Commissioners shuffle saddles for 2019

The Mineral County Board of County Commissioners passed resolutions, shifted board positions, received a youth program update, discussed property issues and scheduled meetings for 2019 at their Dec. 18 meeting.


CREEDE — The Mineral County Board of County Commissioners passed resolutions, shifted board positions, received a youth program update, discussed property issues and scheduled meetings for 2019 at their Dec. 18 meeting.By Patrick Shea
CREEDE — The Mineral County Board of County Commissioners passed resolutions, shifted board positions, received a youth program update, discussed property issues and scheduled meetings for 2019 at their Dec. 18 meeting.
The board compared calendars and identified meeting dates for the entire year. Chairman Scott Lamb also noted three joint sessions with Creede officials in 2019, starting with a meeting on Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.
Aubrey Tamietti, youth program coordinator for Southwest Conservation Corps, provided a thorough report and thanked the county for supporting the SCC program. High school students from the west side of the Valley pulled old fencing from the cemetery, built a bridge across the Creede flume and worked on mountain bike trails throughout the region.
Applauding Tamietti from the audience, Headwaters Alliance Executive Director Guinevere Nelson-Freer also announced that she is stepping down and moving to Westcliffe, Colo. Nelson-Freer devoted nine years to river management projects in Creede.
Randy Riggs from Planning and Zoning followed with detailed plans for more mountain bike trail development in and around Creede. Offering easy, moderate and difficult trails in the long run, Riggs described working with the Forest Service to develop routes that work for horses and motorized vehicles as well.
Comparing the “lunch loops” in Fruita and excellent trails in Grand Junction, Riggs and board members agreed that Creede could develop high-caliber routes too, perhaps connecting with the Del Norte Trail System via Agua Ramon and Pool Table Road. Designed with “stacked loops,” trails can include plenty of mileage in relatively small geographic areas.
Following Tom Malecek’s report from the Rio Grande National Forest, Coroner-Elect Jimmy Adelman gave a brief presentation. Adelman will be one of many county officials scheduled for swearing in at 8 a.m. on Jan. 8 in the Mineral County courtroom.
The three Mineral County board members agreed to new positions. After being the chair for six of the last eight years, Lamb will yield the seat to Jesse Albright, and Ramona Weber will serve as vice-chairman.
The board compared calendars and identified meeting dates for the entire year. Chairman Scott Lamb also noted three joint sessions with Creede officials in 2019, starting with a meeting on Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.
Aubrey Tamietti, youth program coordinator for Southwest Conservation Corps, provided a thorough report and thanked the county for supporting the SCC program. High school students from the west side of the Valley pulled old fencing from the cemetery, built a bridge across the Creede flume and worked on mountain bike trails throughout the region.
Applauding Tamietti from the audience, Headwaters Alliance Executive Director Guinevere Nelson-Freer also announced that she is stepping down and moving to Westcliffe, Colo. Nelson-Freer devoted nine years to river management projects in Creede.
Randy Riggs from Planning and Zoning followed with detailed plans for more mountain bike trail development in and around Creede. Offering easy, moderate and difficult trails in the long run, Riggs described working with the Forest Service to develop routes that work for horses and motorized vehicles as well.
Comparing the “lunch loops” in Fruita and excellent trails in Grand Junction, Riggs and board members agreed that Creede could develop high-caliber routes too, perhaps connecting with the Del Norte Trail System via Agua Ramon and Pool Table Road. Designed with “stacked loops,” trails can include plenty of mileage in relatively small geographic areas.
Following Tom Malecek’s report from the Rio Grande National Forest, Coroner-Elect Jimmy Adelman gave a brief presentation. Adelman will be one of many county officials scheduled for swearing in at 8 a.m. on Jan. 8 in the Mineral County courtroom.
The three Mineral County board members agreed to new positions. After being the chair for six of the last eight years, Lamb will yield the seat to Jesse Albright, and Ramona Weber will serve as vice-chairman.

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