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One Book Finale

2013′s One Book, One Mesa County finished with a flourish, thanks to the spirited presentation by author Peter Heller.  Heller addressed about 500 readers at the Avalon Theatre last Saturday night. Yes, he talked about writing The Dog Stars, …

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One Book Finale Author Visit

Hear author Peter Heller discuss his novel The Dog Stars at our One Book author event. Peter will speak at the Avalon Theatre on Saturday, March 9th. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm, and the doors open at 6:30. …

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The Literal Approach

Our last One Book program for 2013 is this Wednesday, March 6th at 6:00 pm. This panel discussion will focus on the literary aspects of our novel, The Dog Stars. Our final event will be Heller’s visit on …

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Pandemics and Super Flus

Could a lethal virus decimate humanity?  In The Dog Stars, what helped Hig and others survive in a harsh world without medical care, normal society or basic supplies?  Learn more from Jeff Kuhr, Public Health Director of the Mesa

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One Book Movie Sunday at the Avalon

Beth Emhoff returns home to Minneapolis after a trip to Hong Kong. She believes her symptoms to be those of jet lag, but she shortly mysteriously dies of an infection. Tragically, her son soon follows. Her husband, Mitch, soon learns …

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Hig's Comforts Next

What brings us familiarity, stability and comfort in a hard world?  In The Dog Stars, despite Hig’s grim world, he found solace and escape in the Rocky Mountains, fly fishing and his dedicated companion and copilot, his dog Jasper. 

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One Book Movie Series

An asteroid named “Matilda” will collide with earth, ending all of humanity, in three weeks time. This certain knowledge of course has immediate and devastating consequences on every aspect of living, relationships, and priorities. In Seeking a Friend for the …

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Flying High

Flying an airplane is challenging in the best of circumstances, and Hig’s world is hardly ideal for the basic necessities, let alone airplane maintenance. However, veteran A & P (airframe and powerplant) mechanic and pilot Dana Brewer (owner of Monument …

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Flying after the Apocalypse

Ever wonder what it would be like to operate and maintain an airplane in a post-apocalyptic Colorado landscape? Peter Heller has given us a glimpse into that possibility in The Dog Stars. Monday, February 11 at 6:00pm, local …

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