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Volunteers sought for Ski Down For Cancer at Winter Park

Local News - 6 hours 14 min ago
The American Cancer Society is looking for individuals interested in helping out on the day of the Ski Down For Cancer event.We will need volunteers anytime from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, to help with set up, sign in at lifts, silent auction, and take down. Time commitment is flexible and can be made to fit your availability. All ages and skill levels are welcome.Please feel free to either email or call 720 524 5480 for more information. The Thomas James Veit Ski Down for Cancer is coming to Winter Park Resort for its fifth …

'Don't Be Afraid Of The Bullets' A Memoir Of Reporting In Yemen

NPR Books - 6 hours 18 min ago

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don't Be Afraid of the Bullets.

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Late night at ‘The Spot’

Local News - 6 hours 46 min ago
Daytime traffic on US Highway 40 may not notice a small white trailer adorned with a Colorado flag logo parked near the Winter Park Post Office. But at 10 p.m. “The Spot,” Winter Park’s only late-night food trailer, illuminates its “Open” sign and starts serving. By 1 a.m. it is buzzing with activity, warmth and camaraderie. The hungry crew who huddle beneath a heat lamp near the trailer is a mish-mash of locals who work late, touring band members just finishing a set, and tourists in town for the weekend. They all have one thing in common — an appetite …

Ranch Creek Spa now offers free classes

Local News - 6 hours 54 min ago
A day at the spa brings to mind thoughts of relaxation, calm, and well-being. It may not bring to mind thoughts of learning something new, but the Ranch Creek Spa at Devil’s Thumb Ranch is out change that.The world-class 18,000-foot spa at the resort ranch in Tabernash is offering a new “Enrichment Series” of health and lifestyle workshops this spring. The series is designed to help participants incorporate those feelings of calm and well-being they get from a visit to the spa into their everyday lives. The goal is to learn tools to live a more balanced, healthy, and enriched …

Muftic: Semantic war on Obama misses target

Local News - 7 hours 18 min ago
The U.S. is embroiled in a domestic and foreign semantics war. President Obama explained why he uses certain words of “violent extremists” to describe ISIS in remarks at a White House conference Feb. 18.He unleashed a firestorm from domestic political opponents who pounced on the president for not using “Islamic” as part of his ISIS tag. He was “adrift in denial” per Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan. Others questioned his love of country because of his “different” background all because he did not use the same words they did.It is not President Obama that is in denial. Those in …

Hamilton — Arnaud de Borchgrave: 1926-2015

Local News - 7 hours 18 min ago
Last week, Arnaud de Borchgrave, one of the world’s greatest foreign correspondents and newspaper editors, went to his eternal rest. However, rest will not come naturally to the hyper-active Arnaud de Borchgrave who rarely slept more than four hours each night.Shortly after de Borchgrave set up the headquarters for The Washington Times, my wife and I were among a group of journalists invited for a tour. (Penny was working as a stringer for Voice of America. I was editing a newspaper and also working, on assignment, for USA Today.) Explaining that Cold War news gathering was almost a full-time job, …

DeVos: Don’t cross the universe

Local News - 7 hours 18 min ago
Both fans occasionally comment that a column would have been nicer if I hadn’t droned on endlessly about things no one cares about. So, in a vivid display of my paucity of inspiration, I decided to thank the Federal Aviation Administration for preventing an invasion by monsters from outer space disguised as Amazon delivery drones.The FAA ruled last week that operators of commercial drones have to be certified and they can fly only during daylight. The FAA also dashed Amazon’s goal of instant gratification by demanding that the operator must be able to keep the drone in sight, a rule …

Granby, Grand Lake tax receipts show growth

Local News - 7 hours 18 min ago
Last year was a banner year for communities in Grand County.With the state economy showing strong signs of life, the tourism economy in Grand County experienced a similar uptick in revenues. Sales tax receipts were up in both Granby and Grand Lake in nearly every category. The increase in sales tax receipts in 2014 is an ongoing trend for the past several years for both communities.The Town of Granby took in $2,210,223 in sales tax in 2014; up from $2,160,048 the town received in 2013. The 2014 figure represents the most the town has ever collected in annual sales tax …

Brigid Irish arraignment set for Feb. 27

Local News - 7 hours 18 min ago
Brigid Irish will be back in District Court today, Feb. 27, for an arraignment.Irish will appear before District Judge Mary Hoak. Irish stands accused of misappropriating more than half a million dollars in Grand County Building Department funds.Her last court appearance was in early January when Irish and her legal counsel, William Frankfurt of the Frankfurt Law Offices in Denver, appeared in District Court for the first time, also for an arraignment. During that court appearance Frankfurt requested a continuance on the case.An undisclosed plea agreement has been offered to Irish by the district attorney’s (DA) office. The agreement will …

