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Hospice Open Water Swim set for Aug. 16 on Grand Lake

Local News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 11:09am
So who’s afraid of a little cold water? Certainly not Traci Brammer whose memory we honor with our Aug. 16 Open Water Swim across Grand Lake to benefit Heart of the Mountains Hospice. Traci swam the half-mile across the lake last summer the day after her final chemo treatment for the cancer she had fought bravely for several years. She was supported in the water with her friends Karen Conger and Jenny Beltman and warmly welcomed ashore with towel and hugs by husband John. Most inspiring, but that was Traci. A well known advocate throughout the valley for children’s playgrounds, …

Trail of the Week: Byers Peak

Local News - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:53am
Byers Peak Byers Peak trail is a short but steep hike reaching the top of this majestic peak. This hike has very rewarding panoramic views at the top. Located in the Byers Peak Wilderness area, it is in need of an adopter or group of adopters who are hard workers and hardy hikers. This trail suffers from erosion and there are many projects to work on with recent and past rain showers. Contact Erica Bean, the Adopt a Trail Coordinator for Headwaters Trails Alliance, for more information on adopting a trail and the Adopt a Trail program: or at …

Open Book: Books for the Road

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 9:55am
Patti Smith talks about her history of reading Haruki Murakami, and shares what she’s been reading on tour.

Garrison Keillor: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:00am
The host of “A Prairie Home Companion” and the author, most recently, of “The Keillor Reader” collects hymnals, phrase books and tales of heroic collies.

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