Coloradans for Prosperity's get-out-the-vote initiative assigned a letter grade to to voters in attempt to get them to turn in their ballots. Many people who received the mailers in the week before the 2019 election said they'd never missed voting and so were perplexed by the communication from the issue committee supporting Prop. CC. (The Colorado Sun)

Comparing voters to their neighbors can dramatically boost turnout. A Colorado mailer, however, really missed the mark.

Studies have shown that when the tactic is put to use in the right way it can be extremely effective. When it’s not, political operatives say, the results can be disastrous.

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At 25 years old, Ouray’s ice festival continues to foster — and anchor — the winter sport’s rise

The event -- which began as a few rowdy locals climbing frozen leaks from an old water pipeline -- triples Ouray’s population of 1,000 residents and packs restaurants and hotels.

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Quality journalism: Make our communities healthier by making them better informed

The Colorado Sun shares a conversation with Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith ahead of his visit to Denver this week

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Lorena Garcia casts herself as the true progressive in U.S. Senate race. But first she needs to make the ballot.

The underdog candidate considers Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper the status quo as she seeks to upset the Democratic primary