- Leigh Cravin, “The Probate of the Estates of Joe D. Hunter and A.C. Miller: What Every American Should Know About Powers of Attorney, Wills and Trusts, Conservator and Guardianship, Representing Themselves in Probate Court, and Probating a Will,” Tree City Press (treecitypress.com), 274 pages, $30.
Available from the publisher and by mailorder at Tree City Press, P.O. Box 507, Colorado Springs 80901 . . . Synopsis by the publisher: Each of the book’s 32 chapters offers real-life examples of what happens in probate and shows you step-by-step how each of the Hunter and Miller estates were probated, including all pleadings and major trial proceedings. It itemizes in detail the legal and other fiduciary fees charged against these estates. This books tells everyone what they should know about “final matters,” including advance directives, powers of attorney, wills, trusts and the probate system, including alternatives to avoid the sometimes very costly, public and burdensome probate process. - Ruth Kolarik (lead writer), “Architecture as Teacher: Packard Hall at Colorado College,” published by The Colorado College Studies, 56 pages, $15.95. Available at the Colorado College Bookstore, lower level of Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., or at Colorado college.edu/bookstore . . . Celebrating Colorado College’s Packard Hall, home of the college’s art and music programs, the book states that campus architecture reflects an institution’s values. “We believe that the case can be made that good architecture improves the academic program and the overall teaching/learning experience,” says Elaine Freed, editor of the book. “Architecture as Teacher” is comprised of a series of essays and interspersed with interior and exterior photos of the building, which was designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and dedicated in 1976. The book also pays homage to the 10,000-squarefoot Packard Hall addition and the building’s outdoor courtyard.