Fraser board extends plat deadlines for The Village at Grand Park

Local News - 7 hours 18 min ago
The Fraser Board of Trustees has elected to extend the deadline for the execution of all plat documents related to The Village at Grand Park – Filing 2.The town voted unanimously to approve the extension as well as extend its prior approval of three final plat documents in the filing at its Feb. 18 board meeting.The extension gives Grand Park until Feb. 18, 2020, to execute all plat documents related to the filingThe town board first approved the final plat phasing plan for The Village at Grand Park – Filing 2 on June, 4, 2008, under the condition that any …

From Naked Mole Rats To Dog Testicles: A Writer Explores The Longevity Quest

NPR Books - 8 hours 33 min ago

"Nature knows how to let animals live a very long time," says Bill Gifford, whose latest book is Spring Chicken, a look at the history of anti-aging schemes and current ways people try to live longer.

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Rau: Did the dance or the snow come first?

Local News - 8 hours 54 min ago
Ah, the Snow dances are working. I love it when it’s a couple inches at a time – my back suffers much less from snow shoveling! But the storm track has definitely switched back in our favor, or should I say Denver’s favor. And Denver doesn’t even want the snow like we want it. They don’t know what to do with it. But we do. We go outside and love it. Our roads are also slick but locals are able to handle it better. I know our road departments are much better dealing with it. I’d rather drive Berthoud Pass …

‘Pretty Faces’ set for screening in Fraser

Local News - 9 hours 58 min ago
A new ski film is queued up for a one-time benefit showing at the Foundry Theater in Fraser at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled.Pretty Faces is a film celebrating women who thrive in the snow. The concept for the film was originated by professional big mountain skier and SheJumps co-founder, Lynsey Dyer with the objective of giving women and girls, young and old, a source of inspiration through a unique look at what is possible when boundaries are broken, dreams captured and friendships cultivated.In Lynsey’s words, …

Italian chef to visit Volario’s March 5-7

Local News - 10 hours 14 min ago
Volario’s in Winter Park will be hosting a visiting chef from Italy on March 5, 6 and 7. In addition to its regular menu, the restaurant’s regular chefs and the visiting chef will work together on several entree additions, for even more of an authentic taste of Italy.Chef Salvatore Acampora is from the Amalfi Coast of Italy. He attended the Culinary School of Sorrento and is the Sous Chef at Hotel Luna Convento.He will be joining Executive Chef Evan Treadwell and Sous Chef Andrew Aghajanian to create an unforgettable experience for Winter Park.Reservations will go quickly. Make yours now by …

The DBC plays Winter Park Pub on Feb. 27

Local News - 10 hours 22 min ago
Danny Bastos has rounded up an amazing cast of local Colorado musicians who perform regularly throughout Colorado as The DBC.The DBC recorded, produced, mixed, mastered and released their self-titled EP The DBC last summer. The DBC is an eclectic mix of original rock, jazz and world music best described as a modern-day Steely Dan that captivates audiences with their live performances filled with improvisation and musical spirit. The DBC is on a two week tour through Colorado and New Mexico. The band will be performing at Winter Park Pub on Friday, Feb. 27, in Winter Park. Their performance will feature …

ArtsBeat: Hey, the Hulk’s in Central Park! Marvel Comics Covers Highlight New York

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 11 hours 41 min ago
Marvel is celebrating the New York roots of its heroes in May with New York-themed covers on 15 series.

Fat biking on the Fraser Valley trails plan radar

Local News - 11 hours 58 min ago
There are an awful lot of options of things to do here. Sure you had to get out and track up some powder. I know I did. One of the hardest things to do is decide what activity to do next. Luckily on Wednesday that decision was made for me as I “had” to go out on a fat tire mountain bike ride. This ride was part of a photo and video shoot for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. The footage will be used for create some short clips to promote the segment of mountain biking known as fat …

Please Fill In This Form In Triplicate Before You Read 'Utopia Of Rules'

NPR Books - 12 hours 55 min ago

In The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber argues that we live in an "age of total bureaucratization." Reviewer Tomas Hachard says in places the book is almost as serpentine as modern bureaucracy.

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By the Book: Kim Gordon: By the Book

New York Times Sunday Book Review - 13 hours 11 min ago
The musician and author of the memoir “Girl in a Band” is a fan of Joan Didion: “How cool is it that Céline chose her for their new ad campaign? I want those sunglasses.”

It's All Charm and Wolves In 'The Turnip Princess'

NPR Books - 16 hours 8 min ago

Once upon a time, a historian went hunting for fairy tales. He found hundreds, but his collection was long thought lost. But now they've been found, and several are reprinted in The Turnip Princess.

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