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‘Guantánamo Diary,’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:19pm
“Guantánamo Diary” is a profound account by a current detainee of what it’s like to be collateral damage in the war against terror.

Boston Brass performs Jan. 23 in Tabernash

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:09pm
Called North America’s finest brass ensemble, the Boston Brass performs for the first time in the Grand County Concert Series, with RE/MAX Peak to Peak, Town of Winter Park, Vasquez Inn and Volario’s as the Supporting Sponsors for the concert. The musicians of the Boston Brass have the credentials and history to deliver a unique evening of entertainment. From Costa Rica, Jose Sibaja, trumpet, has held positions with the Miami Symphony, Sinfonieta de Caracas and Orquesta Sinfonica Venezuela. He’s active in South Florida’s Latin music scene and toured the world in Ricky Martin’s band for eight years. Sibaja has performed …

In 'The Evil Hours,' A Journalist Shares His Struggle With PTSD

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:01pm

While embedded with troops in Iraq, David Morris almost died when a Humvee he was riding in ran over a roadside bomb. His book explores the history and science of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Photos: Middle Park skiers excel at meet

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:37am

Letter: Byron will be back to Grand County

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:13am
To The Editor: As a longtime resident I felt compelled to write a letter relating to Byron’s leaving the valley. I have only written one other letter to the editor but felt I needed to make it two. (Unlike many of your contributors who feel like they should write two a month). When I read your paper I can always tell from the photos if Byron submitted them because he always had his own special take. Anybody can take a photo, but only a special few can really capture the experience of the moment. He always had a special extra …

Obituary: Charles “Chuck” Florence

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:41am
Charles “Chuck” Florence, 80, of Fraser passed away on Dec. 10, 2014. Chuck was born on Aug. 17, 1934, in Ohio to Huber and Marian Florence. He grew up in Ohio, graduated from Wellington High School and attended what is now Kettering University. After enjoying a career in mechanical engineering for over 20 years in the Midwest, Chuck and his family moved to Littleton. In 1986, he and his wife Suzanne built their dream mountain home and moved up to the community where they had vacationed for many years. Chuck always enjoyed life to the fullest, even with his limited …

Obituary: Ralph Francis Benson

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:33am
Ralph was born in Detroit, Mich., served in the Navy on the USS DeHaven, and later worked for Haliburton in Wyoming and C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Colorado. He was married to Judith Kay McElderry Benson. He is survived by his kids: Larry (Micah) Benson of Granby, Helen Benson of Georgetown, and Connie (Kevin) Craft of Worland, Wyo. He is also survived by his precious grandkids: Lauren Craft of North Liberty, Iowa, and Robert Benson of Granby; and his brother, Leonard (Barbara) Benson of Upland,Calif. Services will be held at Winter Park Christian Church (274 Ponderosa Trail, Tabernash, CO …

Obituary: Ed Raffety

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:25am
Ed Raffety, 86, longtime Granby mayor and regional recreation advocate, died in Denver on Jan. 1, 2015, due to natural causes. Edmond “Ed” Raffety was a local grocer, recreation program supporter and a force for conciliatory change during his years of public service in Grand Lake and Granby. Mr. Raffety was a manager of Miller’s Supermarkets in Denver when he and his wife Pat moved the family to Grand County in 1969 to be closer to the mountains and lake activities they enjoyed. The family lived in a scenic home near the North Fork of the Colorado River. Ed and …

'Whipping Boy' Is Part Memoir, Part Crime Thriller

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:03am

Allen Kurzweil's new book Whipping Boy starts out as the story of his obsessive 40-year search for the boy who bullied him at boarding school — but it becomes something much deeper and stranger.

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Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Jan. 11-17, 2015

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:45am
Grand County Transactions Jan. 11-17 Granby Block 6, Lots 21,22,23 – Brian and Deann Buchanan to Matthew Hansen, $175,000 Meadow Ridge Lodges Court 7, Unit 6 – Karen Conway to James Clifford, $119,000 Aspen Meadows Condominiums Unit 304, Bldg G, Garage Unit 72 – Aspen Meadows Condominiums LLC to Matthew and Patricia Glass, $238,000 Granby Ranch Filing 8, Lot 6 – Howard Essegian and Kip Schoenborn to George and LaDonna Jurgensen, $390,000 Innsbruck-Val Moritz Sub (1) Lot 42, Block 16 – Steven and Susan Poole to Lee Thomas Cross Revocable Trust and Janis L Cross Revocable Trust, $35,000 Innsbruck-Val Moritz …

Medical center plans outreach efforts in 2015

Local News - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:37am
Happy 2015 Grand County! First and foremost, thank you for trusting us with your care this past year. As we enter a new year, I want to briefly address some of the exciting developments that are going on at Middle Park Medical Center (MPMC). In 2014, our overall revenue increased more than 20 percent from the previous year and net income improved by almost 250 percent. This helps to give us the ability to bring on more full-time staff and increase services that you have asked for as well as have a larger role in each community. As we continue …

Bookends: Which Literary Figure Is Overdue for a Biography?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:22am
Thomas Mallon and Ayana Mathis on authors whose life stories should be told.

Exclusive First Read: Scott McCloud's 'The Sculptor'

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:03am

Understanding Comics creator Scott McCloud is sometimes called the "Aristotle of comics" for his analysis of the medium. The Sculptor, a meditation on love, art and death, is his first graphic novel.

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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:06am

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.

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Heavily Redacted, Detainee's 'Guantanamo Diary' Goes On Sale

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Larry Siems, editor of Guantanamo Diary, and Nancy Hollander, attorney for its author, Guantanamo inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi.

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Book Club: Hector Tobar Answers Your Questions About 'Deep Down Dark'

NPR Books - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:17am

Tobar says it was a "great honor" to interview the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. They lived "one of the great adventure stories of the 21st century," he says.

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ArtsBeat: Benanti and Radnor to Star in ‘She Loves Me’ on Broadway

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:01pm
The revival will open in the spring of 2016.

Markets May Stumble Or Skyrocket, But This Economist Says Hold On Tight

NPR Books - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:59pm

It's been more than four decades since Burton Malkiel published A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Eleven editions later, Malkiel hasn't wavered in his mantra of patience and broad investing.

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ArtsBeat: Paddington’s Forebear: A Talk With Michael Bond

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:19pm
Mr. Bond discusses the new Paddington film, his life and the enduring popularity of his most famous creation.

'Gateway To Freedom': Heroes, Danger And Loss On The Underground Railroad

NPR Books - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:30am

While writing his new book, historian Eric Foner relied on a recently discovered record of slaves' escapes. He says the documents paint a "revealing picture" of life on the Underground Railroad.

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