Creede Town Board talks trails and ice

Creede Town Board members listen to residents at town hall on Nov. 20.

CREEDE— The Creede Town Board tackled good news and bad news during their meeting at town hall on Nov. 20. They passed a permitting motion for the Golden Pick Pond Hockey tournament on Jan. 19-20, and they discussed damaging traffic on the Willow Creek Trail.
When trail ownership transferred from the Willow Creek Reclamation Committee to the town of Creede, responsibility for maintenance, usage rules and signage came with the deal. Originally created by Mineral County for equipment storage, the multi-use trail attracts hikers, runners and a variety of off-highway vehicle riders.
Some OHV riders have been reportedly exceeding the speed limit and tearing up the trail. Slower users move to the side. But when the fencing project is complete along both sides of the 12-foot wide path, all traffic will need to slow down. Through signage, education and possibly enforcement, board members hope the variety of users will share the trail safely and minimize damage. Lake City is reportedly revisiting the town’s OHV policy, and Creede has the same considerations.
The board passed a motion to grant a private permit for the Golden Pick Pond Hockey tourney on Jan. 19 and 20. Before the 3-on-3 competition begins on Saturday, the Creede Repertory Theater will perform “Boomtown” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18.

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