Huckleberries Online

Rathdrum Eyes Access To Mountain

Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes visits the city's property on Rathdrum Mountain on Wednesday.  The city is hoping to resolve access hurdles to  its 557-acre site, allowing for future low-impact recreation opportunities. (Brain Walker/press)
Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes visits the city's property on Rathdrum Mountain on Wednesday. The city is hoping to resolve access hurdles to its 557-acre site, allowing for future low-impact recreation opportunities. (Brain Walker/press)

Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes visits the city's property on Rathdrum Mountain on Wednesday. The city is hoping to resolve access hurdles to its 557-acre site, allowing for future low-impact recreation opportunities. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Brian Walker)

The city of Rathdrum believes it finally has the key to opening its crown jewel -- 557 acres it owns on Rathdrum Mountain that are eyed as a recreation paradise. After at least a decade of talks with neighboring property owners and hiring a law firm for research, the city has secured documents showing that Barrett Drive, formerly named Foster Road, was accepted as a county road in 1909. Barrett leads to the city's mountain property. "The research shows that it has not been vacated or abandoned as a public road," Rathdrum Mayor Vic Holmes said. A public hearing before the Post Falls Highway District seeking validation will be held on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the district office on Seltice Way between Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Is this fight for public access to Rathdrum Mountain something that interests you?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online:










Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile