Colorado Facts: Became the 38th state on August 1, 1876
State Abbreviation - CO
State Capital / Largest City - Denver
Area - 104,100 sq miles [CO is the 8th biggest state in the US]
Population - 4,301,261 (as of 2000) [CO is the 24th most populous state in the US]
Major Industries - agriculture (wheat, cattle, sheep), tourism (especially skiers), mining (gold, silver), oil, finance, & manufacturing
Major Rivers - Colorado River, Rio Grande, Arkansas River, South Platte River
Major Lakes - Grand Lake, Blue Mesa Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir
Highest Point - Mt. Elbert; 14,433 feet (4,399 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming
|Idling in Colorado Extreme weather is a common occurrence in Colorado. Thunderstorms east of the Continental divide in the spring and summer as well as hail is a common sight in the mountains all the way to the northwest part of the state.||
Colorado is aware of the consequences of environmental pollution and initiated strict idling regulations in the air problem zones but even more can be done. Colorado is a national leader in renewable energy which is a big step inthe right direction.
The state of Colorado has a number of vehicles in operation throughout the state since it is a connection between south and north as well as east and west. Below is a summary of the data regarding idling length and costs.