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Garfield County Commissioners keep public access through CRMS

Elise Thatcher

A public trail will continue to exist through the campus of a wealthy private school in Carbondale. Garfield County Commissioners decided Monday to keep a public right of way at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School. Officials there are in a dispute with neighbors over the access.

County staff will now design what kind of trail will be there, with input from both sides, and commissioners will take a look at it in mid-July 13th. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky was the only vote against keeping the access where it is now. There have been questions about whether he’s able to be impartial because of a work connection with a CRMS attorney. On Monday, Jankovsky maintained there is no overlap and therefore no conflict of interest. The commissioner says his support for the school comes from its economic contributions to the town of Carbondale.


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