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Working hard on our trails

I would like to respond to Paul Rudnick’s letter on winter trail maintenance in Pitkin County.

The Open Space and Trails Department has a current agreement with the Nordic Council to maintain ski trails from Aspen to the Woody Creek Tavern when there is enough snow to allow grooming. We are in the process of creating a Rio Grande Trail management plan and we will address the issue of winter maintenance on the rest of that trail.

It was not clear in Mr. Rudnick’s letter what kind of winter maintenance he was referring to. Was it to clear the trail of snow or maintain ski trails? I appreciate Mr. Rudnick’s comments, but so far this winter I see many people still using the trails, and Mr. Rudnick is the first to comment about winter maintenance of the trails.

We welcome and encourage public comment and to allow better communication between the residents of Pitkin County and the Open Space and Trails staff and board. Please contact us directly at 920-5232, or 530 East Main St. in Aspen. Also, please visit the new city/county Web site, http://www.aspenpitkin.com, for more information on the Open Space and Trails program.

Gary Tennenbaum

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails


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