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Grand County Real Estate Transactions, Jan. 18-24, 2015

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:09pm
Grand County transactions Jan. 18-24 Zephyr Mountain Lodge Condo Bldg 1 & 2, Unit 2318 – Bhatia Family Revocable Trust to Sean Walsh, $192,000 Sundance West, 2nd Amend Plat Lot 6, Block 1 – Justin and Tracy Clement to Barbara Barrow, $382,500 Timber Run Condo Unit 5, Bldg 9 – Amicorum Sandra LTD to Richelle and Jeffrey Amundson, $265,000 Snowblaze Bldg C, Condo Unit 11 – Michael Shore to Frederick and Nancy Renken, $206,000 East Mountain Filing 1, Lot 60 – Rendezvous Colorado LLC to Peter Nelson and Margaret Smith, $190,000 Ponderosa at Timber Run Condominium Unit P2 – Bank …

A Conversation With ... County Commissioner Kristen Manguso

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:02pm
What are some of your strengths and experiences that you think will aid you in your job as county commissioner? My desire to strengthen the internal county relationships, as well as with the public, our municipalities as well as county employees, including the other elected officials. I strive to have very respectful, open, honest communication with everyone regarding ideas and thoughts on how to make positive changes in our county. I believe that my past experience as a county employee as well as planning director gives me unique insight into the inner workings of our county government. What do you …

Letter: Is this a great county or what?

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:41am
To the Editor: I very much appreciate the entertainment our county attorney and the county manager give me. I was thrilled with the depth of Mr. DiCola’s statement that, perhaps there should be some checks and balances to prevent the possibility of double dipping in expense reimbursement. This as we were treated to the tip top management practices that stopped the 12 year Building Department scandal. And let’s not forget that the public has been assured that most of the money taken from the Building Department scandal will be recovered. How is that going for us? With Commissioner Newberry’s, Mr. …

Letter: Apparently it’s OK to insult some faiths

Local News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 10:33am
To the Editor: I just read Felicia Muftic’s column online at www.skyhidailynews.com regarding the terrorist actions in France regarding Charlie Hebdo. My first reaction is what universe do Ms. Muftic and liberals live in? She states, “One cannot make fun of faith” and “our politcial leaders get it right…” I assume that includes insulting those of faith since that is the title of her article. Huh? Have I missed something? Have I been in a coma for the last few decades? Maybe she and her left-leaning friends need to look around – right here in the United States. There are …

Bookends: Is Being a Writer a Job or a Calling?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:00am
Benjamin Moser and Dana Stevens discuss whether being a writer is just a job or a loftier ambition.






'Mr. Mac' Paints Flowers In A Darkening World

NPR Books - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:03am

Esther Freud's new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book has both technical prowess and grace.

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ArtsBeat: Strong Sales for ‘Hedwig’ on Broadway

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:19pm
John Cameron Mitchell returned to the role he created in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” sparking strong sales. “Honeymoon in Vegas” saw modest sales after strong reviews.

'Ghettoside' Explores Why Murders Are Invisible In Los Angeles

NPR Books - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:14am

In her new book, journalist Jill Leovy studies the epidemic of unsolved murders in African-American neighborhoods and the relationships between police and victims' relatives, witnesses and suspects.

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These 13 'Almost Famous Women' Stirred Up Trouble, Or Trouble Found Them

NPR Books - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:14am

Megan Mayhew Bergman's stories about historical women are littered with bad-girl paraphernalia, like smashed-up motorcycles and morphine needles. In this collection, their lives are richly imagined.

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Pilot survives plane crash near Rabbit Ears Pass

Local News - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:25am
The pilot who crashed his single-engine airplane near Rabbit Ears Pass on Sunday survived by calling his family and 9-1-1 shortly after the crash, starting a fire and waiting for rescuers, who arrived at the remote scene less than four hours after the accident. The crash occurred just after 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, approximately 6 miles south-southwest of Rabbit Ears Pass just over the Grand County line in Routt County, said Grand County Search and Rescue public information officer Greg Foley. Eleven members of GCSAR, an equal number from Routt County Search and Rescue and members of Grand County …
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