Non-motorized trail between Colville,...

Non-motorized trail between Colville, Kettle Falls progresses

There are 5 comments on the Colville Statesman-Examiner story from Feb 4, 2009, titled Non-motorized trail between Colville, Kettle Falls progresses. In it, Colville Statesman-Examiner reports that:

Committee settles on Highway 395 right-of-way as route By JAMIE HENNEMAN S-E Staff Report A non-motorized trail between Kettle Falls and Colville is continuing to progress as Citizen Advisory Committee members ...

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Chewelah, WA

#1 Feb 14, 2009
Who's going to ride a bike in 4 feet of snow, 25 degrees outside. Remember, we have 5 months of winter! Let's put the 1.9 million towards a new jail!

United States

#2 Feb 16, 2009
who in there right mind would waste that kinda money on a useless project, nobody is gonna use it anyhow.
Just Toad

United States

#3 Feb 25, 2009
This project is right up there with Nancy Pelosi's thirty million salt harvest mouse study. Usage would be very seasonal at best. The local culture is not like Southern California with a plethora of joggers, hikers, bicyclists, skateboarders, etc who would use it. The distance round trip is fourteen miles; too far for a hike and even too far for the few on bicycles who would use it. The route is less than scenic, especially with its close proximity to the railroad tracks. If the funds are earmarked for specifically this sort of thing, then use it for more turnouts on the highway or wider shoulders for farm equipment that would get far greater usage from the money. Are there any guarantees under the bidding process that the project won't go to a company in Spokane large enough to do it? Sure won't help the locals, will it?

Gig Harbor, WA

#4 Oct 5, 2011
normal kettle falls responces, a safe bike route between kettle and colville would be awesome, there are alot of folks around here that would use it. just because billy bob cowboy and farm clampit wont, is no reason not to do something. wake up kettle times are changing, ether get on board or dry up.
putt putt

United States

#5 Nov 2, 2011
look out here they come ramming this trail down your throat like the did in republic just awfully self centered folks that are mostly getting a check in the mail to live on paid bye your tax moneys kind of rosey ma-list but most don't look to see the burden on the county in witch they are building there name sake . in ferry county we have lost over 250'000 in lost property taxes hows that being off set bye a trail that the president of rail to trail still has not fully walked to date drove it in his pickumup he did

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