The small southeast town of Parker was one of the places hardest hit by Thursday's winter storm. And on Friday, people there took on the challenge of moving all the fresh powder and embraced being in the eye of this storm.
"We won the contest. It just doesn't get any better than this," Parker resident Jim Kasten said.
Kasten and other Parker locals sat in the town's farm and sporting supply store discussing the latest news. Friday's topic was, of course, the snow.
"It's been so dry that the last few winters there has been nothing and it's kind of good to see that it can snow again," Kasten said.
Parker homeowners were out shoveling, snow blowing and just taking it all in. On of them was Matthew Wentzel. He moved to Parker from Oregon and hasn't seen snow like this in 16 years.
"I love moving back and I think this gives me a nice snow day," Wentzel said.
Wentzel says this is the first time he's ever used a snow blower.
"It's a lot easier than scooping and my neighbor was nice enough to give it to me and let me borrow it and show me how to use it. It's great," Wentzel said.
City employees spent Friday scraping the snow from the streets, all in an effort to clear roads of the white stuff.
Marlow Ahmed says he loves the snow day. He was out lending a helping hand to his neighbors.
"We need the moisture and light fluffy snow is easy to push around," Ahmed said. "I went around the block, did all the sidewalks, did most of the driveways."
While there wasn't any school in Parker on Friday, it had nothing to do with the snow. The district runs four day weeks. It was, however, a tutoring day and that was delayed two hours.