THE WEATHER: Big Blizzard

The sudden gale-driven snowstorm kept getting worse. Andy Archuleta could hardly see through the white swirl as he tried to keep his old Ford coupe on the drifted Wyoming road. When he was less than a mile from his home near Hillsdale (pop. 125), the car stalled for good. Andy used his head. He got out, dragged a fence post through the snow for fuel. Then he pulled off a hubcap, took it back inside .the car and lighted a little fire in it.

He huddled over it with his wife and five-year-old daughter. For hours, as the storm howled, they...

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