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Rathdrum Gains Access To Mountain

Access approved. After fighting for nearly 20 years to gain access to 557 acres it owns on Rathdrum Mountain, the city of Rathdrum finally has the key to opening what could someday be a public recreation wonderland. Wednesday night, the Post Falls Highway District unanimously validated Barrett Drive, formerly named Foster Road, as a county road. Barrett leads to the city's mountain property. “This validation gives the city of Rathdrum and its citizens the true value of its property,” Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes said after the meeting. “Now we have to decide what that full value means”/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

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