A female broad-tailed hummingbird perches on a pine branch near Meadow Creek in Frisco.
FRISCO — June was a brutal month in some parts of Colorado, with wildfires blazing on the Front Range and the realization that the state was going into the worst drought since 2002. But in the high country, it’s always one of the driest months of the year, and summer-like temperatures made for pleasant days, though local officials were on razor’s edge over the potential for a serious wildfire. All eyes were on the weather maps in hopes of an early monsoon, while trees and plants started to dry out, or in some cases, never really green up. But summer is summer, life goes on and nature is resilient.
A marsh marigold blooms at Pass Lake in a spot that usually still covered with several feet of snow in mid-June.
June winds are reliable for sailing on Dillon Reservoir.
June brought some exquisite sunsets over Dillon Reservoir.
Summer kayaking on Dillon Reservoir.
Sunset over Silverthorne from Tenderfoot Mountain.
A Denver grand jury ruled Wednesday that Secretary of State Scott Gessler did not violate the law when he used his office's discretionary fund to pay about $1,300 to attend the Republican National Lawyers Association meeting in Sarasota in August.