Talk Colorado Wine & Colorado's Wine Country: Palisade, Colorado Whitewater Park Now Viewed As Unlikely

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Palisade, Colorado Whitewater Park Now Viewed As Unlikely

Fruita and Moab have the Fat Tire following of inveterate mountain bikers, but will Palisade have to say adios to its attempts to win over the kayaking crowd?

The tourism efforts of the town of Palisade received a major blow this month. According to Town Administrator Tim Sarmo, writing in the Palisade Tribune, the long fought for efforts to build a whitewater park in the Colorado River may be at an impasse. The town's endeavors have hit troubled waters.

Sarmo writes: "After a failed attempt to build the project in conjunction with a fish ladder at the Price Stubb Damm in DeBeque Canyon, the Town of Palisade regrouped, found a new location and has attempted to make one final effort at constructing a whitewater park..."

That effort, Sarmo writes, has met with too much resistance to continue.

To read about the growing list of questions from a plethora of Federal Agencies, read the Grand Junction Free Press article here.

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