Appeals extension for Gold Camp Road
Because of a misunderstanding of legal posting requirements, the United States Forest Service has been forced to extend the
appeals period for its Gold Camp Road Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) decision until Oct. 24.
The Forest Service had failed to publish its EIS notice in the Pueblo Chieftain, which is the Pike & San Isabel National Forests' newspaper of record, according to a Forest Service press release.
The original appeals period had been slated to end Sept. 6, following an announcement in July that the Forest Service wants to reopen an 8.5-mile segment of the road to one-way traffic, under certain conditions. The conditions, stated in the EIS, include forming a citizen committee to find funding sources and a contractor to manage road operations.
Gold Camp Road, whose main access point is on the Westside, follows a historic railway route to Cripple Creek.
From a press release