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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:18pm

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Jo Nesbo’s “Blood on Snow,” which is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, was inspired by Nesbo’s desire to do for Oslo what Jim Carroll did for New York in “The Basketball Diaries.”

‘The Triumph of Seeds,’ by Thor Hanson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:51am
Seeds go to thrilling lengths to assure their species’ survival.

‘Rust: The Longest War,’ by Jonathan Waldman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:39am
The scourge of rust — a mighty, and most unlikely, enemy.

‘Infested,’ About Bedbugs, by Brooke Borel

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:33am
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.

‘Rain: A Natural and Cultural History,’ by Cynthia Barnett

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:15am
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.

‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:15am
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.

‘Galileo’s Middle Finger,’ by Alice Dreger

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:30am
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.

Jon Ronson’s ‘So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:15am
In Jon Ronson’s accounts, misconduct is exposed and subjected to widespread scorn.

The Shortlist: Fareed Zakaria’s ‘In Defense of a Liberal Education,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00am
New books by Lani Guinier, Greg Toppo, Fareed Zakaria and Jonathan Zimmerman.

‘American Warlord,’ by Johnny Dwyer

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:00am
An American teenager killed for sport during Liberia’s civil war.

Crime: Arnaldur Indridason’s ‘Reykjavik Nights,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:30am
Indridason’s latest novel illustrates the qualities that make his books so deeply pleasurable.

No ruffled feathersGranby Board considers permit request for chickens

Local News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:53pm
A fowl topic was discussed at length by the Granby Board of Trustees on Tuesday night.The Board considered a request to allow Amy and Jonathan Beach to keep chickens at 433 New Church Ave. The request made for interesting legal discussions as Granby Town Attorney Scotty Krob pointed out that, technically, under the Granby Town Code, hens are not considered “animals.” Krob elaborated explaining the Granby Town Code expressly forbids both swine and “male crowing fowl.” Krob further explained that horses and mules can be allowed under special permit, requiring a public hearing. Rabbits and female fowl, however, are allowed …

Grand County sales, lodging tax up in early 2015

Local News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:57pm
Grand County sales and lodging tax data from January and February show a continued upward trend from years past.Sales tax collections reached $314,283 in January, the second highest collection in Grand County history behind 2008.In February, the county set a sales tax record for the month with $334,118, far exceeding the previous record of $290,704 in 2007.Lodging tax collections were also up, with year-to-date collections at $118,016, or approximately 13 percent higher than the same time last year.The county had a record year for lodging tax collections in 2014, though sales tax collections were still slightly below pre-recession levels.County Finance …

Riding high on 2014 storage, Lake Granby could spill

Local News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:17pm
Despite troublingly low snowpack in the Upper Colorado River Basin, Northern Water Conservancy District still expects Lake Granby to fill and spill this year.Forecasters believe the Colorado-Big Thompson Project will spill approximately 40,000 acre-feet between Lake Granby and Willow Creek Reservoir, said Brian Werner with Northern Water.Lake Granby is currently at 8272.3 feet of elevation, or around 90 percent full. The lake usually spills around 8,279.5 feet of elevation.The news may come as a surprise after the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service released a disheartening report last week that reported low snowpack around Middle Park.The NRCS Snow Survey, taken April …

Grand County golf courses look to open early

Local News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:53pm
As the snow melts all across Grand County, golfers throughout the region are warming up their back swings.The Grand Elk Golf Club announced Wednesday it would open Saturday, April 18; however, as of Thursday, with heavy snow falling, Grand Elk Golf Pro Mike Ritter said the course still hopes to open Saturday but it would be dependent upon weather.Ritter explained that if the course opening is delayed Saturday he expects the course to open within the next few days. Contact the Grand Elk Golf Club this weekend at 970-887-9122 if you have questions regarding whether the course is open. Golfers …

Gene Shumway inducted into Texas Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame

Local News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:05pm
Last Saturday was a good day for Grand County resident Gene Shumway.He was inducted into the Texas Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in San Antonio, Texas.Shumway was born in Houston and grew up as a competitive swimmer. He and his wife Sandra moved to Grand County in 1991 to raise their children in a small town environment. His two kids, Zachary and Amanda, graduated from high school in Grand County. His wife Sandra still substitute teaches in the area.Shumway joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1961 and served two years in southeast Asia, eventually leading …

Earth Day celebration At Rocky Mountain Park April 25

Local News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 1:17pm
Celebrate Earth Day at Rocky Mountain National Park - an even more special day this year due to the park’s 100th birthday.A special Earth Day event will be held Saturday, April 25, at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Join in the Earth Day fun at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, and discover how to become better stewards of our shared environment. There will be an Arts & Crafts station to create cool Earth Day artwork and park staff and scientists will be on hand to share information on a variety of Earth Day topics.Additional activities follow:10 a.m.- …
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