The Western Slope No-Fee Coalition reports that new legislation will eliminate the National Park Service's $10 lifetime Senior Pass (formerly Golden Age Pass) and replace it with a pass costing $80. Parks can begin charging the new price as soon as their internal systems are updated. The coalition urges those close to turning 62 to act as quickly as possible to take advantage of the $10 pass, which allows entrance to all national parks that charge admission. A new "Senior Annual" pass has been added at a price of $20, good for one year from the date of purchase.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.