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DeLores WoodsJune 3, 1922 – April 3, 2015

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:13pm
DeLores Woods passed away in her home in Granby on April 3. Born in Tipton,Okla., on June 3, 1922, to Jake and Lenora Dick, she married Harold Woods on Jan. 17, 1940. They had two children, Barbara Jean and Billy Dean Woods. DeLores has five granddaughters Tammy (Preston) Pearman, Vicki Adamson, Lisa (Kevin) Schucard ,Shelly (Tyler) Dickey, Wendi Archer (Jeff Weaver) and grandson Tim Woods. Daughter in-law Sandy Woods. DeLores has five great grandchildren Lenea, Kayla, Shayla, Madison, Brode, and Ethan and one great-great granddaughter Kaleah.Services will be held Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. at St.Johns Episcopal church, 390 …

Kremmling workshop focuses on heritage and ag tourism

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:25pm
Agritourism will be the featured topic of a one-day Colorado Tourism Office workshop coming to Kremmling on Wednesday, May 6, at the Allington Inn & Suites.The workshop is tailored to the needs of the community. Ranches and farms are encouraged to participate in this program if you are interested in additional income for your business. The State of Colorado has decided to promote agritourism for rural economic development.The workshop, which is from 10 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. will include lunch provide by the Colorado Tourism Office. RSVP to kelli@coloradoagritourismassociation.org or (970) 874-9532.“Agritourism” is defined as the practice of engaging in …

Colorado Basin snowpack still sub-par

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:17pm
Last week’s storms, which snarled I-70 and calmed fears of an early start to wildfire season, didn’t significantly improve the regional water supply picture. April 20 snowpack levels in Western Colorado ranged from 40 percent of average in the Southwestern basins to 71 percent in the Colorado Basin. The statewide snowpack was at 61 percent of average.The South Platte Basin snowpack, upstream from Colorado’s most populated areas, got the biggest bump out of the storms and reached 94 percent of average. Combined with above-average Front Range storage, that should take some pressure off diversions from Grand County. However, statewide, the …

Hope, but no change

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:09pm
County Road 804, the road that bends around behind Safeway, is the most heavily afficked county road in all of Grand County, according to county commissioner, James Newberry, in a meeting Thursday, April 16.That road is getting some long-needed repairs. Construction will begin in May with completion by October in a joint effort between the county, the town of Fraser and the Winter Park Ranch Water & Sanitation District. Several representatives from these groups, EMTs and law enforcement crowded the Old Church in Fraser, vastly outnumbering the five residents who showed up to hear it.The plan calls for a top-to-bottom …

Muftic: GOP sets sights on Hillary’s character

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:01pm
The GOP primary candidates are revealing common threads in their strategies besides the past year GOP themes. While the past issue positions still are referenced, they are also attempting to do as much damage to their presumed opponent Hillary Clinton early in the game since she still polls well ahead of any announced and unannounced Republican candidates. Many individual voters still ask elected officials “what have you done for me lately?” Off-setting pocket book issues in the minds of voters are party affiliation, demographic identification, the importance of ideology over other considerations, and personal dislike of the candidates’ traits. Which …

Hamilton — EMP attack: What are the after-effects?

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 1:01pm
Two seemingly unrelated recent events should command the attention of every American. First, the North American Aerospace Command (NORAD), at a cost of $700 million, is going to move its communications gear back inside the depths of Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain. Why? Because of the growing threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.Secondly, Russian President Vladimir Putin just announced that Russia will provide Iran with Russia’s first-class S-300 Air Defense System. Ergo: About a year from now Iran’s nuclear-weapons production facilities will be virtually immune from attack by Israel and/or the United States. Moreover, nothing in the pending nuclear-arms agreement restrains …

Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock

NPR Books - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:55am

Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.

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Grand County Master Trails Plan just the beginning

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:53am
Headwaters Trails Alliance held a meeting on April 21 to give a brief overview and gather public input for the Master Trails Plan. More than 70 people attended the two sessions. Scott Linnenburger, who has been contracted to complete the plan, did an excellent job of giving an overview as well as explain a few of the hurdles ahead. There are quite a few stakeholders in our area. Some of those are the U.S. Forest Service, the BLM, towns of Winter Park and Fraser, Grand County, private landowners, Winter Park Resort, Denver Water and Grand Adventures.In addition there are special …

Fishing Report: The bite is on

Local News - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:45am
Most of the ice in the area is gone, and fishing is great. Egg and worm patterns are working awesome in all the creeks and rivers.Pike in Williams Fork are hitting in the afternoon. Try baits that move VERY slowly. Rainbows and suckers are up in the inlets, worms are working very well. Brown trout are hitting small crank baits and jigs during low light periods. Lake trout are throughout the water column.Bernie Keefe has been guiding the Middle Park area for over 20 years. …

Letters: Traumatic Terrain

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 9:47am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Ann Packer’s “The Children’s Crusade,” Paul A. Offit’s “Bad Faith” and more.

Karl Ove ­Knausgaard’s ‘My Struggle: Book 4’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:53am
Jeffrey Eugenides reviews Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 4,” which centers on the author’s yearlong stint as a sexually frustrated young teacher in northern Norway.






Olen Steinhauer: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:00am
The author, most recently, of “All the Old Knives” says the best espionage stories “not only ask questions about how spying is performed, but they also question the value of the job itself.”

'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure

NPR Books - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:03am

Sydney Padua's rollicking graphic novel about computing pioneers Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend, says critic Etelka Lehoczky.

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ArtsBeat: Star-Studded Book Tour Planned for Judy Blume’s Latest

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:35pm
Ms. Blume will cross the country to promote her new book for adults, “In the Unlikely Event.”






ArtsBeat: Baryshnikov to Perform in a Show Based on Brodsky’s Poetry

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 6:42am
The show will not use dance, Mr. Baryshnikov said, but will incorporate body language along with selected poems by Joseph Brodsky.






Toni Morrison's New Novel Is Best Read With Her Backlist In Mind

NPR Books - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:03am

The Nobel Prize winner has become a giant in the literary world, but reviewer Saeed Jones says that her latest novel can only stand with confidence when it has the idea of the author as its spine.

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'Vermilion' Finds New Magic In The Old West

NPR Books - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:03am

Molly Tanzer's grit-and-ghosts adventure follows a young woman tasked with guiding troubled spirits in a colorfully diverse, alternate-history Wild West, full of talking animals and vampires.

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‘Mr. West,’ Sarah Blake’s Poems About Kanye West

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
A “lyric biography” traces the career and influence of Kanye West.






Wislawa Szymborska’s ‘Map: Collected and Last Poems’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
This Nobel Prize-winning poet was interested in everything here on earth.






‘The Do-Over,’ by Kathleen Ossip

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:30am
In a wide-ranging collection, sonnets, acrostics and prose poems explore mortality and loss.






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