BASALT REAL ESTATE – Midvalley gardeners and freestyle bikers may have a new place to play in the dirt this summer, as a management plan for public lands beside Basalt High School advances. The Basalt Town Council unanimously approved the management plan on Tuesday for the 25-acre plot, formerly known as Sopris Chase and Grace Park. It is now officially known as “Grace-Shehi Meadows,” named for two historic ranching families from the area. The Pitkin County open space board will vote on the management plan on Thursday. The plan would open up at least a half-acre of tilled soil for a community garden this summer, and work could begin on a BMX bicycling track near the high school.
By Andrew Travers, Mar. 19, 12 ADN