The official, a district Communist Party secretary in the Henan Province city of Xinyang, has been criticized nationally after praising demolition crews carrying out one of the most controversial policies in China.
Mallika Sarabhai, an Indian classical dancer, has organized a festival to pay tribute to river residents forced to leave their homes for the sake of development in Ahmedabad, in the western state of Gujarat.
Buffalo Mountain silhouette against a fiery sunset.
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — I was gone for a large part of July, but did catch a few good sunsets along the shores of Dillon Reservoir before the water receded too far. The monsoon moisture that started building early in the month helped color the sky with clouds, and in mid-summer, the light lingers late, so there’s no rush to shoot. In July, sunset photography becomes a leisurely post-dinner activity, the best time of the day to linger in a scenic spot. Vote in the poll for your favorite July picture, with the winner to be featured in the 2013 Summit Voice calendar.
Lightning over the Continental Divide. This was on the night before we left on a three-week Europe family trip. When the sky started rumbling, I left my packing (which only takes about 20 minutes, anyway) and rushed down to Heaton Bay in hopes of getting a lighting shot.
A faint rainbow arcs over Dillon Reservoir, a hopeful sign for the monsoon rains that followed to help ease the fire danger at the height of summer.
Moisture started building early in the month. Even before it rained, heavy dew helped moisten the grasses near Straight Creek, in Dillon, Colorado.
Monsoon clouds build over the Continental Divide.
Fireweed on the Frisco Peninsula.
Sky on fire.
A blazing July sunset.
A glowing sky outlines Grays and Torreys, along the Continental Divide.
The Colorado State Claims Board will recommend that the legislature award more than $1 million to five additional victims of the Lower North Fork fire, bringing the total for 26 victims to about $12.5 million.
Three Front Range municipalities that for the past six years have pumped $6.7 million into the yet-to-be constructed Jefferson Parkway recently made it clear they want to see their money back — eventually.
Gov. John Hickenlooper sold voters in 2012 a plan he said would modernize and streamline hiring and management of state workers. But 16 months later, additional at-will workers hired and moved under the constitutional change and other state provisions are costing taxpayers millions of dollars, a Denver Post analysis of state employment databases found.
Denver is one of the few metro areas in the country that added construction jobs last year, thanks in part to the redo of Denver Union Station and the 122-mile FasTracks mass-transit project, transportation and construction officials said Tuesday.