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End of the road

Commissioners unwilling to bear cost of adopting private road

A group of landowners from the Hulett area have found themselves disagreeing over the maintenance required on a private road that serves an estimated ten families.

Despite the differences of opinion, several of the affected citizens were able to come together last week on a potential solution: requesting that it be adopted as a county road.

Unfortunately, the Crook County Commissioners were equally united in their response.

While the landowners have every right to put together a formal petition for their request, the commissioners responded, the simple truth is that the county can’t afford to...