A January sunset lights up the sky over the Continental Divide.
FRISCO —The votes are in, and as everybody knows, Barack Obama earned a second term in office in an election that wasn’t quite as close as the media wanted it to be. When Ohio was called for Obama by mid-evening, it was all but over for the Republicans.
The voting for the 2013 Summit Voice calendar was much closer; in some cases, the winning monthly image was determined by just one vote. It was interesting for me to compare my own choices with the reader votes. I picked the winning picture about half the time. In the rest of the choices I was pretty far off. In any case, here are the pics. The calendar will be available at our RedBubble gallery shortly. Continue reading →
A November wave cloud hangs low over the Continental Divide.
FRISCO — Winding down to the last couple of months of calendar polls, I was curious to see what I’d find in the November archive. It wasn’t a big snow month, so I wasn’t expecting to see many wintry shots. What I did find were some nice ice abstracts and a few other images that represent that late autumn feeling that the world is gradually freezing up. Please vote in the poll and help us choose the November image for the 2013 Summit Voice calendar.
SUMMIT COUNTY — March is usually the snowiest month of the year in the high country, but this year, spring took hold early and never really let winter make a return. By the end of the month, green grass was showing in places that usually are still covered with several feet of snow, hinting at the long, dry summer ahead. For once, Summit County residents couldn’t complain about how long the winter is. Instead, some of us complained about the lack of powder skiing, while others just took it in stride as part of the cycle of mountain weather and enjoyed the abundant and unusual late winter warmth. Vote in the poll and help choose the March photo for the 2013 Summit Voice Calendar. Here’s January and February. Continue reading →
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Planeloads of aid material, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.
Eight Colorado climbers, including a man who co-authored a book about a fatal mountain-climbing accident, were on Mount Everest when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,800 people in Nepal and Asia and triggered an avalanche on Everest that swept away a critical climbing route over a glacier.
George Brauchler rose to his feet as if standing for inspection. For months, the district attorney in Arapahoe County had been preparing for the moment when he would announce whether he was seeking the death penalty for the Aurora movie theater shooting. Even before he took office, people asked him what he would do.
Colorado schools could face financial or other consequences after the U.S. Department of Education rejected the state's request for a waiver to federal education law so it could give a break to districts with large numbers of students opting out of state tests.