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Old 05-19-2010, 06:51 AM
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BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC.

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Roger Theurer, Southern Four Wheel Drive Association
(931) 841-0672
Greg Mumm, BlueRibbon Coalition
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Date: May 18, 2010

TELLICO LAWSUIT FILED

POCATELLO, ID (May 18)--The next chapter in the Save Tellico saga began today as suit was filed to stop agency efforts to eliminate long-existing routes at the Upper Tellico OHV System. The suit was filed by Southern Four Wheel Drive Association, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, and BlueRibbon Coalition in U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.

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GOOD! From my experience North Carolina is all to ready to take away our rights to use Publicly owned lands.
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I've always wanted to go there and then watching tv they said tellico is closed! I was not happy, glad the suit is in progress.
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GOOD! From my experience North Carolina is all to ready to take away our rights to use Publicly owned lands.
How do you think those of us from NC feel about it?

We stay up to date on Tellico, but the government simply doesn't play fair.
We speak regularly about organizing a ride, all ride into town, and buy NOTHING from local places. Just set up camp, 500-1000 rigs strong would get the point across I believe.
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The buisnesses there want us back, they are struggling since the huge loss of revinue. I miss the place but doubt it will ever reopen and if it does it won't be the same. The forestry service has bull dozed all the trails and they say we were ruining the streams for the trout.
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The buisnesses there want us back, they are struggling since the huge loss of revinue. I miss the place but doubt it will ever reopen and if it does it won't be the same. The forestry service has bull dozed all the trails and they say we were ruining the streams for the trout.
state governments don't seem to realize the revenue 4wheelers bring into small-mid size towns. closing tellico probably cost local businesses half their profits-ish. i may be exaggerating a bit but still WTH?
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Originally Posted by xjmarc View Post
The buisnesses there want us back, they are struggling since the huge loss of revinue. I miss the place but doubt it will ever reopen and if it does it won't be the same. The forestry service has bull dozed all the trails and they say we were ruining the streams for the trout.
The irony is that, by bulldozing the trails they probably did more "damage" to the watershed and streams than multiple years of wheeling would cause.

Have you ever seen what drainage water from bulldozed land looks like? Its pretty much opaque from all the sediment in it.


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state governments don't seem to realize the revenue 4wheelers bring into small-mid size towns. closing tellico probably cost local businesses half their profits-ish. i may be exaggerating a bit but still WTH?
I read somewhere that closing Tellico was going to cost the local business an estimated 3 million dollars in lost revenue, for a locality that size 3 million dollars is a HUGE amount of money to lose.

Go figure that the government would screw over its own citizens.
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Any new info in progress of the lawsuit? Or a web link to check for updates?
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Yeah how can we keep up on this. California is a tree hugger paradise and while i preach and practice tread lightly and leave nothing but tier tracks behind you know for some reason four wheelers are a cause of global warming.... thank you I'm better now.
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http://jeepndel.blogspot.com/2010/05...hv-groups.html

Thats the most recent update I've been able to find.

Edit: a more recent article and a very important read:
http://www.sharetrails.org/rescue-tellico-update/

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I seen this awhile back and never heard anything else about it. Any new news?
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I seen this awhile back and never heard anything else about it. Any new news?
Dude, Tellico has been closed for several years.

You probably saw something about Durhamtown opening property adjacent to the old Tellico property. Totally different land.
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