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Trail Ridge Road closes

Local News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:45am
Trail Ridge Road, U.S. Highway 34, traveling through Rocky Mountain National Park from Estes Park to Grand Lake is currently closed. The road closed Sunday evening Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. due to inclement weather including blowing snow, very low temperatures and low visibility. Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) Public Information Officer Kyle Patterson said, “We are cautiously optimistic that this is not the season ender. The upcoming forecast looks pretty good.” Patterson said the National Park Service (NPS) hopes to reopen the road in the coming days, if only briefly, before it closes down for the winter. The NPS …

Kremmling man disappears at Sports Authority Field

Local News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:13am
The disappearance of a Kremmling man at Sports Authority Field during last week’s Broncos game has raised many questions and left few answers. Colorado 9News reported Sunday that Paul Kitterman, 53, of Kremmling disappeared Thursday, Oct. 23, while attending the Denver Broncos versus San Diego Chargers football game. Kitterman was attending the game with his son Jarod and two other friends. Kitterman left his seat at halftime and never returned. He rode to the game with friends and did not have his own vehicle. Kitterman’s friend Tia Bakke rode to the game with the missing man. Bakke and her boyfriend …

Book News: 2 Popular Books May Be Coming To TV

NPR Books - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:25am

Ann Leckie's sci-fi epic Ancillary Justice and Karen Russell's St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves have been optioned for TV. Meanwhile, a long-lost Malcolm Lowry novel sees publication.

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Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:00am
Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.

'Slow Regard' Is A Riddle, Wrapped In A Mystery, Living In An Underground Tunnel

NPR Books - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:03am

Patrick Rothfuss' new novella is a dreamy flight of fantasy that follows a secondary character in his vast Kingkiller Chronicle: Auri, a quiet young woman living in a sprawling, secret tunnel network.

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The Battle For Dreamland, Revisited In 'Nemo'

NPR Books - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:03am

A lavishly produced new tribute to Winsor McCay's Little Nemo comics gathers dozens of today's artists to revisit Slumberland. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says the book is beautiful but unchallenging.

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Book Review: 'Nora Webster' by Colm Toibin

NPR Books - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:22pm

Alan Cheuse reviews a new novel by Colm Toibin, Nora Webster.

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75 Years Of 'Colossal Poets' And Live Literature At NYC's 92nd Street Y

NPR Books - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:22pm

Writer Cynthia Ozick attended readings at the Y in the 1950s. "You saw these icons standing in a blaze of brilliant spotlight," she says, "and you felt that you were at the crux of all civilization."

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The Man Behind Wonder Woman Was Inspired By Both Suffragists And Centerfolds

NPR Books - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:28pm

Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston, had a secret life: He had a wife and a mistress and fathered children with both of them. Jill Lepore explains in The Secret History of Wonder Woman.

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Forest Service slash burning continues near Tabernash

Local News - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:25pm
TABERNASH – The U.S. Forest Service is continuing to burn small slash piles today, Oct. 27, along Forest Service Road 129 near Meadow Creek Reservoir. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. …

Book News: Happy 100th Birthday, Dylan Thomas

NPR Books - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:01am

Born on Oct. 27, 1914, the Welsh poet died at 39. But his writing lives on, in his readers' memory and in the performances marking his birth today. Also: a forecast of books to come.

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Watch This: Crime Writer James Ellroy Recommends — What Else? — Noir Films

NPR Books - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:36am

The author of L.A. Confidential discusses his favorite flicks, including a 1963 Akira Kurosawa film he says may be the greatest crime movie he's ever seen.

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LeVar Burton Reads 'Go The [Expletive] To Sleep'

NPR Books - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:09pm

To any over-exhausted parents who suspect they're hallucinating, we assure you: Former Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton gave a reading of the 2011 best-seller this weekend.

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After The Blackwater Convictions, A Book On Iraq's Nightmarish Reality

NPR Books - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:01pm

Four former Blackwater guards were found guilty last week in connection with a fatal shooting in 2007. Author Brian Castner recommends a book on the toll violence has taken on Iraq.

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Weekend prep roundup: WG’s Scholl wins state cross country title

Local News - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:01pm
Cross Country West Grand’s Tabor Scholl won the 2A girls state cross country championship on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs. Scholl finished in a time of 19:59.7. Middle Park’s Mark Simmons finished in 105th place out of 255 runners in the 3A boys race. Football West Grand lost their final regular season game to undefeated Vail Christian 54-6 on Friday evening, Oct. 24, in Kremmling. West Grand finishes 3-5 in the league and 4-5 overall. Middle Park picked up their second win in a row with a 57-6 win over Jefferson on Saturday afternoon, …

The Freaky, Fabulous, Feminist 'Secret History' Of Wonder Woman

NPR Books - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:18am

Jill Lepore's new book about Wonder Woman reveals the unconventional life of her creator, William Moulton Marston, who invented the lie detector, championed feminism, and lived with two women at once.

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The Serious History Of Hocus Pocus In 'Penguin Book Of Witches'

NPR Books - Sun, 10/26/2014 - 3:17am

In Colonial America, a witch was not a Halloween costume, but a criminal. NPR's Rachel Martin revisits this moment in history with Katherine Howe, editor of the new Penguin Book of Witches.

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Cartoonist Looks Back On Career Built On Unnerving Visions

NPR Books - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 3:05pm

As a young man, Jim Woodring was looking for a sign — and he found it in a huge, green hallucinated amphibian. His new book of old drawings, Jim, includes many works inspired by such "apparitions."

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'Beautiful You' Makes Sex And Death Boring

NPR Books - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 8:03am

Chuck Palahniuk aims for piquant social satire in his new novel, but reviewer (and longtime fan) Jason Sheehan finds his fandom severely dented by lazy characterizations and lack of actual satire.

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Novelist Nuruddin Farah: Facing A Blank Page Is 'Bravest Thing' A Writer Does

NPR Books - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 5:50am

Farah's latest is called Hiding in Plain Sight. It's the story of Bella, a Somali photographer living in Rome who gets drawn into the lives of her niece and nephew after her half-brother is killed.

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