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Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Aug. 16-22, 2015

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:21pm
Grand County transactions Aug. 16-22Innsbruck-Val Moritz Sub Lot 22, Block 14 – William and Melissa Wengert to Thomas and Jessica Langusch, $461,000Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 201, Bldg F – Todd and Lisa Youmans to Donald and Sandra Koenig, $115,000Triple H Subdivision Lots 19,20 – Richard and Jill Decrescentis to Bryan and Sarah Early, $299,500Fairways at Pole Creek Lot 3 37 – Mark and Susan Abkowitz to Yee Frost, $44,000Pole Creek Valley Subdivision Lot 15 – Pendas Marta Perez to Mark and Tammy Berven, $620,800Blue Valley Acres Unit #2, Lot 6, Block 3 – Russell Shortlidge to Jason and Jennifer Kruckeberg, …

Riddell: Best bang for the buck, today and tomorrow

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:21pm
There has been no shortage of great news recently about this summer’s tremendous tourist season. Forgetting for a second the supporting economics, one has to only experience the traffic issues on Friday evening or Sunday morning/afternoon to recognize that quite a few people are availing themselves of the recreational opportunities of Grand County.Casual conversations with many small businesses all recount stories of revenues being “up.” Rumor has it that there is even a shortage of wheel barrows in the county from some businesses having to secure them just to take their additional profits to the bank.What does cause some concern, …

Glenn F. Menhennett Memorial Golf Classic coming Sept. 19

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:21pm
The 21st Annual Glenn F. Menhennett Memorial Golf Classic is scheduked to take place at Golf Granby Ranch on Sept. 19.The tournament supports scholarships awarded to two graduating seniors in Grand County. Money raised for the scholarships are in memory of Glenn Menhennett, a graduate of Kremmling Union High School n 1941.After high school, Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a pilot, flying amphibious aircraft in the South Pacific during WW II. When the war ended he returned to the states and later graduated from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.Established in 1990, the Glenn F. …

Forest Service sport shooting open houses loom

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 12:05pm
The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest is hosting three open houses next week in Nederland, Idaho Springs and Fort Collins for the proposed Forest Plan Management Direction for recreational sport shooting activities on National Forest System lands in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Larimer and Park counties. These open houses will have six stations staffed by U.S. Forest Service personnel providing information about the proposal. Individuals will also have the opportunity to submit comments on the proposal. The open houses will be held from 5-7 p.m. There will be no formal presentation at the meeting and the public is …

Colorado mountain counties rank among country’s best for natural amenities

Local News - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:49am
As much as things have changed in Western Colorado over the last 15 years, the region’s climate and scenery remain as attractive as ever.Counties in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains score among the country’s best for physical characteristics that make for attractive places to live, according to the natural amenities scale generated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.The scale combines six measures — warm winter, winter sun, temperate summer, low summer humidity, topographic variation and water area — that reflect climate and scenery qualities most people prefer. Because those factors are expected to change little over time, the scale …

In Richard Price's Latest Novel, Haunted Cops And Cases They Couldn't Close

NPR Books - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:29am

Price says that in every precinct there's one cop who just can't let go of a case. "They all reminded me of Ahab ... looking for their whales," he says. Originally broadcast Feb. 17, 2015.

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Bookends: Do We Mistake Inaccessibility for Brilliance?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 6:00am
Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature.









Capturing An Unknowable Writer In 'Love Song'

NPR Books - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 5:03am

Author Tracy Daugherty's new biography of Joan Didion is an honest attempt to construct a coherent narrative about her — but critic Michael Schaub says it doesn't completely work.

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Eli Gottlieb’s ‘Best Boy’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:00am
An autistic man hatches a plan to escape his confinement in a care facility.









‘Give Us the Ballot,’ by Ari Berman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:00am
A narrative history of the continuing efforts to weaken the Voting Rights Act of 1965.









ArtsBeat: ‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 5:21pm
This year’s Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre’s politics.









Letters: New Orleans, 10 Years Later

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:51pm
Readers respond to a recent essay by Walter Isaacson and more.









‘We Believe the Children,’ by Richard Beck

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:42pm
The fantasy of Satanic abuse at preschools in the 1980s.









Updated: Byers Canyon fire containment estimate upped to 60 percent

Local News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:17pm
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Thick smoky haze and the whirring pop of helicopter rotors filled the skies above Grand County on Tuesday morning as local firefighters worked to battle the Byers Canyon Fire, which started Monday morning, Aug. 24.Firefighters worked against high winds Monday afternoon that spread the blaze quickly along the northern shoulders of Highway 40 just west of Byers Canyon. What was initially reported as a five-foot-by-five-foot fire quickly grew to more than 100 acres as shifting winds pushed the fire both east and west along the highway and north into the Parshall Divide area. Monday afternoon the …

'Sad Puppies' Fail To Stuff Ballot Box At Hugo Awards

NPR Books - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 2:35pm

The "sad puppies" — a group of disgruntled, mostly white male science fiction authors — struck out at the Hugo Awards over the weekend after trying to stuff the ballot box.

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Children's Story Hour

Evanced Signup RSS - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:13pm
When: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:00 AM
Where: Fraser Valley Library at Fraser Valley Urban Community Meeting Room

Story Hour is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 6 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.

'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life

NPR Books - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 1:04pm

"It's not profound regret," Morrison tells Fresh Air. "It's just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn't recognize as mess when they were going on." Originally broadcast April 20, 2015.

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Grand County assists in Green Mountain drowning incident

Local News - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:05am
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office used a boat donated to the department in July in the wake of a Lake Granby drowning to help locate the body of an apparent 15-year-old drowning victim in Green Mountain Reservoir on Saturday, Aug. 22.Grand County EMS was dispatched to assist Summit County on the possible drowning shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement released by the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Dillon Fire Rescue also requested that any agency with a boat respond to assist.East Grand Fire Department responded with its boat and the Grand …

'A Manual For Cleaning Women' Showcases A Gritty, One-Of-A-Kind Voice

NPR Books - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 9:21am

A posthumously published collection of stories steers recognition to Lucia Berlin, whose fictional narrators are the sort who have seen it all and aren't afraid to tell you about their crappy day.

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‘Speak,’ by Louisa Hall

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:00am
A poet’s novel is a meditation on robots, artificial intelligence, fairy tales and the human spirit.









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