Tags Archives: Seyler Lane

Accommodating easy access: ‘It’s all about working together’

Savinski, who moved to the Ruby Valley full time three years ago after recreating in the area for years, along with his friend Howard Chrest, who has called Sheridan home since 1960, reached out to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks earlier this year about making it easier for recreators to access the Ruby River.

Stream access question back at courthouse to determine public right-of-way

After overturning Judge Loren Tucker’s decision regarding Ruby River access at Seyler Lane Bridge nearly two years ago, the Montana Supreme Court sent the case back to district court and instructed Judge Tucker to define a width of the public right-of-way.
On Feb. 22, all the interested parties met at the Madison County Courthouse for the final day of trial to determined that width, and Public Lands Access Association attorney Devlan Geddes and James Cox Kennedy’s attorney Peter Coffman both called witnesses to the stand to present evidence.

Debate continues over public access from roads

How far do public rights-of-way extend from a county road?

The issue is still undecided, two years after Fifth Judicial Court Judge Loren Tucker ruled that public use of the Seyler Lane Bridge doesn’t guarantee public use of the Ruby River from the land around that bridge. And it’s been 10 years since the issue first arose in court.