With millions flooding into several tight Colorado races, many registered voters have already gotten the bitter taste that can come with living in a swing state: annoying visits from canvassers.
In addition to political groups pushing candidates, nonpartisan third-party entities are promoting voting on a wide range of issues. They show up at your door with surprisingly up-to-date information when it comes to who you are, your party affiliation, whether you've voted and by what method.
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.
Oil and gas development east of I-25 requires thousands of truck trips every day along Eastern Colorado's major and not-so-major thoroughfares. Some of these conveyances have an obvious appearance and connection to the boom. Think tanker trucks transporting oil away from the well pad. Others are strangely unusual, resembling a monster truck on steroids or a ride fit for a lunar colony.
When floodwaters inundated parts of the City of Evans Sept. 13, 2013, homes were damaged or destroyed, roads were made impassable and the city’s main wastewater treatment plant was heavily damaged. 11 months on, the city has greatly recovered, but there’s still work to do.