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Keep Hubbard Mesa open

Dear Mr. Hoffman,

Thank you for the support shown the White River ATV Club recently. The club works hard not only building trails but maintains those trails. As an individual rider, my family and I try to police trails for trash and debris on each ride, even in other counties or states. A good ATVer does this as a matter of routine and good policy. It only takes one inconsiderate rider to give all ATVers a bad name. I firmly believe there are more good ones than are bad.

As for closing the area to riders, who then would keep the area clean? Rifle city government certainly expends little if any resources to maintain the area that is known as a significant dump site. What other alternatives does Rifle offer to that situation?

Too many roads are being closed to us for riding across Colorado with little or no time for preparation of objections. It would appear much is being done to perhaps conceal any action taken by the governmental employees. Could that be the objective? I am sorry to say it is indicative of governmental agencies everywhere lately.

Let’s hope Rifle sees the benefit of keeping the area open.

Cheryl Pickett

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