Posted: Oct 25, 2010 5:50 PM by John Romero
Updated: Oct 25, 2010 7:51 PM
Southern Colorado got its first taste of winter weather on Monday. Temperatures dipped into the twenties in some areas out west with snow in the high country. In Teller County many people woke up to something they haven't seen in quite a while, snow. "I just thought oh dear! It's snowing!" laughs Coletta Hall of Woodland Park. It wasn't a large dump of snow, but enough to make Hall long for the days of summer. "I just love the warm weather!" she says, "I love to be out and walking around and doing things. I'm not ready for the cold yet."
But not everyone is cursing the cold. "I'm always ready for it!" says Cathy Walton, "I'm a Pennsylvania girl so I'm ready for it!" She saw some of the worst of the snow coming from her home in Guffey. "As we came down at 9:30 it started coming down with the wind! We had a good three inches of snow by the time we hit highway 24." They're not complaining at the Gold Hill Java coffee shop in Woodland Park. "It's great. People like to drink warm drinks in this weather!" says owner Paul Clarkson.
Either way everyone seems to have their own way to deal with the cold. Whether it be migration like Hall, "In the worst of the winter we go to Arizona and I'm outside in shorts and warm weather!" Or for Walton, a little snowy fun. "I wish I could build a snowman!" she laughs.