Trail way to the danger zone? Hardly
According to news reports, the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board is justifying spending $300,000 and some dollars on a bridge for the Rio Grande Trail in Woody Creek on the basis that this section of trail is “dangerous.” Dangerous? This section of trail contains a modest and fairly short incline and two gentle curves. If this is dangerous, then Wagner Park in Aspen should be considered an extreme avalanche area.
No matter the objections from Woody Creek residents, the county seems determined to build this unwanted and unneeded structure. That being the case, may I suggest that it officially be named “The Walter Mitty Memorial Bridge.” Spending some $300,000 of taxpayer money on a questionable project like this in this economy doesn’t make much sense. It is no wonder the Tea Party is attracting followers.
Gaylord T. Guenin
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Basalt mayoral candidates Bill Kane and Rob Leavitt said at a Feb. 10 forum they endorsed the town government’s $1.34 million expenditure to expand a riverfront park. Candidate and councilman Bill Infante said not so fast and provided an alternative view.