Eastern Colorado plains storms can be scary and beautiful, exactly like the one photographed by K.C. Electric board member Dave Ritchey of Kit Carson last year. He was in the right place at the right time to capture this storm moving toward a co-op substation. He then entered it in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s RE Magazine monthly photo challenge and was named the October winner, beating out a runner-up photo of lightning striking a power line.
For its final photo challenge of the year, RE Magazine asked readers and digital followers to vote for their favorite monthly winner. Among Ritchey’s competition was a photo of Mountain Parks Electric’s 1956 Sno-Cat (see Industry story). It was the September winner of the vintage utility vehicle photo challenge. And, while the Sno-Cat had a respectable showing, Ritchey’s “Storm” photo was declared the RE Magazine 2017 Photo of the Year.