Editor’s note: I saw this story at Sharon Friedman’s excellent NEW CENTURY OF FOREST PLANNING blog yesterday. It’s comes to us from AP, authored by Scott Sonner, via THE BULLETIN out of Central Oregon, published May 4th. And BTW, Happy Cinco de Mayo everybody!
RENO, Nev. — Elko County’s lawyers head back to federal court today with century-old newspaper clippings and mining claim maps from the 1890s that they say prove they’re in charge of a road on a national forest near the Idaho border.
The county, U.S. government and environmentalists have been arguing for two decades over the South Canyon Road and protection of a threatened fish in the river next to it.