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‘The Book of Aron,’ by Jim Shepard

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
A poor family seeks opportunity in Warsaw, only to be swept up in the Nazi invasion.







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‘The Millionaire and the Bard,’ by Andrea E. Mays

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Henry Folger set out to purchase as many First Folios as he could — and succeeded.







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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.







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Critic’s Take: Subversive Pleasure

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Angela Carter died in 1992, and many of the elements of her stories have become commonplace in fiction and popular culture.







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‘The Familiar,’ by Mark Z. Danielewski

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Mark Z. Danielewski’s experimental novel — the first in a planned 27-part series — unfolds on the same rainy day in May.







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Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Paperback books of particular interest.







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‘The Distant Marvels,’ by Chantel Acevedo

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Waiting out a hurricane, an old woman recounts her family’s history in Cuba.







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‘Gutshot,’ Stories by Amelia Gray

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
These stories test the reader’s ability to accept dark desires.







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Open Book: Start of a Long Trip

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Mark Z. Danielewski’s visually stylized novel “The Familiar” is the first in a planned series of 27 books.







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Former candidate: Newberry violated election rules

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:25pm
A former Grand County commissioner candidate raised concerns about campaign contributions to Grand County Commissioner James Newberry during his 2008 and 2012 campaigns.Newberry did not register a candidate committee in either election, which made him ineligible to accept campaign contributions.Chas McConnell presented the Sky-Hi News with a copy of a $300 check from developer Scott Bradley to Newberry dated Sept. 26, 2012.McConnell lost to Newberry in both the 2008 and 2012 elections.Bradley, a Denver-based developer, confirmed that the check was a campaign contribution.“He was running for office, and there would be no way I would be able to pay him …

County manager: county did not backfill attorney’s retirement

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:25pm
A recent email from the Colorado County Officials and Employees Retirement Association seeking to elucidate the subject of Grand County Attorney Anthony “Jack” DiCola’s retirement contributions has contradicted previous assertions, though officials maintain that the county did not make retroactive contributions to DiCola’s plan.Previously, County Commissioners Merrit Linke and James Newberry, as well as County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran, have asserted that DiCola contributed to CCOERA, the county’s retirement plan, starting on July 1, 1980.That assertion has been based on a 2015 email from CCOERA Director of Client Services Tom Krushensky.But a more recent CCOERA email bumped the date forward …

K9 injury management classes offered at Snow Mountain Ranch

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
Leaders of the Snow Mountain Ranch Dog Sledding Team will be hosting “Assessing and Managing Injuries in Sled Dogs: K9 Injury Management Class” from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29.Anyone with an active dog is encouraged to participate. The course will be taught by veterinarian Wendy Herlihy, who has competed in mid-distance dog sled races, including the AttaBoy 300, Pedigree Stage Stop, UP200, mid-distance Beargrease and the Yellowknife Dog Derby among others.The course will cover paw care, diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and soft tissue injuries, nutrition, on-trail first aid, and more. It will be taught as …

Granby reduces fluoride levels following new guidelines

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
For the first time in more than 50 years the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) has amended its recommendations for adding fluoride to community water systems.The PHS has reduced the optimum recommended amount of fluoride in municipal water systems to a maximum of 0.7 milligrams per liter. The previous recommended range, from 0.7 to 1.2 milligrams, was changed this year for the first time since 1962.Fluoride levels in Granby’s water supply vary depending on whether the water comes from the North Service Area or the South Service Area, two separate water systems providing public water service to community residents. Historically …

Back on the range

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
In early May 450 horses started their long journey back to Grand County. These horses carry summer visitors along our various trails around Grand Lake and Snow Mountain Ranch. Sombrero Ranch wranglers rounded up the horses on their winter range near Browns Park in Moffat County and drove them 63 miles over two days. They pass through the town of Maybell and continue along U.S. Highway 40 to the main Sombrero Ranch near Craig, Colorado. From the Craig Ranch, the horses are trailered to the various stables for their summer jobs. …

Kremmling opens electric vehicle charging station

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
Kremmling became the first public entity to offer an Electronic Vehicle (EV) charging station on Hwy 40 between Idaho Springs and Vernal, Utah on May 18.The general lack of accessible charging stations along the 286 miles between those two points has been a limiting factor for electric car owners wanting to travel the mountain corridor, as all top models are still unable to cover a distance of even 100 miles without recharging. While there are two privately-owned stations in Steamboat, the Kremmling EV station serves as the first of a number of public stations to be installed along this stretch …

Spirit Lake Blues Fest comes to Grand Lake

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
The “Spirit Lake Blues Festival at Grand Lake” will be held on Saturday August 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.The Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Grand County Blues Society to bring the music festival to the lake front of Colorado’s largest natural lake in August. This festival will feature national acts including: headliner Ana Popovic, Jimmy Hall with My Blue Sky, Austin Young with Michaela Rae, John Weeks Band, The Symbols and Cary Morin.The Chamber has launched a Facebook Page dedicated to the festival. You can find it by going to facebook.com/spiritlakeblues. The Facebook site …

IgadI gets growing

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm

Kauffman House Museum offers free entry to military personnel and families

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:17pm
Grand Lake’s Kauffman House Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to active military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.The Kauffman House Museum recently announced the launch of Blue Star Museums; a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day …

Granby Play Days thanks community for support

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
To the Editor:Granby Play Days Preschool would like to thank all the families, community members, and businesses that attended and supported the school’s April 30th Fundraiser. Thanks, especially, to Brickhouse 40 for hosting the dinner and silent auction and for providing great live entertainment.We’d also like to thank all the individuals and businesses that generously donated cash or items for the silent auction: Granby Ace Hardware, Aley Bair Home Furnishing, Alpine Lumber, Becky Allison Pampered Chef, Brooks Veterinary Clinic, C Lazy U Ranch, Candy Holley, The Candy Lady, Carquest, Carrie McManigal, City Market, Duddleson Electric, El Pacifico, Fraser Medical, Gambles, …

Fishing Report

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
The area lakes are fishing great. As the water warms the lake trout will start their migration deeper.Brown trout are hitting smaller crank baits and jigs along the rocky shorelines. Most of the area rivers are blown out, and fishing these will be tough.Grand Lake is producing some large lake trout as well as browns along the shorelines. Pike in Williams Fork are hitting in the afternoon. Try baits that move VERY slow and fish where ever the wind is blowing into a shallow area.Kokanee at Wolford are very shallow. They might be 2-5 feet deep over 80 feet of …
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