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Winter conditions delay opening of Trail Ridge Road

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
Trail Ridge Road will not be open for the Memorial Day Weekend.Due to continuing winter conditions at high elevations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Trail Ridge Road’s opening will be delayed. Trail Ridge Road historically opens on Memorial Day weekend; last year the road opened on May 24.“This May’s snowy and wet weather patterns have certainly hampered this year’s efforts,” stated Park Superintendent, Vaughn Baker. “As is typical, park plow operators have dealt with days of low to no visibility, wind, drifting snow and icy road conditions. This May, freezing temperatures above 10,000 feet, the lack of sunshine and the …

Joe Louis Walker speaks the ‘language of music’

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
Joe Louis Walker is laughing. The sound is infectious, and echoes across the phone as he tells a story from his youth: how he got his very first guitar.“I didn’t have an instrument,” Walker said. “If I wanted to play, I had to borrow one from somebody. So my mother made a deal with me. I played football on Saturdays, loved football. But she said, ‘if you take lessons, on Saturdays, instead of playing football, I’ll buy you a guitar. If you’re serious about it.’”Young Walker, often referred to as JLW, was quite serious. He played all the time, and …

Jackie Wright: The benefits of ‘authentic lifting’

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
“Authentic” lifting which is safe and effective lifting, provides long-term, life-long results including excellent results from your exercise program, terrific outcomes when competing in or enjoying recreational/sports activities and most importantly, moving through your activities of daily living (i.e. ADL) with ease.Therefore, this week ten questions will be featured which you may ask yourself prior to lifting ensuring authentic lifting practices. If you are unable to accurately answer any of these questions, please consider making a few positive changes to your program including seeking out the expertise of a qualified/certified fitness professional to guide you along your lifting journey. As …

Carmichael heads back to court

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:09pm
Elizabeth Carmichael, who stands accused of stealing more than $451,000 from Bear Mountain Ranch in western Grand County, will appear before Judge Mary Hoak in District Court next Wednesday, May 27.Carmichael is scheduled for a Preliminary Hearing starting at 10 a.m. The former Bear Mountain Ranch employee turned herself into authorities on Jan. 17. An arrest warrant was issued for her on Jan. 7.While employed by Bear Mountain Ranch Carmichael worked as a bookkeeper and manager and was involved in a related business called Bear Mountain Bison. According to the affidavit for her arrest warrant Carmichael was fired by Bear …

Newberry faces additional mileage allegations

Local News - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:01pm
Grand County Commissioner James Newberry has issued a public apology after it was discovered that he double-charged Grand County for the same mileage over a four-year period.Mileage sheets show that Newberry accrued more than $1500 in mileage reimbursements for mileage that he had already been reimbursed for, as well as for meetings that minutes indicate he did not attend or attended by phone.“I regret this error, and I’m truly sorry for the mistake,” Newberry said in a statement. “I think it is quite clear that my bookkeeping / reporting skills need a lot of improvement.”The Sky-Hi News was alerted to …

Letters: The Undead Novel

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:59pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of Kate Atkinson’s “A God in Ruins,” David K. Shipler’s “Freedom of Speech” and more.


Edna O’Brien: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:59am
The author, most recently, of “The Love Object” says Joyce staked his claim on Dublin, and it was left to Yeats, J. M. Synge and Beckett “to give us the landscape of the country in all its beauty, savagery, ghostliness and loneliness.”

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