Wishing a peaceful and joyful holiday season to all Summit Voice readers. Let’s work together in 2016 to make it the best year ever for our fragile environment, and for all our sisters and brothers around the world.
FRISCO — A short weekend travel blurb on the opening of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park quickly became the most-viewed story of the past week, followed by an architecturally themed photo essay — thanks, #FriFotos friends! Beyond that, the list included a hurricane season forecast, public land news, wildfires and climate and state wildlife and water stories. Click on the headline to read the stories and share this post with your friends.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Google News once again played a key role in driving page views to Summit Voice — especially climate stories, but we also got some social media love from slashdot.org, an aggregation site that helped propel a story about the Aran Islands into the second spot on the most-viewed list. Facebook also was significant page-view generator this week. Five of the top eight stories were climate related this week, leading up to the interim climate talks in Bonn, Germany. Click the headline to read, and share the stories via your own social media networks with the links at the end.
SUMMIT COUNTY — One of the biggest stories of last winter was the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that wracked Japan, severely damaging a nuclear power plant. A few weeks later, the EPA reported radioactive rain falling across the USA. While the levels of radioactivity were very low, the entire episode gave pause to the quest to develop new nuclear power plants, as some countries even announced they would close existing facilities: Radioactive rain reported from West Coast to New England.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Some Christmas weekend humor from local artist, entertainer and free-heeling, free-wheeling skier Scotty Bondo. Visit him online at www.scottybondo.com for more good stuff and scroll down for more cartoons along with a classic Charlie Brown Christmas video via YouTube. Continue reading “Dec. 25: Sunday funnies!”→
SUMMIT COUNTY — Ski-related deaths in Colorado and Utah topped the Summit Voice headlines, as coverage of the season’s first deadly avalanche triggered a surge of traffic.
I was psyched to see that a somewhat wonky water piece also garnered some attention, as the Forest Service and ski industry face off over water rights. This story still hasn’t been reported by any other new outlet, not because it’s not important, but because it’s complex — and most papers these days don’t have the resources to keep reporters on staff who can understand and explain this stuff.
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“In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.” – Aldo Leopold
SUMMIT COUNTY — An assortment of June photos; one of them will be the monthly calendar image in the soon-to-be-published Summit Voice calendar. Help us pick the image by voting in the poll at the end of the post. It’s a month that can send even the most down-to-Earth person into flights of poetry, so we’re including some notable quotes and verse to go along with the photos. Continue reading “Morning Photo: June!”→