Thursday, December 08, 2005

A road on hold...

This morning's Gazette had the latest on the Upper Gold Camp Road shuffle. A few months ago, the Forest Service said it would open the road if it found the money. No one would say how easy that money would be to find. Then, yesterday, the Forest Service said it would still open the road, but first it had to let the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service make sure the action would not damage local woodland creatures in any serious way. The study is expected to take a few months, and officials say they don't expect it to change the road's status.
Meanwhile, another steep, dirt road in the Pike National Forest, The Pikes Peak Highway, is being paved by court order because it has been shown to hurt local woodland creatures, notably the endangered cutthroat trout.

Interesting paradox.

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