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Cults, Foam Heads And Other Weird Things Thrive In 'Body Like Mine'

NPR Books - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:48pm

Alexandra Kleeman's novel, populated by TV-obsessed characters on a steady diet of Popsicles and oranges, is a controlled exercise in what critic Jason Sheehan calls "terrifying banality."

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Chris Offutt Reveals A Family Secret In 'My Father, The Pornographer'

NPR Books - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:43am

Offutt's late father went from running a small insurance agency to writing more than 400 books, mostly pornography. Originally broadcast March 2, 2015.

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Green Corner: Be environmentally sound when going back to school

Local News - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:17am
It’s getting back to school time and there are numerous ways for both parents and kids to practice the 3 r’s at work or school. Teaching our children good habits now, and leading by example helps them carry it into their adult lives.First thing we can do is talk to kids about electricity and turning out the lights. Practice with your kids turning off the lights whenever they step out of a room. If they wonder why we do this, tell them that every 100w light bulb used 24 hours a day, per year, takes 714 pounds of coal to …

Children's Storytime

Evanced Signup RSS - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:34am
When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:15 AM
Where: Kremmling Library at Kremmling Community Meeting Room

Storytime is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library. Please call 724-9228 for more information.

Toddler and Preschool Story Hour

Evanced Signup RSS - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:34am
When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 11:00 AM
Where: Juniper Library at Grand Lake at Juniper Children's Library

Story Hour is a fun, interactive, early literacy program designed for children under the age of 5 years. Come to socialize, read books, and familiarize your child with the wonderful world of the library! Please call 627-8353 for more information.

ArtsBeat: Biography of Jimmy Carter Is in the Works

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:13pm
Kai Bird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will write a biography of former President Jimmy Carter for Crown Publishing Group.









Land use moves to center of Colorado’s water discussion

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:53pm
Not long ago, mentions of growth control as a tool to reduce water demands tended to be written off by Colorado water insiders as too complicated, outside the control of water providers and anti-economic development. However, as the state’s water leaders have continued to debate how to meet the water needs of a growing population, the problems associated with getting more water from farms and West Slope streams have loomed larger, while the barriers to addressing water demand through land use strategies appear to have shrunk. The link between water demand and land-use patterns occupied prime space on the agenda …

Byers Canyon fire fully contained; rain, humidity help

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:41pm
The Byers Canyon fire, officially dubbed the Rifle Range Fire, reached full containment Thursday, Aug. 27, at noon as Grand County fire officials announced a close to the three-day wildland firefighting efforts.Smoke will likely remain visible over the coming days as firefighters continue to patrol the burn area and monitor the perimeter for hot spots.Assistant Chief for Grand Fire Schelly Olson confirmed Thursday morning the Byers Canyon fire burned an area totaling approximately 640 acres. Olson explained suppression efforts were aided Wednesday evening and Thursday morning by higher humidity and increased moisture, in the form of overnight rain showers. Firefighters …

Byers Canyon fire 80 percent contained; hard rain hits

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:41pm
GRAND COUNTY — As of 1 p.m. today (Aug. 26), Incident Command reports that the ‪#‎riflerangefire is 80 percent contained and is about 636 acres in size.Eyewitness reports indicate it began raining hard on the fire at about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, though the rain is also accompanied by high winds.Controlled burns are being used to strengthen the perimeter. Helicopter drops and ground crews are still in full operation.Highway 40 is open through Byers Canyon. County Road 20, the Byers Rifle Range and Pioneer Park in Hot Sulphur are still closed.No injuries have been reported and no structures are threatened. …

Hamilton — Immigration policy: By consent or geography?

Local News - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 3:25pm
Legal scholars on both sides of the current immigration debate agree that the original purpose of the 14th Amendment was to make sure the formerly enslaved African-Americans were accorded U.S. citizenship – a policy based on ethnicity, not geography.But, as reported in two earlier columns, this writer met a well-dressed, well-spoken Latina whose business is based on geography. She picks up pregnant women who have crossed our southern geographic border illegally and escorts them northward from U.S. hospital to U.S. hospital until they deliver a so-called, “anchor-baby” on U.S. soil.Next, she arranges for the “chain migration” of parents and other …

Ann Beattie: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:46pm
The author, most recently, of “The State We’re In” reads more novels and stories than anything else — “except, maybe, cookbooks. I avoid mysteries, since I never understand what happens.”









Critic’s Take: Closing the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:45pm
A writer struggles to read while grieving for her parents.









Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Flood of Fire’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:45pm
The main characters in the final volume of Amitav Ghosh’s trilogy all have something to hide.









‘Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders,’ by Julianna Baggott

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
A writer with a cult following has turned her life into six well-loved novels. But where is the last one?









‘That Winter the Wolf Came,’ by Juliana Spahr

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
Poems take on the political, from oil spills to Occupy Oakland.









‘Girl Waits With Gun,’ by Amy Stewart

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:44pm
The bad guys are no match for a bullied woman in 1914.









Susan Casey’s ‘Voices in the Ocean’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
Exploring a watery world of intriguing creatures and the people they captivate.









The Shortlist: Surviving the Nazis

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:43pm
New books include Alex Kershaw’s “Avenue of Spies.”









‘Murder by Candlelight,’ by Michael Knox Beran

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:33pm
This book urges us to consider our own hearts of darkness.









Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 1:33pm
Jonathan Franzen’s protagonist, a young woman named Pip, makes her way in the world.









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