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Rocky Mountain Park raising fees Oct. 1

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:01pm
Fees for Rocky Mountain National Park are going up.Campers and vacationers heading into Rocky this summer will not experience the higher fees, but those looking to vacation in the high country in 2016 will be looking at a steeper tab after the new fees go into effect on Oct. 1.When they do, Rocky will add a single day pass option to its existing selection of passes. The Day Use Pass will cost $20. Campground fees are also increasing in October, rising to $26 per night from the current $20.For those looking to spend more than one day in Rocky a …

Search and Rescue card is a good investment

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:37pm
Some 1,236 search and rescue missions were conducted in Colorado last year, according to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). In Colorado, the county sheriff is responsible for search and rescue. Most sheriffs, especially in mountain areas, rely on volunteer mountain rescue teams to actually provide search and rescue capability. These dedicated volunteer teams work throughout the state year-round to aid people who are in distress or danger, and the cost of these missions is often in the thousands of dollars. By voluntarily purchasing a CORSAR card, you are contributing to Colorado’s Search and Rescue fund, which will reimburse …

Grand County Commissioner Newberry’s arraignment continued

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:21pm
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Grand County Commissioner James Newberry’s arraignment has been continued to July 9 at 9:30 a.m.Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown, special prosecutor in the case, said his office still did not have all of the documentation that it needed to review for its investigation during a hearing on Tuesday morning, May 26, in 14th Judicial District Court.The hearing was originally set for disposition.Brown noted three possibilities for the July hearing, stating that he would either continue with the disposition, file a revised complaint or that Newberry would enter a not guilty plea.Brown added that it was …

Prolific Fantasy And Science-Fiction Writer Tanith Lee Has Died

NPR Books - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:00pm

Lee wrote dozens of books, including Don't Bite The Sun and Death's Master -- the latter of which was part of her popular Flat Earth series. She was 67.

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Column: Increased population doesn’t equal increased water use

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:33pm
With Colorado’s population expected to increase by leaps and bounds in coming decades, increased water use surely must follow, right? Maybe not, or at least not by the same amount. Two reports recently came out that underscore the serious supply/demand imbalance building in the Colorado River Basin and outline measures to address it. Both note that population and water use increases don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. The first report is a follow-up to the 2012 Colorado River Basin Supply and Demand Study, which corralled reams of data from tree ring studies and climate models to exhaustively demonstrate that the basin’s future …

Grand County Real Estate Transactions, May 17-23, 2015

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:01pm
Grand County transactions May 17-23Mountainside at SilverCreek C U 106 Timeshare 106535 – Peter and Caryn Nelson, Caryn Bohannon to Peter Nelson, $500Mountainside at Silvercreek B U 53 Timeshare 053145 – Mike and Susan Honn to Mountainside SilverCreek Timeshare Owners Association, $500Legacy Park Ranch Lot 48 – Jeanie Kemp to Dennis Humphries, $67,500Fairway Villas @ Grand Elk Ranch & Club Unit B, Lot 12 – Kent, Wallace and Ralph Rice to James and Tiffany Scharff, $339,000Innsbruck-Val Moritz Sub (1) Lot 27, Block 16 – Anthony and Carol Dimarco to Danny Pavish, Martha Masako Kondo Pavish, $373,500Scanloch Subdivision Lot 4, Block …

Combine your bicycling with other activities

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:53pm
Editor’s note: This article was scheduled to but did not appear in the Friday, May 22, edition. It is being published today instead.Mountain biking can be part of other sports and experiences. As I was sitting on my boat last week going through the motions of fishing, my mind wandered to the adventures of days gone by and what new adventures lie ahead.I often mix mountain biking with other activities. It’s a great way to add a remote hike, reach that out of the way fishing spot, have an evening picnic while watching the sunset or anything else that comes …

A Neurosurgeon Reflects On The 'Awe And Mystery' Of The Brain

NPR Books - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:30pm

In his memoir Do No Harm, Henry Marsh confesses to the uncertainties he's dealt with as a surgeon, revisits his triumphs and failures and reflects on the enigmas of the brain and consciousness.

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Middle Park grad organizes Peace Corps camp

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:13pm
Peace Corps volunteers Conor McGee of Boise, Idaho, and Jordan Ricketts of Redmond, Ore., a 2007 graduate of Middle Park High School, recently worked with fellow volunteers and community members across Swaziland to organize the country’s first Camp BRO – Boys Reaching Out – to teach young men about gender-related topics rarely addressed in schools.The week-long camp, inspired by the widespread success of Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World), engaged 30 young men from high schools around the country in discussions on gender equality, lifestyle choices, reproductive health, domestic violence prevention and planning for the future.“It was so rewarding to …

BLM seeks volunteers for advisory boards

Local News - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:13pm
The Bureau of Land Management has announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on the BLM Colorado Northwest and Southwest District Resource Advisory Councils, which advise the BLM on public land issues. As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 30 days.The RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands. The Bureau, which manages more land than any other Federal agency, has 31 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is …

Lovely Illustrations From The Story Of A Black Boy Who Dreams Of Going To Mars

NPR Books - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 10:39am

The authors — who are black and queer — didn't see a lot of kids like them in children's books growing up. They wanted to help change that.

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ArtsBeat: Margaret Atwood Delivers Work to Be Published in 2114

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:45am
Ms. Atwood provided the first work in the “Future Library” project taking place in Oslo.







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‘Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty,’ by Charles Leerhsen

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:43am
Charles Leerhsen’s biography of Ty Cobb reassesses the toxic reputation of one of baseball’s greatest players.







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Bookends: Does an Award Like the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Help or Hurt the Cause of Women Writers?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:14am
Zoë Heller and Dana Stevens debate the merit of literary prizes for which only women compete.







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Children's Story Hour

Evanced Events RSS - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 9:01am
When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Fraser Valley at Fraser Valley Urban Community Meeting Room

Story Hour is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years (though, all ages are welcome). Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library! Please call 726-5689 for more information.

Learning To Love, And Forgive, In Brilliant 'Day'

NPR Books - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:03am

Mat Johnson's funny, humane new novel follows a biracial man coming to terms with his identity — and the daughter he never knew about. Michael Schaub calls it a "beautiful, triumphant miracle."

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‘Palace of Treason,’ by Jason Matthews

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:30am
“Palace of Treason,” the sequel to Jason Matthews’s debut thriller, “Red Sparrow,” does not disappoint.







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Hollywood

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:30am
Lisa Schwarzbaum reviews new books about Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Orson Welles and more.







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Humor

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:30am
Michael Ian Black reviews new books by Dave Barry, Brad Garrett, Mamrie Hart and more.







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