Posted on October 10, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Colorado lawmaker a longtime leader on energy policy
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — U.S. Senator Mark Udall has long been a passionate advocate for renewable energy. In recent months, he’s been one of the leaders in the fight to renew the wind energy production tax credit, which has been an effective mechanism to spur the growth of renewable power.
Next week, Udall will host a town hall Twitter chat to answer constituents’ questions about renewable energy and discuss the role it plays for our environmental, military and economic future.
Twitter uses can ask questions about renewable energy using the hashtag #AskUdall. On Oct. 16, @MarkUdall will answer the questions via Twitter. (more…)
Filed under: Colorado, energy, Environment, renewable energy | Tagged: Environment, renewable energy, renewable energy standard, Sen. Mark Udall, Twitter, wind power | 1 Comment »
Posted on September 14, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Looking out, looking in …
A glowing window in Ushuia, Argentina.
FRISCO — One of the reasons I enjoy the #FriFotos Twitter chat is that it encourages me to explore my extensive photo archive in new ways. This week, when founder @EpsteinTravels announced this week’s “windows” theme, I knew right away that I had plenty of images to use, but it made me think about why I sometimes snap shots of seemingly random windows.
Sometimes they offer a brief glimpse into another way of life; I remember walking past an open window in a Naples alley a few year ago, with a rich scent of tomato sauce wafting out and and the sound of a soccer game blaring on a TV or radio — a perfect Italian moment.
Windows also give certain scenes a frame of reference. One of my favorite shots is of a lone early morning swimmer in the Adriatic Sea. The shot would have been pretty in any case, but framing it with the window of our hotel room in Piran, Slovenia helps evoke the memory of the lovely days Leigh and I spent in the historic town.
Join the fun on Twitter by posting your favorite window pics and adding the #FriFotos hashtag — then sit back and and enjoy! (more…)
Filed under: Morning photo, photography, Travel | Tagged: #FriFotos, photography, Travel, Twitter, windows | Leave a Comment »
Posted on August 24, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
It takes all kinds …
Face-painting at the Oktoberfest in Frisco, Colorado.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I’m mostly a landscape and nature photographer, but like almost everyone, I’m intrigued by faces, especially interesting ones that tell a story, pretty faces and, of course, there’s nothing like a child’s smile to melt even the iciest of hearts.
So when @EpsteinTravels announced this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat theme, “faces,” I searched the archives for some of my favorite pictures of faces near and far. Each of the images evokes memories; some from trips to faraway lands and other from fun times right here at home in Frisco, Colorado. Join in the fun by posting your favorite face pics, tagging them with #FriFotos, then sit back and enjoy the show!
What can you read in this peanut vendor’s face, spotted at the All-Jamaica Jerk Festival at Three Dives in Negril’s West End?
Filed under: Colorado, Europe, Morning photo, photography, Summit County Colorado, Travel | Tagged: #FriFotos, Colorado, faces, Frisco Colorado, photography, portraits, Twitter | Leave a Comment »
Posted on June 23, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
In the midst of the High Park burned area at the Buckhorn communications site. Photo courtesy USFS/InciWeb.org.
Dry lightning forecast Sunday could spark new blazes in tinder-dry fuels
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A worst-case fire scenario is unfolding in Colorado.
In addition to the 80,000-acre High Park Fire, several new starts are growing rapidly and may stretch firefighting resources across the state.
Updates on all the fires, along with contact information, evacuation notices and smoke-related health information are online at www.inciweb.org. (more…)
Filed under: climate and weather, Colorado, Drought, Environment, forest fires | Tagged: Colorado, Colorado wildfires, Estes Park Fire, Little Sand Fire, Springer Fire, Treasure Fire, Twitter, Waldo Canyon Fire | Leave a Comment »
Posted on October 8, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Streets in the heart of Luxembourg emptied suddenly during a summer downpour. In the original version of this photo the sky was washed out and some of the brightly colored modern street signs in the foreground didn't quite mesh with the ancient buildings, so I sepia-toned the image and played with contrast and saturation to create a warm scene. Thanks to all the great #FriFotos tweeps, this picture picked up a couple of hundred views on Twitpic.
SUMMIT COUNTY — This week’s #FriFotos theme was capitals, and pictures from cities around the world streamed through the popular Twitter chat. The theme was a challenge for me, because Leigh and I generally avoid big cities when we travel. Often, the only time we visit the larger towns is because we have to to make a connecting flight or train. That doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy them when we’re there — we do, but prefer to spend time in smaller, cozier villages or the countryside. Nevertheless, we always marvel at the multicultural hustle and bustle of places like Buenos Aires or Vienna — and they’re always good for people-watching and photography. (more…)
Filed under: daily photoblog, Europe, photography, Travel | Tagged: Ljubljana, Twitter, Ushuaia | Leave a Comment »
Posted on August 11, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Dylan Berwyn and his newfound Jamaican friend, Andrew, a lifeguard who took Dylan for a night snorkeling excursion, an experience that he'll cherish for his lifetime.
World Tourism Organization holding a Twitter and photo contest to help celebrate this year’s World Tourism Day
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Global tourism, Twitter and social consciousness are all coming together in a campaign by the World Tourism Organization aimed at promoting World Tourism Day on Sept. 27. This year’s theme is focused international cultural links, and if you think you have the short-form Twitter chops to tell how tourism links cultures, you can participate in a Twitter contest.
To enter, simply compose a Twitter message (maximum of 140 characters) and post it to the micro-blogging service with the #WTD2011 hashtag. World Tourism Organization officials will judge the contests, and the messages from the winning tweets will appear on the official World Tourism Day website and promotional materials for the official celebrations in Aswan, Egypt.
The deadline for tweets is Aug. 31 and tweets can be submitted in English, Spanish, French, Russian or Arabic. (more…)
Filed under: tourism, Travel | Tagged: Ban Ki-moon, Summit County News, Tourism, Travel, Twitter, United States, World Tourism Day, World Tourism Day photo contest, World Tourism Day Twitter contest, World Tourism Organization, WTO | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Hot, cold, wet, dry …
Ominous thunderclouds build over Gjirokastra, Albania. The storms knocked out power, so we packed for our early morning bus ride to Vlore by candlelight. Click on the image to read about the leaky bus, Middle Eastern techno-pop and more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — It’s Friday, and once again, I’m putting together a photo essay based on the theme of the popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, an online forum for sharing pictures and links to stories. This week’s theme is right up my alley. I love weather and firmly believe that it’s neither good nor bad — it just is what it is. (more…)
Filed under: climate and weather, El Niño, La Niña, seasons, Snow and weather, Summit County snow and weather | Tagged: Albania, Colorado weather, Dillon Reservoir, frazil ice, Rocky Mountains, snow, Twitter, weather, weather photos | Leave a Comment »