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The First Snow of the Season

Angela Lukesh
Akelia Calkins and a friend having fun skiing in the snow. Picture provided by Akelika Calkins

As autumn reaches its peak, Colorado residents are bracing themselves for the inevitable drop in temperatures. The weather has been gradually turning colder over the past few weeks, with crisp mornings and chilly evenings becoming the norm. Sweaters and jackets have made their way out of storage as people prepare for the approaching winter season.

Colorado has been experiencing its first snowfall of the season, painting a picture of white art across the state. Snowflakes gently fell from the sky, transforming landscapes into a winter wonderland. The first snowfall served as a reminder that winter was just around the corner and brought a sense of anticipation for what lies ahead. Akelia Calkins said in an interview, “I hate the cold. There’s nothing to do when it’s winter besides go skiing or snowboarding, but when it’s summer there are extra activities you can do. When I went to Pueblo for band, there were 5 inches of snow which made it harder to practice in. So I’m just glad that we live on this side of Colorado.” 

With the arrival of the first snowfall, Coloradans began to adjust their routines accordingly. Winter tires were put on vehicles, shovels, and ice scrapers were retrieved from garages, and homeowners ensured their heating systems were working efficiently. As temperatures continue to drop, residents are preparing for more frequent snowstorms and freezing conditions. Despite the challenges that come with cold weather, there is an undeniable charm in experiencing Colorado’s seasonal shifts and embracing all that winter has to offer.

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Angela Lukesh, Staff Member
Hello Palisade High School students, my name is Angela and I am a junior here at Palisade. I joined the newspaper class because everyone here resembles a family. This is my second year in the Palisade Paw Post. I moved to Grand Junction three years ago from Arizona. I love traveling and have been to many places and I’ve got the chance to experience different cultures. One of the best places I have visited is Seattle Washington. I am really excited to get to know all the new team members at the Paw Post this year.
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