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GARCO/CRMS ROAD CONFLICT UNRESOLVED

Glenwood Springs—A longstanding dispute over a small, county-owned access road running through Colorado Rocky Mountain School is still unresolved. County commissioners heard from school officials as well as people in the neighborhood about the issue during a lengthy meeting Monday afternoon. Frustrated, the commissioners decided they'll just pay a visit to the site at County Road 106 on the morning of May 14th with the hope of settling the conflict during a public meeting the following Monday. Officials with CRMS says they don't want the county to make any improvements to the road for fear it will only attract more people.

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