Posted on September 20, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Roadside. Lower Blue Valley, Colorado.
FRISCO — I made a pre-dawn start to try and set up in a good position to watch sunrise light up the Gore Range, then made a few roadside stops heading back toward Frisco. Today will be a very, very good day to check some fall colors in Colorado. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, but if you’re a shutterbug, all the better — storm clouds and shadows will only add depth and texture to your images. Check out my Instagram feed for daily photo updates, and if you would like to purchase fine art prints or greeting cards, visit our online gallery. Continue reading
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Posted on September 18, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
FRISCO — As if knowing that there are a couple of drab months ahead, Colorado’s aspen trees burst into full color this week in a magical transformation that never fails to amaze. In some cases, entire hillsides change over in just a day or two; in other areas, the shift takes a little longer, but the end result is the same. And with relatively calm and sunny weather forecast for the next few days, the show should continue, at least until a big windstorm or the first real snowfall of autumn (at valley elevations) starts to sweep the leaves off the trees. Continue reading
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Posted on September 14, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Tis the season … for fall colors!
Fall colors unfolding along the Tenderfoot Trail in Dillon, Colorado.
FRISCO — One of the things I like best about autumn photography is the strong contrasts in light. That may not always be the best situation for capturing all the nuances in a scene, but it does help create drama and tension, some of the key ingredients to a captivating image. Don’t wait for the “peak” of the fall color season. Start your hunt now, because a sudden freeze after a hard rainstorm could put an end to the display. Follow our Instagram feed for daily updates and browse our selection of fine art prints and greeting cards at our online gallery. Continue reading
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Posted on September 13, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Can ya feel it?
FRISCO — Right on time, Mother Nature is changing wardrobe, from the bright greens of summer to the even more dazzling array of golds, reds and yellows that mark the transition of seasons in the High Country. Even the light takes on a different quality as the sun’s rays have to make it through a thicker slice of the Earth’s atmosphere. This year’s aspen show looks to peak around late September and early October, but some areas are already changing fast in the high country. Don’t miss the show! Continue reading
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Posted on September 9, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Dear Summit Voice Readers,
We’re so grateful to the Sunshine Cafe for offering to host what is going to be a fun and unique chance to enjoy a good meal and learn about global warming in the Rocky Mountains this week.
For one night only Sept. 12), the Sunshine Cafe (once again crowned as Summit County’s favorite breakfast spot, will open at 6 p.m. for a fundraising dinner. Tickets are just $50 per person, and there will also be a silent auction with some Rocky Mountain photography and a few other quirky items.
Proceeds from the dinner will benefit local environmental journalism by Summit Voice, and we’ll take input on story ideas at the dinner. We’ll also give a short presentation from our Rocky Mountain Climate Ranger Project, a series of road trips aimed at learning how climate change is affecting our beloved mountains.
If you are a Summit County or Colorado reader, please consider attending the dinner to show your support for Summit County environmental journalism. You can buy tickets at the PayPal link below, or contact Bob Berwyn via email or at 970-331-5996.
Support independent journalism.
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Posted on September 7, 2014 by Bob Berwyn
Missing chunk of sauropod leg bone spurs investigation
A vandalized dinosaur fossil has spurred a National Park Service investigation.
FRISCO — Dinosaur National Monument rangers are trying to track down information related to recent fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail. A tour leader first reported the damage to the large fossilized sauropod leg bone Sept. 2.
Rangers are requesting that anyone with information on the fossil damage to contact the monument at (435) 781-7715. A $750 reward will be provided for information that leads to a conviction. Continue reading
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