Haus Bldg 10, Unit 1 2 – India Moon to Joshua and Amanda Gaube, $145,000Hi Country Haus Bldg 3, Unit 17 18 – Joseph and Marilyn Frederick to Peter and Elizabeth Hancock, $125,000Columbine Condos Unit 4 – Scott Murphy to Lucas Mouttet and Shay Bright-Mouttet, $104,000Lake Forest Subdivision Lot 14, Block 2 – Gerald and Phyllis Bozarth to Allan and Katie Nicely, $75,000Red Quill Village Townhomes Lot 33 – Kelby Bethards to Kay Mehl, $420,000Inn at SilverCreek …