Who do you call?
By Don Benjamin
In the interest of public health and safety, CDOT removes animal carcasses from any state highway, U.S. highway, or interstate. According to Lisa Schwantes, Regional Public Relations Manager for the Western Slope, anyone wishing to report a carcass or debris on such roadways should contact CDOT's Northwest Region-3 hotline: 970-243-2368. The hotline is staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but a message can be left at any time. Callers should be prepared to provide the following information: a description of the debris or carcass, number/name of the roadway, nearest mile post marker if known, and any other familiar landmarks that will help pin-point the location.