Six years after China hosted the Olympic Games in 2008, a surge of children entering elementary school in Beijing is putting pressure on the system, but the state has enough places for them, an official said.
Pasque flowers blooming on the lower slopes of Ptarmigan Mountain in Silverthorne are often the first sign of spring in the Colorado high country, blooming before the snow melts off the surrounding peaks.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I’ve been slacking off the calendar selection pictures, but I’m still looking for reader help to decide which photos should be be part of the 2012 Summit Voice calendar, Here are the April choices. Please vote for your favorite in the poll at the end of the post, and let us know why you think it should be included as the monthly calendar image in the comment box. All photos taken in Summit County, Colorado by Bob Berwyn.
Even a roadside drainage pond along I-70 can show great beauty after an April snowstorm.
Enjoying some April Pali powder at Arapahoe Basin.
April Silhouette in the Lower Blue Valley north of Silverthorne.
Willow buds on a rainy April morning in Frisco, Colorado. Find the hidden bug.
On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass.
Kristin Russell is leaving her post as executive director of the Governor's Office of Information Technology next month to join Deloitte Consulting, Gov. John Hickenlooper's office announced this week.
A Colorado legislative committee on Tuesday approved a cautious plan for spending marijuana tax revenue in the next fiscal year — coming more than $20 million below what Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested.