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Christian Kracht’s ‘Imperium’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
In this Swiss novel, a German vegetarian in the early 1900s tries to found a colony in the South Seas.









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‘The Hand That Feeds You,’ by A.J. Rich

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
A heroine learns her dead fiancé was an impostor.









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‘A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me,’ by David Gates

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
The characters in David Gates’s stories engage in festivals of bad decisions.









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‘The End of Plenty,’ by Joel K. Bourne Jr.

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
A journalist looks at the challenges involved in keeping the world from going hungry.









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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









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Open Book: An Unfinished Library

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
“The Greatest Books You’ll Never Read” is a new survey of books that are “unfinished, unbegun or lost, and today exist as only suggestive fragments or not at all.”









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The Shortlist: Summer Fiction

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
New books by Candace Bushnell, Caroline Zancan, Jules Moulin, and Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.









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‘A Cure for Suicide,’ by Jesse Ball

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
After a life-threatening illness, a man known as the claimant is reintroduced to human behavior.









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Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.









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Inside the List: Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:53am
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me,” which enters the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 1, is an incantatory essay about being black in America.









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Winter Park biker takes silver in women’s Nationals

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:13pm
Downhill mountain biking isn’t for the faint of heart.Riders navigate their bikes down complex and unforgiving trails at speeds that are literally break-neck.It’s in this chaotic, high-stakes environment that Jacqueline Thomas thrives.Many will recognize Thomas, 25, from Le Feet Lab, the boot-fitting and foot specialist business she and her father Jacques operate in Winter Park.But there’s a lot more to her than a good-fitting pair of boots. Thomas won second place in the women’s pro downhill at USA Cycling’s 2015 Mountain Biking Nationals in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., on Sunday, July 19.She’s the first female member of Trestle Bike Park’s mountain …

Assistant district attorney resigns

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:29pm
The 14th Judicial District’s assistant district attorney has resigned.Han Ng, who held the position since 2012, resigned on July 15, said Donna Zulian with the 14th Judicial District.Zulian would not elaborate on the circumstances surrounding Ng’s resignation and did not know when a replacement would be named. District Attorney Brett Barkey will appoint Ng’s replacement, Zulian said.The 14th Judical District encompasses Grand, Moffat and Routt counties. Ng worked primarily from the district’s Hot Sulphur Springs office. …

Proposed West Grand rec district to revisit service plan

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:21pm
The Three Rivers Park and Recreation District Committee will head back to the drawing board after the proposed district’s biggest property owner opted out.Climax Molybdenum Company, which operates the Henderson Mill in Grand County, wrote a letter to the Grand County Board of Commissioners requesting that it be excluded from the proposed district.The board of commissioners held a public hearing on the district’s service plan on Tuesday, June 21.Scott Spade and Rebecca Guthrie, committee members and spokespeople for the proposed district, told commissioners that they were taken off guard by Climax’s request for exclusion and initially challenged whether the request …

Grand County welcomes back Chef Jean-Claude Cavalera

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 2:13pm
From the Savoy Hotel in London to the Warwick International in Denver, French born Chef Jean-Claude Cavalera has crisscrossed the globe in the elite echelons of cuisine.Now, after several years away from Grand County, Chef Cavalera has returned and opened a new restaurant in Soda Springs called the Stillwater Grill. The Stillwater Grill offers fine Colorado products paired with old-world French cuisine flair. Those familiar with this region might remember Chef Cavalera’s previous restaurant in Grand County called Caroline’s Cuisine, which operated for 20 years. The Stillwater Grill’s all-natural farm-to-table menu features an assortment of classic French appetizers such as …

Shaving Company features old-school flare with modern twist

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm
GRAND LAKE – The character of the Grand Lake community, punctuated by both historic western elements and modern tourist town amenities, is now playing host to a somewhat forgotten calling with a rugged new twist.The Colorado Shaving Company, located in downtown Grand Lake in a second floor suite overlooking the clear blue waters, offers an old school vibe with a modern edge. The business offers traditional master barber services such as straight razor shaves, haircuts and hot towels as well as tattooing services in a relaxed male-focused environment. The Colorado Shaving Company is owned and operated by Master Barber DJ …

Photo: Rocky Mountain bull session

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm

Middle Park pioneer ‘Peg’ Scholl passes away at 100

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:17pm
Ellen Nadene “Peg” Scholl, 100, passed away at Kremmling Memorial Hospital on July 13, 2015. She was born Jan. 18,1915, in Harvard, Neb. to Harry and Ida Marsh. Peg attended high school in Limon, Colo. Being a true pioneer, she decided to go west with her family. They crossed Berthoud Pass in a covered wagon while driving a herd of cattle. While living in the Williams Fork Valley near Parshall, Colo., she met and married Robert Scholl in 1934. While living at Scholl, Colo., their first son, Robert Duane, was born.They later moved to The Company Ranch on the Williams …

Fraser Valley bike trail improvements continue

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:45pm
Our trail system is constantly improving, most recently though the addition and construction of trails in the area around D4. Parts of the trails Leap Frog and Ho Chi Ming are being added to the official trail system as well.In addition, new trail is being built in order to create a better overall experience and have a trail system of purpose by designing trails that will not only give users a great variety of experiences, but by designing trails with the idea of having a trail system that connects as seamlessly as possible from one trail to another. This work …

ArtsBeat: Jonathan Franzen and Mavis Staples Among Highlights at 92nd Street Y

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:40pm
Mr. Franzen will read from his new novel, “Purity,” and Ms. Staples will perform with Joan Osborne, during the 2015-16 season.









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Rau: Great trails build great communities

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:13pm
HTA presented the latest draft of the Grand County Master Plan on July 21 at the Winter Park Town Hall. Most of the people who had participated in the process by discussing the hopes and objectives of their particular trail discipline were present.The process of drawing all these people to agree on trail usage, trail functions, trail maintenance plans, funding issues, and more had been a long and daunting process. And the Master Plan will become a living document, meant to be responsive as situations change. Yet all user groups are asked to work with it together as this plan …
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