Some people get excited when the first snow of the season falls. Courier photographer Ken Ritchie is one of those folks. The Courierarea's minor snow event on Monday night and Tuesday morning, barely covered the fallen leaves and grass, but Ritchie was out there recording the historic event. The chance of more flakes is gone as the forecast calls for gradually higher temperatures through the week and a chance of rain through the weekend. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/