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Environmental analysis begin on road and trailThe White River National Forest is beginning environmental analysis on realigning the lower Deadman’s Creek Road, known as Forest Service Road 535, and Hubbard Cave trail. Work on the road and trail is being done for public safety and watershed improvements. The project is located in the Deadman’s Creek drainage, seven miles east of Glenwood Springs.”The road reconstruction will provide the public with a safer travel route to access the Little Grand Mesa and will also protect soil and water resources,” says fisheries biologist Mark Lacy. The trail will also help distribute livestock and wildlife use so they are not as concentrated in a single area.The Forest Service is asking for public comment on the proposal that specifically includes rerouting 0.1 mile of an existing creek bottom road. The project will also include construction of a small parking lot and construction of a hiking trail to access Hubbard Cave. The project also proposes development of one to three springs for livestock and wildlife watering, and closing the road to Devil’s Hole at the intersection of Forest Service Road 535.If you have any comments on this proposal, please send them to: Aspen/Sopris Ranger District, P.O. Box 309, Carbondale, CO 81623, or e-mail your comments to the district ranger at comments-rocky-mountain-white-riversopris@fs.fed.us, with “Deadman’s Creek Road” in the subject line, by March 29. If you have questions or would like more information on this proposal, please contact Mark Lacy at 970-963-2266.New session of classes and slide lecture at Clay CenterThe Carbondale Clay Center announces the next six-week session of classes, beginning Monday. Toddlers, kids, teens, adults – everyone is welcome. Call 963-2529 for more information, or http://www.carbondaleclay.org. A slide lecture with artist Donna Gillis will be at the Carbondale Clay Center at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Gillis is a potter visiting from Japan, and will present her work following a 6:30 p.m. community potluck at the clay center. Get involved with Battlement Mesa/Parachute Lions Club The Battlement Mesa/Parachute Lions Club has scheduled a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Mesa Vista Assisted Living to discuss returning its charter to Lions Clubs International. Membership in the local club has dropped drastically from five years ago through transfers, retirements, and business conflicts.The club received its charter from Lions Clubs International in 1986, at a banquet that hosted nearly one hundred persons. The Orchard Mesa Lions Club was the chartering entity. The current members of the club encourage and invite everyone who does not want to see this club disband to attend this critical meeting. Call 285-9330 for more information.


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