Though the recent succession of pleasantly warm days would have us believe otherwise, the white stuff is coming. We say when life hands you snowflakes, make a dog house. Or install a new light fixture.

Enter our First and Last Snow Contest presented by McGuckin Hardware and you could win a $100 gift certificate to Colorado’s favorite hardware-and-more store. Just visit facebook.com/mcguckins and click “like” (if you’re already a McGuckin fan, look for the entry form in the left-hand navigation bar). Then pick when you think Boulder will get blanketed by at least one inch of snow for the first and last time this season. The person who most closely guesses the date and time of day wins. The deadline to enter is this Sunday, Oct. 9 so get your picks in soon!

Business owners, let us help you grow your Facebook fans with a fun and engaging contest. You’ll receive tremendous value and promotion that far exceeds the cost. Call 303.473.1400 for details.