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Old 01-06-2010   #1
 
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Taylor River - Texas Developer Trying to Close River to Public

Please read this article. Curry bill would keep river rights-of-way in public hands

Another Tex-A$$ developer to try to close down the Taylor River.

"The issue was sparked anew this summer when a Texas developer, Lewis Shaw, purchased thousands of acres of land on the Taylor River in Gunnison County with the intent of reselling it as exclusive 35-acre ranches."

I wonder if this is the totally obscene mansion that was being built on the upper section of the Taylor last summer. I also saw tractors working the riverbed.

Rep. Kathleen Curry's is trying to introduce a bill would keep river rights-of-way in public hands. I need to read this bill.
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yup, I saw that construction last fall on a Taylor Run. Thought it looked more like a expensive resort than a person's home.

Sure hope we can have access to running the entire Taylor River and this developer's plan to shut down the river to boaters is stopped.
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What an @ hole. In the Lewis and Clark day anybody who tried to block river navigation was fired upon with a canon. This state has got to get it's shit together over this. Even in Pennsylvania or New Jersey nobody tries to block floatable rivers.
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These threads need to be combined:

http://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ure-28475.html

http://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ure-28469.html
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Thanks Bruce - I did not see the other thread.
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As far as what stretch is being closed, I thought all the commercial traffic is from below Toddís Slot to South Bank.

It also been reported the run below South Bank is already closed to boating due to Harmelís having it posted.
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If I remember correctly he is on the upper stretch above Todd's slot. If he closes it down to rafting companies, he will surely close it down to private boaters. We boat that upper stretch a couple times a year, there are some fun rapids up there and some flat water. But there is more then that stretch that is on the line and this guy has BIG bucks.

I hope AW is on this.
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As far as what stretch is being closed, I thought all the commercial traffic is from below Toddís Slot to South Bank.

It also been reported the run below South Bank is already closed to boating due to Harmelís having it posted.
I have never seen comercial traffic above the Slot, but I have seen a cat float it at high water...
I floated down through Harmel's once last year and didn't see any signage baring our passage. We waved and smiled and got lots of waves and smiles back (plus a few glares).
I would prefer that the entire river be opened to boater traffic, but at least let us preserve what we have available, the Taylor Canyon is one of the most beautiful class III runs in the state.
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Sounds kinda shitty.....however, he may own the river banks and the river bottom, but he doesn't own the water that flows through it.

Sure, he can make it a pain in the ass (ala Cheeseman), but he can't restrict passage....

If some Texass developer tries to shut down access to one of our rivers....he may have a fight a-comin'.....O.K. corral style.

I know the Taylor has some "bad blood" amongst the fish people and boaters already (which is beyond me.....I still for the life of me can't understand why fishermen get upset with boaters.....I'm a fisherman too, kayakers/rafters are pretty unintrusive for the most part). That little river doesn't need MORE drama.......
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I say we all go run it as soon as it thaws! F#*k that Texan.
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