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Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Words, Offers Clarity On Old Ones

NPR Books - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:58pm

The OED unveils some modern coinage and explains a Supreme Court justice's choice of words.

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Heart of the Mountains Hospice Golf Tournament coming in July

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:41pm
The 13th Annual Heart of the Mountains Hospice Golf Tournament and Silent Auction will be held at Pole Creek Golf Course on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.You may sign up to participate as a golfer or a sponsor at or contact Toni Barrett at 970 418-0429.Heart of the Mountains Hospice (HMH) has been operating in Grand County for 15 years. HMH strives to create end-of-life options that allow patients choices that maintain dignity and integrity in providing high quality home hospice and respite care for individuals and their support systems.Approximately 50 percent of HMH’s funding comes from grants, donations and …

Fundraiser for Jeanne Newton this weekend

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:41pm
Jeanne Newton is battling something only a few other people can relate to: breast cancer. Newton was first diagnosed on November 12, 2015, and continues to fight and survive today. She has undergone a round of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, and is currently on a new medication. When she was first diagnosed, Newton was simply informed that she had cancer, and when the tumor was removed the doctors told her it was Stage II.A fundraiser has been scheduled for Jeanne. The ‘Care-N-Love-A-Palooza’ is an open community gathering for all. It will be hosted on June 27, 2015 from 6-10 pm …

Rau: Summer heats up

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:41pm
People are everywhere outside in Grand County – most of our local population lives in Grand County because of what they can do and where they can go. Nature here is spectacular in not only variety of terrain, wildlife and flora but in the challenges nature offers to those who want to enjoy it. It can be a simple walk in the park with a baby stroller or a wild ride down a rushing river.However you choose to enjoy nature, make sure you are prepared with the appropriate equipment and know how to use it. Yes, we have one of …

Muftic - Charleston and the power of organized religion

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:33pm
The massacre of nine devout members of the African-American Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week was horrific.The response to it could have gone either way, either rioting in anger as so much of our long hot spring produced in response to indignation of injustice, or in another direction. Thanks to the sincerely heartfelt response of Gov. Nikki Haley and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, the other direction prevailed. Above all, the Christian teaching of the area pastors not to return anger with anger, shaped the attitude of those who had every right to be angry.The result: the hate …

Hamilton — Captain Segura’s Theory: Tourturables vs. Untorturables

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:33pm
We like to think we can achieve equal justice under law. But do you suppose that some people can achieve a status that elevates them above the law? Can it be that some people rise to the point they cannot be punished? Or, to give the word “punished” a painful twist, even tortured?In Graham Greene’s classic spy novel, Our Man in Havana, Captain Segura, the Cuban official in charge of torture, explains some people are “torturable” and some are not. In other words, “ordinary” people are torturable; however, mostly based on class and their previous achievements, some people may not …

CDOT offers update on I-70 construction projects

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:33pm
Amidst increasing concern and frustration regarding the traffic delays from construction along the I-70 corridor; representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) joined the Clear Creek County Commissioners (BoCC) on Tuesday morning to provide a status report.Stephen Harelson, CDOT Program Engineer, provided an estimated timetable for completion. Various project components will be wrapping up in the next few weeks. Traffic will continue to be impacted by paving and bridge work. Emergency service providers shared their comments regarding the challenges of traversing a maze of lane closures and the concern for response times to emergencies caused by traffic congestion. Suggestions …


Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:33pm
The area lakes are fishing great. The lake trout have started their migration to deeper water. Havoc tubes, marabous and swim baits have been working well. Browns and rainbows are still cruising the shallows and will hit a variety of crank baits and jigs but it is an early or late bite.The rivers in the area are blown out but clear. A good strategy is to fish the inlets to all the lakes. Flies, bait and lures will work. Grand lake is producing some large lake trout as well as browns along the shorelines. Pike in Williams Fork are starting …

Jackie Wright - N.E.A.T. - Nonexercise Activity Thermogensis

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:33pm
According to a recent article by Joy Keller and Judy Meyer published in the May 2015 issue of the IDEA Fitness Journal, James A. Levine, MD, PhD, endocrinology fellow at the Mayo Clinic is encouraging people to incorporate N.E.A.T (nonexercise activity thermogenesis aka incidental movements) back into their lives. Activities such as walking to and from work, typing, dancing, gardening, pacing while chatting on the phone and even toe tapping or fidgeting, are considered incidental movements which expend energy throughout the day in addition to our regimented exercise programs.Some of the statistics recently shared in the article mentioned above in …

De Vos - Jackson Bytes

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:25pm
I wasn’t there, but I think Andrew Jackson’s getting a bad rap.He’s graced our $20 bill for the last 87 years and now folks are clamoring to replace his stern visage with the stern visage of a woman.The Treasury Department has already announced that it intends to put a woman on a bill. They considered the $20 but settled on the $10 as if to underscore gender pay differential. Me? I’d pick Star Wars characters, “That’ll be 21 Vaders and 36 Leias, please. Oh! Don’t you have anything smaller than a Skywalker?”Andrew Jackson, our 7th president is vilified by some …

Blues from the Top profiles: The Future of the Blues

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:25pm
Each summer, blues musicians from across the country and the globe gather in Winter Park for Grand County’s Annual “Blues from the Top” Festival. This weekend, thousands of fans will watch them perform.But there’s a smaller group of musicians who also play a big part in the festival: an ensemble festival organizer John Catt calls “The Future of the Blues.”“We have 25 young musicians performing this year from seven different states,” Catt said. “These kids are from all over Colorado as well as different parts of the country.”Out of state performers include Natalie Moyer, a 14 year-old singer-songwriter from Kansas …

Sanders: Riding in reverse

Local News - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 3:25pm
We are lucky that we live in a mountain bike and trail paradise.If you are visiting here then you will soon realize the vast amount of trail diversity that we get to use almost daily. It could be an easy roll down the Fraser River Trail or an exhilarating ride up to Rogers Pass which gives you that feeling that you are on top of the world. Often we tend to get stuck in a rut and ride the same trails the same way. I found a great way to mix things up is to ride some of the routes …

Take A Walk With Judy Blume Through Her Old Miami Beach Neighborhood

NPR Books - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:37pm

Blume says her time in Miami Beach in the late '40s was the most important time in her childhood. Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself is a slightly fictionalized autobiography of Blume's life there.

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‘Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:51am
Laura J. Snyder’s intellectual history looks at the lives of the painter Jan Vermeer and the pioneering microbiologist Anton van Leeuwenhoek.


‘Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:13am
A collection of 30 essays by the pioneer scholar of feminist art history Linda Nochlin.


Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:32am
The comedian Aziz Ansari, whose “Modern Romance” is No. 2 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is the third star of “Parks and Recreation” to achieve best-sellerdom.


The Shortlist: Artistic Inspirations

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:09am
New books by Anna North, Maureen Gibbon, Hermione Eyre and Erika Robuck.


Critic’s Take: The Female Gaze

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:35am
Young artists are examining girlhood in the age of the social media fun house.


Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:24am
Paperback books of particular interest.


‘Basquiat and the Bayou’ and ‘Jean-Michel Basquiat: Now’s the Time’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:46am
Two recent exhibition catalogs situate the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat within our potent cultural poles.

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