All about U — Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County’s U. (Cheyenne County photo)

Cheyenne County Clerk Patricia Daugherty’s artistic talent is clear in the U she decorated.

“I wanted to represent our area,” she said. “I painted the blue and clouds, then added wheat fields, cows, oil wells, sunflowers, and a family, things that make up Cheyenne County.”

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is handing out the wooden U’s as part of the UChooseCO campaign to help educate unaffiliated voters that they can participate in the primary election Tuesday, but they can only vote one ballot. If they turn in both the Republican and Democratic ballot neither will count. The campaign has a web pageFacebook page, a Twitter account and its own hashtag, #UChooseCO.

Colorado’s county clerks have done an amazing job decorating their U’s. La Plata County, faced with fierce wildfires, thanked firefighters.  Logan County took it’s U around the county for various photo ops. Montrose County kept the U plain but surrounded it with amazing scenery.  Like Cheyenne County,  Weld County went with local images.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams hits the road again

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams in Pagosa Springs on Day 1 of a four-day road trip.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams in Pagosa Springs on Day 1 of a four-day road trip focused mainly in the southwestern part of the state.

Here’s Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams’ version of spring break: Visited nine county clerks. Checked out five newspaper offices. Attended three Go Code Colorado competitions. Spoke at one Club 20 event.

And all in four days.

Williams began his trip Wednesday morning in Greeley, where he met with Weld County Clerk Carly Koppes. By late afternoon he was in Pagosa Springs, talking to Archuleta County Clerk June Madrid and touring The Pagosa Springs Sun newsroom.

That night, Williams ate dinner in Durango with La Plata County Clerk Tiffany Parker — he visited her office Friday afternoon, too — and by the next morning he was ready to hit the road to talk with three other county clerks.

“Last year I met with all the new county clerks in their offices and this year and I am continuing to go meet with county clerks,” Williams said. “By going to their offices I get a better understanding of their set-ups and their challenges to ensure we are helping meet their needs.”

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