Fossils unearthed by highway construction

By Christy Steadman

Commuters on U.S. 6 stuck in construction traffic can sometimes feel like they are fossilizing, but it turns out they’re driving past the real thing.

On March 17, excavating crews on the Linking Lookout project, which is taking place near U.S. 6 and 19th Street in Golden, discovered baculite fossils, estimated to be about 70 million years old. Two pieces were found, which are about 4 or 5 inches long…  Read more…