Several hundred union members who rallied outside Colorado’s capitol today in support of Wisconsin union members found a rival rally in a group of tea-partiers…The number of fatal accidents on Colorado’s roadways has fallen…and, The Supreme Court has decided to let stand a Bush administration designation of 8.6 million acres in four Western states, including Colorado, as critical habitat for an endangered owl.

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See below for a list of some of the most dangerous stretches of highway in the state. (Information provided by the Colorado State Patrol via Colorado Public News.)

County:Road Description

Adams: I-25: North of I-70 to 84th Avenue
El Paso: I-25: From Woodmen Road to the El-Paso/Douglas County line
Weld: I-25: From County Road 6 to Hwy 14 in Fort Collins
Mesa: I-70: From the Grand Junction Business Route to the Mesa/Garfield county line
Eagle: I-70: A 25-mile section from the Eagle Business Route to the junction of Hwy 6 and Hwy 24 at Minturn
Clear Creek/Summit: I-70: From four miles west of the Summit/Clear Creek county line at the Eisenhower Tunnel to four miles west of Silver Plume
LaPlata: Hwy 172: A 14-mile section between Ignacio and the New Mexico border
Conejos/Alamosa: Hwy 285: From Hwy 17 to Hwy 160 in Alamosa
Saguache: Hwy 285: A 56-mile stretch from Hwy 112 to the Saguache/Chaffee county line
Costilla: Hwy 160: From Hwy 159 in Ft. Garland to the Costilla/Huerfano county line
Rio Grande: Hwy 160: North of Pagosa Springs toward South Fork for 25 miles
Delta/Montrose: Hwy 92: From north of Hwy 50 to Hwy 133
Jefferson: Area bounded by U.S. 285, C-470, Wadsworth and Sheridan Boulevards
Routt: Hwy 40: South of Steamboat Springs for 30 miles
Pueblo: Hwy 50: A 10-mile stretch near Pueblo West
Montrose: Hwy 550: From Hwy 62 to just east of Montrose

 

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