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‘The Wives of Los Alamos,’ by TaraShea Nesbit

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:24am
This novel imagines married life at a secret atomic testing facility in remote Los Alamos.






‘The Tyranny of Experts,’ by William Easterly

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:23am
The world’s poor have been betrayed by the technocrats in charge of global development, William Easterly says.






‘Cycle of Lies’ and ‘Wheelmen’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:23am
Lance Armstrong and the win-at-all-costs world of pro cycling.






‘Neanderthal Man,’ by Svante Paabo

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:22am
In tracing ancient DNA, a paleogeneticist uncovered a relationship between Neanderthals and modern humans.






‘Plato at the Googleplex,’ by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:22am
A philosophical inquiry imagines Plato on an American book tour in the 21st century.






Crime: Nevada Barr’s ‘Destroyer Angel,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:21am
In Nevada Barr’s Destroyer Angel,” the National Park Service ranger Anna Pigeon must revert to her animal nature to survive.






‘Three Brothers,’ by Peter Ackroyd

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:19am
This novel, set against the backdrop of 1960s London, abounds with political corruption and sexual scandal.






‘No Book but the World,’ by Leah Hager Cohen

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:19am
Raised by utopian parents, this novel’s brother and sister find it hard to navigate the world.






‘Saint Monkey,’ by Jacinda Townsend

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:19am
Two ambitious friends come of age in 1950s Kentucky, but a rift forms when one moves to Harlem.






Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:18am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:17am
Paperback books of particular interest.






The Shortlist: Susan Cheever’s ‘E. E. Cummings,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:17am
New books about Marianne Moore, E. E. Cummings, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and Tennyson.






Open Book: From Fan Letter to Pen Pal

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:16am
“Fare Forward” collects letters written by the experimental-fiction writer David Markson to a fan turned friend.






Grand County Community Events Calendar, April 18 - April 24

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:33pm
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this calendar listed wrong information about an egg hunt in Granby on Saturday, April 19. To compile information for our community calendars, the Sky-Hi News searches area chamber and tourism websites. Unfortunately, the Sky-Hi did not catch a mistake listed on one of those websites. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused any would-be egg hunters in the Granby area. Another listing had the time wrong for the Grand Lake egg hunt, which has since been corrected. We regret these errors. Friday April 18 Easter Egg Coloring, Grand Lake Firehouse, 10 a.m.-noon. …

Friday Report: Should we quit Frackin’ around?

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:29pm
Did you know that if you own property in the Rocky Mountain region, chances are your ownership stops just under the top layer of dust? And God help you if Chevron thinks there is oil or gas under that dust. In Colorado most subsurface mineral rights are federally owned and it is unlikely you will be able to stop anyone from fracking under you to get them. In 1916, Congress passed the Stock Raising Homestead Act by which the federal government retained the mineral rights under huge tracts of western lands. They figured that settlers, farmers and ranchers didn’t need …

Pinwheels for Prevention promotes safe and healthy children in Grand

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:29pm
GRANBY — Those passing through Granby may have noticed a ‘whimsical’ addition to the usual scene. Pinwheels have been displayed in front of Granby Chamber and along Agate Avenue as local organizations come together in awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect in Grand County. Such an event is timely given that Kids Count in Colorado, a child-focused annual data report released last week, cited Grand County with a child abuse and neglect rate of 8.5 for every 1,000 children, a rate above the state-wide average. Grand Beginnings works to leverage partnerships and resources to ensure quality early childhood services …

Mountain Travel Symposium wraps up in Breckenridge

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:29pm
BRECKENRIDGE — Innovation and growth are the major takeaways from the 39th Mountain Travel Symposium Breckenridge this week, April 9-16 — and industry professionals came away with the understanding that one cannot happen without the other. Innovation has been at the forefront of the symposium for years. Attendees remember when GoPro cameras were featured, or the time when new mobile applications that track vertical feet were introduced. Over the last week in Breckenridge, the industry saw a few new items such as a sneak preview of Google Glass, but the innovation centered mostly around products and ideas not yet developed. …

Granby-area fishery poised to improve with stocked fish

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:25pm
GRANBY — Colorado Parks and Wildlife held two “State of the Fish” meetings recently, in Granby on March 13, and in Silverthorne on March 18. The purpose of these annual meetings is to gain input and comments on fishery management options in certain local waters. The meeting was led by Jon Ewert, Colorado Parks and Wildlife fisheries biologist for Grand and Summit counties, along with other Parks and Wildlife staff. Ewert encouraged the public to ask questions and offer suggestions about the management of these fisheries, hopefully leading to better interaction between the agency and local sportsmen. Local anglers took …

Easter events, church services in Grand County

Local News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:25pm
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this calendar listed wrong information about an egg hunt in Granby on Saturday, April 19. To compile information for our community calendars, the Sky-Hi News searches area chamber and tourism websites. Unfortunately, the Sky-Hi did not catch a mistake listed on one of those websites. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused any would-be egg hunters in the Granby area. Another listing had the time wrong for the Grand Lake egg hunt. We regret these errors. GOOD Friday APRIL 18 FRASER/WINTER PARK Egg-quatic Egg Hunt, Grand Park Community Recreation Center, open to …
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