Thursday, June 07, 2007

Cheyenne Mtn State Park may get namesake

Guess I should have gone to Wednesday's afternoon budget meeting. Then I could have told you yesterday that officials think they've come up with the winning plan to make Cheyenne Mountain part of Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

Dave reported on negotiations and a looming sale deadline a few weeks ago.

Gaz reporter Scott Rappold picked up the story yesterday, in Dave's absence. Here's the latest.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like good news, although I hope they get this park fully opened sometime before I'm too old to enjoy it.

Dena Rosenberry said...

Odd weekends and 1:57-4:12 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month aren't good enough for you?

OK, exaggeration. Still, it will be nice when the park is OPEN.

Anonymous said...

It's great that the State and city are finally getting around to purchasing Cheyenne Mountain. We would have had it sooner if the State didn't spend tens of millions of dollars on luxury cabins and a huge RV campground.

Is the State serious about placing campsites on top of Cheyenne Mountain? The US Forest Service has a campground a mile or so down Old Stage Road from Cheyenne Mountain and closed it due to lack of use and trouble patrolling it due to the remote access from Old Stage Road. Why spend more money on campsites when a complete campground a mile down the road is closed and unused?

I think the State should stop wasting our money on poorly planned development and place the money where outdoor enthusiasts want it. On open space, hiking and mountain bike trails.