– Hacked! Colorado Highway Sign Changed to Read “Snowden is a Hero” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Aug 24, 2013):
Ok, this is pretty much awesome. When I first saw it on Twitter I was a little skeptical, but today I looked into it further and it appears to be completely true. It happened around Telluride, Colorado, a place that has special meaning to me after experiencing the incredible bluegrass festival there earlier this summer. In fact, I really knew how awesome the town was when I saw the following image while walking around:
Apparently the folks out there take this stuff pretty seriously, because we now see this:
The Denver Post covered the story:
Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks says a time stamp on the photo indicates the message was up for at least 23 hours. A colleague turned off the sign Wednesday.
Shanks says someone probably left part of the sign unlocked, allowing for the message to get changed.
Shanks said Thursday she hopes next time someone changes the sign to say “CDOT is a hero.”