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Hamilton — First news: The rush to faulty judgment

Local News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:57am
As of this writing, we really do not know what happened during the violent confrontation between a black teenager and a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. But when your cable-news or broadcast-news ratings are at the bottom of the heap, the rush to be “first” with the news, even if the initial reports are flat wrong, is apparently irresistible. This was especially so as the initial, fragmentary reports from CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC fell into that trap. Moreover, it appears some sort of “politically correct” agenda is at work. For example, at almost the same time as a white …

Photo: Snow dusts Byers Peak

Local News - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:57am

‘War and Gold,’ by Kwasi Kwarteng

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
A historian examines the rise of the gold standard and the economies that have embraced and abandoned it.






‘Acceptance,’ by Jeff VanderMeer

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
In a trilogy’s conclusion, the mysterious ecosystem known as Area X yields more of its secrets.






‘Station Eleven,’ by Emily St. John Mandel

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
After a pandemic kills most of the human race, a traveling theater company roams around, searching for an audience.






‘Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA,’ by Morten Storm

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:54am
A whistle-blower describes his path from biker-gang leader to Muslim activist to spy for three Western intelligence agencies.






‘Mr. Tall,’ by Tony Earley

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:53am
Tony Earley’s stories include a skunk ape, a talking dog and the sometimes surprising, sometimes lonely lives of ordinary people.






‘De Potter’s Grand Tour,’ by Joanna Scott

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:52am
An antiquities collector disappears off the coast of Greece in 1905, and his wife discovers that his life was not what it seemed.






‘The Children Act,’ by Ian McEwan

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:51am
In this Ian McEwan novel, a judge must decide the case of a teenage Jehovah’s Witness who refuses treatment for leukemia.






‘The Monogram Murders,’ Sophie Hannah’s Poirot Mystery

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:51am
Hercule Poirot reappears, courtesy of Sophie Hannah, years after solving his “last case.”






The Shortlist: Fanny Howe’s ‘Second Childhood,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:50am
New books by Simone Muench, Fanny Howe, J. D. McClatchy and Cynthia Hogue.






Open Book: The Sound of the Words

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:50am
John Darnielle, of the indie-rock band the Mountain Goats, talks about writing songs and his new novel, “Wolf in White Van.”






Letters: Fabulist Tradition

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:50am
Readers respond to recent reviews of William T. Vollmann’s “Last Stories and Other Stories,” Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars” and more.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Henry Kissinger’s ‘World Order’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:49am
Mr. Kissinger discusses his new book, and Lawrence Wright talks about “Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David.”






Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:49am
“The Secret Place,” by Tana French, enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 4, just after the critic Laura Miller recently argued that women write the best crime novels.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:49am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 9:48am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Victory races this weekend near Parshall

Local News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:25pm
Get your running shoes ready for the 2014 Victory Races scheduled for this weekend Sept. 13 and 14 at the Aspen Canyon Ranch located outside Parshall. Two race events will be held Saturday, Sept. 13. Both the 5-mile run/hike and the half marathon will begin at 10 a.m. at the ranch, located off County Road 3. There is a $25 registration fee for the five-mile run/hike and a $45 registration fee for the half marathon. The post race Western Chili Bar is also open to public for $15. Sunday will feature a 50-mile group ride. The event is free and …

Granby Board sets restrictions on vehicles idling within town limits

Local News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:57pm
Keep your block warmer handy this winter if you live in Granby because vehicles are no longer allowed to idle for more than 20 minutes during an hour in town any more. The Granby Board of Trustees approved an ordinance Tuesday evening making it a violation of the Town Code to idle a vehicle for more than 20 minutes during any one-hour period. The ordinance applies to all property within the city limits of Granby, including private property. The ordinance reads in part, “no person shall allow a motor vehicle to idle within the Town of Granby for more than …

Legislation proposed to prevent development near public lands

Local News - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:57pm
A legislative push is under way at the federal level to ensure a small strip of land between Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and Arapaho National Forest (ANF) is protected from future development. The proposed legislation would incorporate the strip of land, called “the wedge” into the ANF. It would add a single parcel of land within the wedge to the Bowen Gulch Protection Area, and would allow the secretary of Agriculture to acquire privately owned lots within the wedge. The legislation, introduced on June 11 by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, is titled the Arapaho National Forest Boundary Adjustment Act …
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