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Book News: What Are The World's Best New Novels? Libraries Weigh In

NPR Books - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:00am

Also: Aleksandar Hemon and Teju Cole in conversation; Mary Cheever has died; Ian McEwan's new book.

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Glossy As Film, This Handbook Was Made For The Multiplex

NPR Books - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:03am

John Lago is a killer intern — and, as it turns out, an actual killer. In The Intern's Handbook, Shane Kuhn tells his story in a fashion fit for a summer blockbuster, both for better and for worse.

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Upper Colo. deemed 2nd most endangered river

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 11:21am
For a second year, the Upper Colorado made it on American River’s list of most endangered rivers. The environmental advocacy group ranked the river and its tributaries at the No. 2 spot, meaning it at least dropped a notch compared to last year. The Upper Colorado’s primary threat is new transmountain diversions as the state’s metro population continues to grow. “Having tapped the headwaters of the Colorado mainstem, some Front Range water interests are currently considering diversions from rivers farther away, like the Yampa and Gunnison rivers — rivers not yet impaired by transmountain diversions,” the American Rivers report said. …

Embracing Atheism After A Wild Journey To Find God

NPR Books - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:52am

Author Barbara Ehrenreich is known for her work on poverty and other social issues. But her latest book, Living with a Wild God, reveals how she became an atheist.

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The New Age: Leaving Behind Everything, Or Nothing At All

NPR Books - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:21am

Older generations might have left behind physical letters, photographs and journals. But much of that is digital now. Saving and organizing it all is a new challenge for librarians and writers alike.

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Kima Jones, On Black Bodies And Being A Black Woman Who Writes

NPR Books - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 7:20am

In her poetry, Kima Jones explores racial and sexual identity in the modern world — and the future. Nostalgic and assertive, her work revolves around a recurrent protagonist: the person of color.

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Book News: Archie Comics Is Going To Kill Off Archie

NPR Books - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:16am

Also: Artist Damien Hirst will write an autobiography; Gabriel Garcia Marquez has left the Mexico hospital where he was being treated for a lung infection.

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'Astonish Me' Is An Artful, Elegant Dance

NPR Books - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:03am

Maggie Shipstead's latest is named after Sergei Diaghilev's famous admonition to his dancers. Reviewer Annalisa Quinn says that, while not astonishing, it's a "lemon tart of a book, lovely and neat."

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Winter Park election results: Kutrumbos sweeps, Riemenschneider unseated

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:45pm
According to information reported by Winter Park Town Clerk Katie Buss, town trustee election results are as follows: Nick Kutrumbos – 95 Votes Charles (Chuck) Banks – 64 Votes Barbara Atwater – 58 Votes Michael Periolat – 57 Votes Katie Riemenschneider – 56 Votes Peggy Woods – 39 Votes Kutrumbos, Banks and Atwater will serve a four-year term, while Periolat will serve a two-year term. Falling short by just one vote, trustee Riemenschneider was unseated. …

Letter: Economics should not be a partisan issue

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm
To the Editor: A long lifetime of being a political observer taught me that most voters are woefully ignorant of the principles of economics, as I was most of that time. It is lamentable that it isn’t required in high school, because economics is the very foundation of America. Economics should not be a partisan issue, but ignorance of it creates most political division. A recent example is the mention that local Democrats favor increasing the minimum wage under the assumption that it would be good for most wage earners. Regrettably, the real effect of a higher minimum wage will …

Letter: South Service Water users weighted with unfair share

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm
To the Editor: I want to commend the Sky-HI News and reporter Leia Larson for continued focus on the proposed water treatment plant for Granby South Side Users. In Friday’s article it states that Granby Ranch pays its “fair share” for snowmaking, which is $25,000 per year for 20 percent of the district’s annual water consumption. The Authority’s 1,700 individual taps use 300 gallons per minute (gpm) in the summer and 150 gpm in the winter. Snowmaking for a few months in the winter increases the demand to 1,000 gpm. The new water plant is planned for 1,500 gpm. The …

