03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Most Influential Coloradans Of The '00s (VOTE)

Colorado has undoubtedly seen its profile raised during the '00s, culminating in the Democratic Convention in 2008. As Colorado has become a place of increasing cultural, economic and political relevance, so too have its residents made an impact on the country--and the world--as a whole.

We've compiled a list of some of the most influential Coloradans of the decade. Each of these figures has been a game-changer in their respective fields, and each has helped bring Colorado into the spotlight heading into the new decade.

Influential Coloradans Of the '00s Decade