Boulder County commissioners shelve Lyons-Boulder trail
By Tony Kindelspire
© 2009 Longmont Times-Call
LONGMONT — The Boulder County commissioners announced this morning they've put the brakes on a long-planned multi-use recreational trail between Lyons and Boulder.
Earlier this month the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District had expressed its unwillingness for the trail to be constructed using any of the water district’s right of way along the Boulder Feeder Canal, a residential and irrigation water ditch owned and managed by the district.
“We would like Boulder County to do anything they can to stay out of our right of way,” water district spokesman Brian Werner said at the time.
That was what Boulder County commissioners were hoping not to hear, and it was enough to kill plans for the trail, at least for now.
“Recent communications with individual (water) board members and actions from their board of directors ... have made it clear that permission from them to use the feeder canal for any part of the LyBo trail is unlikely to be forthcoming,” the commissioners wrote in a statement Friday morning.