Protect Grandview Ridge open space!

  • by: Horse Gulch Blog
  • target: La Plata County Commissioners, La Plata County Manager Joseph Kerby, Durango City Council, Durango Mayor Doug Lyon, Bureau of Land Management

We, the undersigned, are opposed to the proposed construction of a connector road linking the Grandview/Three Springs Area with Ewing Mesa as is currently propelled and advocated by officials working for La Plata County. Please help us oppose this Grandview connection outside of Durango, Colorado.

We believe the Grandview Ridge area should remain as an undisturbed resting and feeding area for deer and elk herds during the winter when public access is typically prohibited due to a closure rule implemented by the Bureau of Land Management. The proposed road would fragment and disrupt the habitat of the herds in a detrimental way.

We are opposed to a mill levy/property tax increase in La Plata County for the purpose of funding the proposed Grandview connection.

We are opposed to federal or state funds being granted and used for the construction of the proposed Grandview connection.

We wish to preserve the solitude and dirt characteristics of the Grandview Ridge trail system.

We believe that the County and the City of Durango should work together to encourage Oakridge Energy and its owner to preserve the trail systems, archaeological resources and trails-related open space on their property to the best of their ability, while simultaneously encouraging smart growth on Ewing Mesa and its rim.

We agree that the arguments used by the County to justify the construction of a Grandview connection are unsubstantiated and based upon gaining public momentum through baseless fear tactics. Such arguments that we disagree with include the following:

1. That the only way to provide incentive for Oakridge Energy to focus their development near the Ewing Mesa Road and preserve their trails and open space is through the concessionary measure of constructing a Grandview connection to their subdivision.

2. That the proposed Grandview connection would be a necessary alternative route to Mercy Medical Center in the event that an emergency on US 160 were to shut the highway down.

3. That the proposed Grandview connection would provide a shortened route into Durango and would ease congestion on US 160 by any significant measure.

Solution: Demand La Plata County officials to abandon the Grandview connection and work collaboratively with officials from the City of Durango to encourage Oakridge Energy to conserve the Telegraph Trail network on their property.

Please visit Horse Gulch Blog http://horsegulch.wordpress.com for more information about the proposed Grandview connection.

Thank you for your support and taking the time to read our letter!

 

We, the undersigned, are opposed to the proposed construction of a connector road linking the Grandview/Three Springs Area with Ewing Mesa as is currently propelled and advocated by officials working for La Plata County. Please help us oppose this Grandview connection.


We believe the Grandview Ridge area should remain as an undisturbed resting and feeding area for deer and elk herds during the winter when public access is typically prohibited due to a closure rule implemented by the Bureau of Land Management. The proposed road would fragment and disrupt the habitat of the herds in a detrimental way.


We are opposed to a mill levy/property tax increase in La Plata County for the purpose of funding the proposed Grandview connection.


We are opposed to federal or state funds being granted and used for the construction of the proposed Grandview connection.


We wish to preserve the solitude and dirt characteristics of the Grandview Ridge trail system.


We believe that the County and the City of Durango should work together to encourage Oakridge Energy and its owner to preserve the trail systems, archaeological resources and trails-related open space on their property to the best of their ability, while simultaneously encouraging smart growth on Ewing Mesa and its rim.


We agree that the arguments used by the County to justify the construction of a Grandview connection are unsubstantiated and based upon gaining public momentum through baseless fear tactics. Such arguments that we disagree with include the following:


1. That the only way to provide incentive for Oakridge Energy to focus their development near the Ewing Mesa Road and preserve their trails and open space is through the concessionary measure of constructing a Grandview connection to their subdivision.


2. That the proposed Grandview connection would be a necessary alternative route to Mercy Medical Center in the event that an emergency on US 160 were to shut the highway down.


3. That the proposed Grandview connection would provide a shortened route into Durango and would ease congestion on US 160 by any significant measure.


Solution: Demand La Plata County officials to abandon the Grandview connection and work collaboratively with officials from the City of Durango to encourage Oakridge Energy to conserve the Telegraph Trail network on their property.


Please visit Horse Gulch Blog http://horsegulch.wordpress.com for more information about the proposed Grandview connection.


Thank you for your support and taking the time to read our letter!


 

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