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Meeting about a proposed trail west of Norris draws questions, comments and concerns from the community
The Bureau of Land Management is currently seeking public comment regarding a proposal to build a 19-mile trail in west of Norris.
According to a BLM press release, the proposal is “community-driven” and is for the southern portion of the Revenue Flats area.
“I think it’s a good idea for two reasons,” said Greg Beardslee from Bozeman, who approached BLM land managers with the idea for a trail and coordinated the proposal. “This project can help fulfill a need for shoulder season trails. It will also lure folks to visit and enjoy the unique scenery of Revenue Flats. I guess a third reason could be a broadening of community resources.”
Frank Colwell, president of the Twin Bridges Rotary Club, welcomed over 50 community members to a candidates forum at the Twin Bridges high school on Oct. 8.
The crash on Highway 84 between Norris and Bozeman two weeks ago was the second fatal crash on that stretch of road in 2014.
Derek Brown, a 19-year-old Montana State University (MSU) student from Florence, Mont., was driving westbound on Highway 84 and crossed the centerline while rounding a curve, Madison County Undersheriff Roger Thompson said.