FRISCO — Sometimes we really do save the best for the last, and in the case of the December gallery, it’s true. No matter that it was a low-snow year, the final month of 2011 ended up being stellar for photography. Instead of big powder dumps, local water ways formed unique ice formations, and the ice sailors had one of their best seasons in years. Please vote in the poll to determine the December image for the 2013 Summit Voice calendar and contact me directly if you’d like to purchase any of the images as prints or gift cards, or visit our online Imagekind gallery.
SUMMIT COUNTY — A local story zoomed to the top of the most-viewed list last week, thanks to tons of social media love via Facebook, Twitter and re-posting in the search and rescue community. Thanks, all! A preview story on the lunar eclipse last weekend and the subsequent photo essay on the eclipse were ranked second and third, with another global warming story right behind that. Matt Krane’s riff on an informative avalanche talk also picked up some traffic, and we rounded out the list with some marine science and weather stories. Click, read and share via your own social media network.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside.
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, the plane's owner and a French government official said.
Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.