Letter: Deep-seated cause of voter apathy is disenfranchisement

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm
To the Editor: I read your March 21 editorial regarding transparency in government and its relationship to voter apathy. I thought your points were well made. But I think the more deep-seated cause of voter apathy among the majority of the county’s population is that they are disenfranchised from the voting system. According to the Grand County Clerk’s office, approximately 80 percent of the property owners in Grand County are second homeowners. This population pays the same taxes as any other county resident but, if their primary residence is outside of Grand County, they are not allowed to vote in …

CML honors longtime town leaders

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm
The Colorado Municipal League recently acknowledged municipal leaders in this state for their long history of public service. Among the nine recognized statewide for serving more than 15 years of service were three from Grand County: Tom Weydert and Jim Peterson, who are stepping down from the Grand Lake town board; and Vince Turner, retiring from the Winter Park town council. Tom Weydert Tom Weydert has served on the Grand Lake town board for 22 years and is presently the Grand County Assessor. Weydert admits that he will miss being an active member of the council, but he plans to …

Restaurateur to cultivate Winter Park farmers market

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm
WINTER PARK — A new farmers market is coming to the county, far more ambitious than the veggie-vending operations in the past. Restaurateur and chef Donnie McBath is spearheading the project, and his goal is to feature between 60 to 80 vendors by the end of the summer. “I want to push this thing as much as possible and have one of the largest mountain town farmers markets,” he said. “You just have to think outside the box a little bit, and I’ve always been one to think outside the box.” McBath has already managed to prove his ambition and …

CodeRed test for Grand County cell phones rings April 15

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm
Grand County will be conducting a CodeRed Emergency Test at 10 a.m. on April 15. Grand County Office of Emergency Management has utilized the services of Emergency Communications Network, or CodeRED emergency notification system, for the past five years. The CodeRED system provides Grand County officials the ability to quickly deliver cellular messages to targeted areas or the entire county of Grand. The Grand County Office of Emergency utilizes this as a tool to keep the public informed of an emergency that may affect their safety. Residents and visitors who have registered in the CodeRed system will receive a call …

Grand Lake holds community engagement meeting April 17

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:57pm
Grand Lake will hold a Community Engagement meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, in the Grand Lake Community House at 1025 Grand Avenue. The town’s community engagement committees, which include Branding, Marketing, Design, Economic Development, Funding, Steering and the Grand Lake Creatives, will provide updates on progress over the past quarter. Brief presentations will also be provided by Grand Lake’s Town Manager, David Hook, and the Executive Director of the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce, Samantha Miller. The various committees were formed early last year during the Downtown Assessment conducted by Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI). The committees have …

In This 'Almanac,' Fiction Makes The Best Time Machine

NPR Books - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:59pm

The new Time Traveler's Almanac is a vast collection of chronological chronicles. Co-editor Ann VanderMeer says she was surprised to find that most time travelers just want to fix their love lives.

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A timeline of the Grand County building department scandal

Local News - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:53pm
Oct. 7, 2013 — County commissioners began planning the 2014 budget, which lead to the discovery of missing funds in the building department. According to meeting minutes, Commissioner Gary Bumgarner questioned the year-to-date revenue of $14,000 for building permit fees. Chief building official and department head Scott Penson said revenue shown was low, and he believed that it was around $50,000. County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran told commissioners that one of the building officials trades off and works in the maintenance department. County officials later told the Sky-Hi they initially thought the missing funds were a computer glitch. Interactive Timeline …

Coming Out In Basketball: How Brittney Griner Found 'A Place Of Peace'

NPR Books - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:45pm

At 23, Griner is one of the best female basketball players in the world — and now she's also an author. In a new memoir, she discusses being bullied as a kid and coming out as a lesbian in college.

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A Nonbeliever Tries To Make Sense Of The Visions She Had As A Teen

NPR Books - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:37am

Barbara Ehrenreich — a rationalist, atheist and scientist by training — has written a new memoir called Living With a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything.

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