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On the Trail

by Candy Moulton
Encampment, Wyo.

It is interesting to live in Wyoming but get almost all of your television news from Colorado and to know Wyoming news only from an occasional mention on one of the Denver channels, or by reading newspapers. Because I’m in that situation, I have noticed an interesting weather situation develop. In December of 2006 the Front Range of Colorado got hammered with back-to-back blizzards and then had one storm after another all winter leaving people (or at least newscasters) in Denver grumpy and grumbling by this time last year wondering when winter would end. Meantime, on the Western Slope there was snow, but not massive amounts.

This year is the exact opposite. Although Denver and the Front Range have had some significant snowfalls, by far most of the storms have slammed the western part of Colorado. From Steamboat to the San Juans it has been winter, winter, winter. People are longing for spring. One recent weekend in February was reflective of the difference in weather from one side of the state to another. People in Denver were in shorts while those in Vail and Steamboat were digging out from yet another foot dump of snow.

It is interesting to live in Wyoming but get almost all of your television news from Colorado and to know Wyoming news only from an occasional mention on one of the Denver channels, or by reading newspapers. Because I’m in that situation, I have noticed an interesting weather situation develop. In December of 2006 the Front Range of Colorado got hammered with back-to-back blizzards and then had one storm after another all winter leaving people (or at least newscasters) in Denver grumpy and grumbling by this time last year wondering when winter would end. Meantime, on the Western Slope there was snow, but not massive amounts.

This year is the exact opposite. Although Denver and the Front Range have had some significant snowfalls, by far most of the storms have slammed the western part of Colorado. From Steamboat to the San Juans it has been winter, winter, winter. People are longing for spring. One recent weekend in February was reflective of the difference in weather from one side of the state to another. People in Denver were in shorts while those in Vail and Steamboat were digging out from yet another foot dump of snow.

It is interesting to live in Wyoming but get almost all of your television news from Colorado and to know Wyoming news only from an occasional mention on one of the Denver channels, or by reading newspapers. Because I’m in that situation, I have noticed an interesting weather situation develop. In December of 2006 the Front Range of Colorado got hammered with back-to-back blizzards and then had one storm after another all winter leaving people (or at least newscasters) in Denver grumpy and grumbling by this time last year wondering when winter would end. Meantime, on the Western Slope there was snow, but not massive amounts.

This year is the exact opposite. Although Denver and the Front Range have had some significant snowfalls, by far most of the storms have slammed the western part of Colorado. From Steamboat to the San Juans it has been winter, winter, winter. People are longing for spring. One recent weekend in February was reflective of the difference in weather from one side of the state to another. People in Denver were in shorts while those in Vail and Steamboat were digging out from yet another foot dump of snow.


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