Vail Daily letter: Pave paradise? |

Vail Daily letter: Pave paradise?

Dear mountain bikers, dog walkers, runners, hikers, horse people, dirt bikers, four-wheelers, snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, and those of Eagle County who love close access to the backcountry:

Are you ready to give this up? The Berlaimont Estates project proposes to pave a five-mile access road over the current Berry Creek Forest Service road. Our Forest Service is required to allow them reasonable access. This may be a done deal; however, strong public opposition may prevent this.

We urge you to submit your input to the Forest Service by Nov. 7 (day before Election Day!);

Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, and electronic comments will be accepted. Comments should be submitted to: Mr. Scott Fitzwilliams, forest supervisor, c/o Matt Klein, realty specialist, White River National Forest, PO Box 190, Minturn, CO 81645; fax 970-827-9343; or e-mail to (please include “Berlaimont Estate access route EIS” in the subject line). Comments may also be submitted online at

Long live dirt and open space!

Mark and Margie Stephens