Posted by Bill Hudson on July 16, 2012
“Yes. In that area — I’m not sure if it’s a designated parking area — in fact, I’m very sure it’s NOT a designated parking area, but it’s been used as a parking and camping area for as long as I’ve lived in this area…”
Posted by Merrell Bergin on July 16, 2012
Downtown resident calls for a renewed focus, asks for community feedback.
Posted by GARNA on July 16, 2012
On Sunday, July 22, the Town of Poncha Springs and the Chaffee County Heritage Area will host a Grand Opening of the new Crossroads Welcome Center…
Posted by Citizen Team on July 16, 2012
The 8th Annual Salida Classice is July 27-29 and we once again need your help to make this year’s race the most exciting and successful one yet.
Posted by Citizen Team on July 15, 2012
Denver Post summary of gun fight and car chase from Leadville south.
Posted by Bill Hudson on July 13, 2012
When you say, ‘open all County roads to OHVs,’ it’s not for recreation; it’s just so someone can ride their OHV into town to get their mail…”
Posted by The City of Salida on July 13, 2012
The City Council Agenda and Packet for the July 17 meeting are available. We have a full agenda!
Posted by Citizen Team on July 13, 2012
“I’m doing what I believe to be right and in the best interest of the citizens of Chaffee County.” -Frank Holman
Posted by Bill Hudson on July 12, 2012
Unlike automobiles — which require expensive and constantly-maintained roads — OHVs and motorcycles can ride over almost any reasonably passable terrain, road or no road. In this regard, an OHV is more closely related to a horse or a mountain bike than it is to an automobile…
Posted by Citizen Team on July 12, 2012
“After winning the Tour de France last year and seeing the enthusiasm of the fans, I didn’t think anything could match it, but then I came to Colorado.
Posted by Bill Hudson on July 11, 2012
And because these OHV machines are operating essentially outside state law, they are, in a real but disconcerting sense, being used by “outlaws…”
Posted by Admin on July 10, 2012
Today at their scheduled meeting Chaffee County Commissioners unanimously agreed to direct staff to prepare a new ordinance to open county roads to OHV use. CR 267, 295, and 296 in the St Elmo Area; CR 292 from CR 162 to FR 292 west of Alpine; CR 185 from CR 175 to FR 185 near Salida and all of CR 187 to the Park County line across Bassam Park have been formally proposed for opening to OHV use.
Posted by GARNA on July 10, 2012
On Friday, July 20, GARNA is sponsoring a guided trip to the Monarch pass area where mining played leading role in the history of area. The Monarch mining camp (above the Madonna Mine) grew rapidly from a population of 100 in 1879 to a population of 1,000 residents in 1884. The camp serviced the Columbus, [...]
Posted by Lee Hart on July 9, 2012
I haven’t been to any of the hearings on expanding OHV travel to county roads but it is obviously a heated issue. I have read staff’s report as well as reports from local media. By all accounts, it appears the majority’s arguments in opposition are falling on deaf ears of the three men whose votes [...]
Posted by Bill Hudson on July 9, 2012
With that comment, Chaffee County commissioner Frank Holman kicked off two hours of citizen testimony on a somewhat implausible topic…
Posted by Bill Hudson on July 9, 2012
About 75 people — both residents and non-residents — offered testimony at a hearing conducted by Chaffee County commissioners Frank Holman, Dennis Griese, and Dave Potts on Saturday, July 7…
Posted by Bill Donavan on July 9, 2012
What if someone wanted to change that tagline to COLORADO’S MOTORIZED PARADISE.
Posted by Bill Hudson on July 8, 2012
One might think that a month of public hearings and a comprehensive, 33-page report would have led the three Chaffee County commissioners to make some reasonable decisions about OHV use on public roads…
Posted by Cynda Green on July 8, 2012
That’s my experience with motorized recreational vehicles. That’s my bias…
Posted by Bill Donavan on July 7, 2012
Thanks for all you do SMT members.