Montrose County’s U is plain & pretty

Montrose County Clerk Tressa Guynes and staffer Eloise Lentz, who decorated their wooden U.

So, the Montrose County clerk’s office came up with a novel way to decorate its U: leave the wooden U plain but go all out on the scene.

Flowers, skis, flags, rocks, trees and wildlife surround the wooden U.

Secretary of State Wayne Williams is handing out the U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign, which stresses to unaffiliated voters that they will receive both the Democratic and Republican ballots for the June 26 primary, but they have to pick just one ballot. If they vote two, neither will count. Guynes, Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner and Delta County Clerk Teri Stephenson were at the kickoff for the UChooseCo campaign in Grand Junction in March.

At least every weekday between now and the primary, the Secretary of State’s office will highlight a U or two.

Recipients were asked to consider their values when decorating or to just have fun. Some clerks highlighted their counties, including Gunyes, Logan County Clerk Pam Bacon, Chaffee County Clerk Lori Mitchell and Weld County Clerk Carly Koppes.

Check out more decorated U’s on Facebook and Twitter.