Trailhead vandalism repairs completed |

Trailhead vandalism repairs completed

Routt County Sheriff's Office deputy Aaron Arsenault and Sgt. Kurtis Luster check for fingerprints on one of the three pieces of construction equipment a vandal used to damage the Ridge trailhead. A vandal overturned a skid steer in the parking lot.
Scott Franz

— Work has been completed to repair vandalism at the new trailhead parking area on the back of Emerald Mountain.

Between $80,000 and $100,000 worth of damage was discovered Sept. 10. The new bathroom had to be replaced. Charles Enger and Michael Jones have pleaded guilty to criminal mischief and will be responsible for paying for the damage.

The trailhead project is a partnership between the city of Steamboat Springs and the Bureau of Land Management and was funded, in part, by lodging tax dollars voters approved to spend on local trail improvements.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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