Since 2005, the Federal Railroad Administration has required conductors to sound their horns for at least 15 seconds before all public rail crossings. Since then accidents and deaths have decreased 20 percent nationwide.
But with progress comes complaints — lots of them for the city of Fort Collins.
A new open enrollment period started for the state's health insurance exchange Nov. 15, and with that comes changes to how Connect For Health Colorado is reaching out to potential customers.
In addition to applying for an insurance policy online, Coloradans can now choose between three pop-up stores in Denver, Commerce City and Greeley. In the coming weeks, brick and mortar stores selling health insurance will come to Colorado Springs, Lafayette, Pueblo, Thornton and Grand Junction.
Nowhere is this quest for turnout more evident than in Weld County, where an estimated 28 percent of the population identifies as Latino. While the county is solidly Republican, Latino voters sided heavily with the Democrats in 2012.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Udall swung through the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley to recruit volunteers and get voters fired up for Election Day. The county is well-known as a conservative stronghold expected to support Republican challenger Cory Gardner.
"We need you all to get out, get people into the neighborhoods, knocking on the doors, making the case," Udall told the small group, stressing that every vote counts.