The snow that hit Colorado last week and a stroll through nature’s beauty prompted resident Brenda Wilson to write this week’s “Citizen Report” about a cold reality.

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(The “Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is available at Fresh Ink.)

 

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