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.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

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

 

Comments are closed.

News

Ryan Johnson for NPR
August 24, 2017 | NPR · For the first time since the 1970s the SAT will be offered in the summer. As students get ready to sit for the test this Saturday, we ask: What does this new date mean for students?
 

Patrick Skahill/WNPR
August 24, 2017 | WNPR · Farmers in New England are renting parts of their land to solar energy developers, allowing the farmers to earn some much needed extra money. But not everyone is happy about the trend.
 

AP
August 24, 2017 | NPR · A controversial Energy Department report claims the U.S. power grid could become less reliable if too much electricity comes from renewable energy and natural gas. Environmentalists doubt the report.
 

Arts & Life

Amazon
August 24, 2017 | NPR · The new, 10-episode Amazon series isn’t a grim-and-gritty reboot, exactly — but its dark-ish tone will surprise some fans of Ben Edlund’s superhero spoof.
 

Ikon Images/Getty Images
August 24, 2017 | NPR · Young YouTube stars work hard to look authentic and accessible, and they can make millions of dollars doing it. But the pressure to appear perfect while living online can sometimes be too much.
 

Getty Images
August 23, 2017 | NPR · The gritty pulp thriller follows a small-time criminal trying to get his brother out of jail after a bank robbery gone wrong. It’s directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
August 24, 2017 | NPR · For nearly 20 years, the searing sound collages of experimental hip-hop group Dälek have invited listeners to expand their understanding of what the genre can sound like.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 24, 2017 | NPR · Hercules & Love Affair ringmaster and disco-pop savant Andrew Butler’s new album finely tunes the music’s contemporary and traditional ingredients with guest appearances by Sharon Van Etten and more.
 

Courtesy of the artist
August 24, 2017 | NPR · The band’s latest album finds frontman Kip Berman entering a new chapter in his life with a growing family and the complicated feelings of growing older while staying in love.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab