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RFTA ignoring safety and wildlife

Dear Editor:The section of trail from Catherine’s Store Bridge through Rock Bottom Ranch is a very environmentally sensitive area. RFTA has hired their own experts to advise them on how to least impact the wildlife. The wildlife experts have advised RFTA that seasonal closures need to be implemented in order to protect our wildlife – elk, deer, great blue herons, and the list goes on.If RFTA is to take their own consultant’s advice, they will have to close the trail for over half the year. The commuters will then have to use an alternate route. As of now that would be the Old Hwy 82 frontage road. The frontage road is used heavily now and quite congested, which creates safety issues.Come on RFTA, why not build a trail for year-round use that would implement safety and give our wildlife a well-deserved break?Brad FaberCarbondale

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