Controversial Billboards Popping Up on I-70

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Two new billboards along I-70 are turning heads.

One billboard says "where the deer and the antelope played" and has a picture of a deer and rigs; the second billboard has a picture of a cowboy with questions asking "home, home on the range?"

Both have been put up near the Fruita exit on I-70. There are four groups behind the boards; The Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Back Country Hunters and Anglers, and Taxpayers for Common Sense.
They say they want people to be aware of the environmental impacts of drilling and say some of those issues have been ignored.

The groups have put up several billboards throughout the state from Grand Junction to Weld County and between Pueblo and Denver.


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  • by Craig Location: GrandJunction,Colo on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:03 AM
    I wounder what these same groups think about the many animals being run over on hiways and many in areas where the herds cross the roads on a daily basis to migrate, so to the groups who pay big bucks for signs should maybe also put up signs for speeding people who run these animals down while on their way to the back woods home.
  • by Kelly Location: Clifton on Nov 19, 2008 at 08:10 AM
    I work in the fields and i see deer, elk all around those rigs. so i cant see why they would put up signs. i qustion if those folks have been up there.
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