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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 …

Granby Gut Buster slated for July 25

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:57am
Bring the entire family out for the 27th Annual Gut Buster, a 5K Run/Walk open to all ages and abilities. Start time is 9 a.m. Saturday, July 25. Start and finish areas will be at the Granby Town Hall, (Zero Jasper Ave.).A bouncy house, music, great door prizes, and refreshments for all will be on hand. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers as well as to the top three male / female finishers in each of the eight age categories.Registration forms are available at the Town of Granby Recreation Department (Town Hall, Zero Jasper Avenue), …

Wildflowers topic of naturalist program

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:49am
Grand Huts and the Fraser Valley Rec District invite the public to join a naturalist program to be held at the Broome Hut on the fourth Saturday of July and August. Join naturalists for a fun, free and informative program to be held between noon and 1 p.m.Topics will include the mountains and physical environment, glacial geology, alpine ecology, plants and animals of the subalpine forest and some local history. Simply meet on the hut patio by 11:45 a.m. on the day of the program. The volunteer naturalist will be on site to answer questions from 10 a.m. - 2 …

Vintage Baseball game set for July 25 in Fraser

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:49am
The “Local Celebrity” baseball team will be playing a Denver Vintage Baseball Team at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Fraser Valley Sports Complex. Gates open at noon.This is a free, family event (donation recommended). Concessions and activity tickets for the inflatable family fun activities will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the playground project. …

‘Spin for the Stars’ at Mountain Life Fitness

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:33am
GRANBY – On Saturday, Aug. 8, Jackie Wright at Mountain Life Fitness will be hosting a spin-a-thon, “Spin for the Stars,” to benefit the local nonprofit the Shining Stars Foundation.Starting at 8 a.m. and going until 1:15 p.m., five 45-minute spin classes will be offered. Each class costs $35 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit kids with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. All ages and levels are welcome to join in the fun.Children under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian present, and children between the ages of 16-18 must have a …

Letter: Hooray for Judge Mary Hoak

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:25am
To the Editor:At least someone has common sense regarding the Brigid Irish case.Ms. Irish is accused of stealing in excess of a half million dollars as a public employee. Now the District Attorney has agreed to a plea bargain that includes no jail time and highlights restitution. Of course, I have no idea of what the merits of the case are but know that a great deal of resources (costs and man hours) went into the investigation and prosecution to merit a 900-plus count indictment.According to the recent article Ms. Irish is represented by the “public defender.” That is costing …

Obituary: Melvin G. Conn

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:09am
Melvin G. Conn was called home to be with the Lord on July 18, 2015. Mel was born to T.V. and Estell (Mewbourn) Conn on Dec. 28, 1949 in Cullman, Ala. At the age of 18, Mel moved to Granby, Colo., to work with his uncle.Shortly after moving here, he met his best friend, Geneva Cautrell; it was love at first sight. After only six months Mel and Geneva were married in Alabama. They were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Sophie, Shelly, and Jennifer. Mel worked at Brodrick’s Sawmill, Cautrell and Son’s Excavating, CDOT, and owned Columbine Cafe and Mel’s …

De Vos: Mata Hari executed tomorrow!

Local News - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:09am
Hooking up online has never been easier. I’ll have my app get in touch with your app. But back before eHarmony.com, there were only newspapers. And that’s how shapely Marge Zelle met wealthy Rudy MacLeod. Rudy was living in Indonesia in the 1890s and desperately seeking companionship. He advertised for a bride in European newspapers and Marge, living in Amsterdam, fell deeply in love with his ad.They married in 1895 and moved to Java, but as so often happens on blind dates, Rudy turned out to be an alcoholic brute with a syphilitic mistress. The bloom came off the rose …

Letters: ‘Ally’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:37am
Readers respond to recent reviews of Michael B. Oren’s “Ally,” Emma Sky’s “The Unraveling” and more.









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Children's Storytime

Evanced Events RSS - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:09am
When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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 Events RSS - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:09am
When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.

Super Animal Architecture with Leslie Crosby!

Evanced Events RSS - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:09am
When: Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Kremmling Library at Kremmling Community Meeting Room

This is a FREE special event for the Kremmling Library 2015 Summer Reading Program. Prizes will be given and all ages are welcome! Please call (970)724-9228 for more information.

William T. Vollmann: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 6:00am
The author, most recently, of “The Dying Grass” says the deader the author, the more worthwhile the book. “Who would keep bringing out editions of ‘Gilgamesh’ if there weren’t some magic in the story?”









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Shirley Jackson Gets To The Heart of the Home In 'Let Me Tell You'

NPR Books - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 5:03am

This collection of Shirley Jackson's early fiction, unpublished stories and personal essays is a delightfully uneasy mix of wry family observation and the chills her eerie later work is known for.

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Critic’s Take: It’s the End of the World as She Knows It

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:00am
Female writers don’t need to destroy the world in order to imagine feeling unsafe in it.









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Muftic: Critics strike fast against Iran nuke deal

Local News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:17pm
Nearly all of the GOP members in Congress and their presidential contenders came out swinging against the Iran nuclear arms control deal before they even read the text, having chosen to be deaf, blind, and intentionally dumb to the details of the provisions and the repercussions of killing the deal. Congress will have 60 days to become educated, though the GOP’s pre-conceived notions seem already set in concrete.Democrats swing back harder and now turn to keeping enough Senate Democrats in line to protect their president’s’ veto without GOP votes.Public rebuttals and counter rebuttals have begun. Key administration arguments for the …

Hamilton — The Iran deal: The boa constrictor won

Local News - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:01pm
Those who have read all 159 pages of President Obama’s executive agreement with Iran should understand the agreement paves the way for Iran to become a nuclear power within 10 years or less. The agreement frees over $100 billion of impounded funds for Iran to give to Shia Islamic terrorist groups and/or to purchase additional nuclear technology and equipment. And without the bother of those pesky unannounced inspections and without those crippling arms embargoes of conventional weapons.The agreement met with cries of joy in the streets of Iran and by the gnashing of teeth by members of Congress of both …
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