Name that PLOW
By Julie Matuszewski; photo courtesy of Paige Sanford
Leyna Sanford, a fifth grade student at Timber Trail Elementary submitted one of the 20 winning names as part of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Governor Jared Polis inaugural Name that Plow contest. Kindergarten through fifth grade students across the state submitted their most creative name ideas for 20 new CDOT snowplows that will join the current fleet of plows this winter.
“Winning was so much fun because I have never won anything before!” stated Sanford. “I chose the name Bigfoot because I thought there might be one living among the trees in the forest. Also, because snowplows are big like Bigfoot.”
Sanford’s submission was selected from the 1,100 entries chosen for the new fleet and joined winners like, “Darth Blader,” “Snowtorious B.I.G.,” “Plowzilla,” “Zebulon Ice,” “Eisenplower” and others.
Following the next snowstorm (and for years to come), when the plows and their drivers are hard at work, residents will all be able to keep track of their efforts on cotrip.org, or check for the name on the door the next time you see a CDOT plow.