ATVs

Responding to OHV Damage at Lake San Cristobal

Jun 17, 2021
Laura Palmisano

Recently, an unknown off-highway vehicle driver left the road next to Lake San Cristobal and drove onto the lakeshore where they weren't permitted, damaging vegetation and leaving ruts across the shoreline. Laura Palmisano spoke to Hinsdale County Commissioner Kristine Borchers about the county's response, including installing new barriers and signs, and efforts to educate OHV users. 

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  • Laura Palmisano speaks to Hinsdale County Commissioner Kristine Borchers about the county's response to OHV damage on the shore of Lake San Cristobal

Laura Palmisano

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OHVs are Back for the Season in Lake City

May 27, 2021
Laura Palmisano

Reporter Laura Palmisano speaks to Hinsdale County Sheriff Chris Kambish about the pilot program allowing Off Highway Vehicles on a 3-mile section of a state highway so they can access the Alpine Loop, a route connecting Lake City to Silverton and Ouray. Now in its third year, the program is seasonal from the end of May through September. Last year an increase in tourism including additional OHVs led to more complaints to the sheriff's office about OVHs not following rules and causing disturbances. 

Kathleen Shannon / KDNK

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Jon Kovash

A Radio Special by Jon Kovash and Josie Kovash

Utah law currently allows ‘street legal’ ATVs and UTVs to drive on public roads. As the industry gets more popular, there are more vehicles on the road, and more noise reverberating across impacted communities. This program, by independent producers Jon Kovash and Josie Kovash, aims to capture Moab residents' mounting frustration around quality of life issues and community health.