Thanks to you, 20 snowplows across Colorado will roll into Winter 2021 with fun and fascinating new names.

The Colorado Department of Transportation conducted a "Name That Plow" contest earlier in 2021, and these are the winning submissions.

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What's In a Name?

Everything is in a name. Snowplows are cool. Give them a fancy, catchy new name, and they're uber-cool. The next time you encounter a snowplow in Colorado, you may find it sports a new designation.

Colorado's 'Name That Plow' Contest

Kids (and I suspect some adults) from all over Colorado submitted names for the inaugural "Name That Plow" contest. Out of 1,100 entries, 20 were chosen.

The creativity of Colorado’s kids shines through in this great group of names and we’re appreciative to all who offered their ideas in this first-ever contest. - Governor Jared Polis

Colorado Winter Weather Will Be More Fun

Imagine cruising down 1-70 in the wake of Darth Blader. It could happen. That name was among the 20 winners. I'm always happy to see the snowplow coming. The idea of traveling a freshly plowed road really can ease the winter nerves when touring this part of the country. Knowing the name of the plow makes it even more enjoyable.

This is slightly reminiscent of the 1970s when every truck had a name and every driver had a CB handle. I don't know if this is the case nowadays, but it sure was the norm when I was little.

Colorado's 20 Finalists

Thanks to the creative ideas of Colorado kids across the state, 20 new plows in the CDOT fleet will receive names as part of the inaugural Name That Plow contest. Those 20 winning names, which were chosen from more than 1,100 entries, are as follows:

20 Colorado Snowplows Get New Names for 2021

The Colorado Department of Transportation conducted a contest asking residents to come up with names for 20 snowplows across the state. Out of 1,100 submissions, these 20 were chosen.

Western Colorado Winters From Years Past - Bob Grant Photos

Here's a short gallery of Robert Grant photos showcasing Grand Junction and Western Colorado winters. They sure are fun. Then again, sometimes the snow and cold temperatures result in trouble.

15 Best Small Towns in Colorado to Visit

Whether they might be ski towns, old mining towns, or towns known for their hot springs, Colorado has no shortage of great small towns. I've lived in four very different parts of Colorado in my 34 years on this planet, (Eagle, Pueblo, Fort Collins, and Grand Junction,) and have traveled all over the state.

However, The Crazy Tourist's list of the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado actually features some towns that I've never been to.

According to The Crazy Tourist, these are the 15 best small towns to visit in Colorado.