2010 News

Weekly updates from the trail crew:
During the work season Stew Spooner the trail crew boss files weekly updates.
Click here to view these updates for 2010.

21-Oct-2010  Full Monty Closed For Logging
The land owner is doing some logging close to or on top of Full Monty. The trail is closed for the remainder of the season.

6-Oct-2010  More Trail Closures - Centre Star Gulch Trail
Some trails adjacent Star Gulch reservoir will be closed starting October 6, 2010 due to tree falling danger. 
Closures signed on affected trails Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm 
Closures will be minimized by scheduling and alternate routes will be provided wherever possible. 
Trail user safety is paramount. 
Please respect any closure signs you encounter and use alternate routes as posted. 
Further information on this program is available on the City of Rossland website.
Expected time span is 3 weeks. This and the notice below will be taken down when we have had this confirmed.

19-Aug-2010  Possible Closures on Technogrind, Larrys, Miners ...
Trails located on City of Rossland land may be affected by work performed under the RDKB Operational Fuel Management Program. The primary goal of the program is to reduce hazardous forest fuel loads as identified in Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP’s) adjacent to communities. Work is scheduled to take place Aug - Nov 2010 and will include thinning from below, the removal of dead and diseased trees, as well as the removal of ladder fuels and small woody surface debris. This work will take place adjacent to sections of Curly, Moe and Miners as well a short section of Techno Grind above Iron Colt. Closures will be minimized by scheduling and alternate routes will be provided wherever possible. Trail user safety is paramount - please respect any closure signages you encounter and use alternate routes as posted. Further information on this program is available on the City of Rossland website.

10-Oct-2010  KCTS AGM Oct 20th, 7pm.
Kootenay Columbia Trails Society annual general meeting will be held on October 20th, 7 pm at the Rossland Fire Station, 2044 2nd Ave, Rossland. 
Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. An election will be held to elect three directors for a two year term. If you wish to vote in the election you must be a member of the society. Following the election a general discussion will be held of the accomplishments of the KCTS over the past year and our plans for the upcoming year. 
If you are interested in becoming a director and have questions please contact us through the "contact us" section of the web page.

18-Jun-2010  7 Summits Will Open Later This Year
Its been a wet and cold spring and north facing aspects are still holding lots of snow. To quote Tyler from Revolution: "its still frickin winter up there, there must be 6 feet of snow in Lepsoe north side basin." We've updated the counter to the left to July 16th but thats just a guess. In the meantime if you want a similar level of effort I'd recommend a Double Dewdney town to town (45km and 5000' of climbing).

21-May-2010  Annual Trails Day - June 5th. 
Trails Day...6th Annual (It's like...really annual, now).
Saturday  June 5th 2010 (9AM - 2PM) Meet at Centennial Parking Lot @9AM.
Click here for more details.

29-Apr-2010  All Positions Filled with Regular Crew 
We've filled all our positions for our regular trail crew. Anyone who applied - we will keep your applications on file in case we need to hire mid season. JOP crew positions are still available - see posting below dated 1-Mar-2010.

7-Apr-2010  2010 Memberships 
We'd like to encourage all trail users to become members of the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society. Annual memberships are $10 for individuals, $20 for a family. Your support is vital for the continued development and maintenance of the trails. Your membership is a formal statement of support.  You can download the form here

7-Apr-2010  Spring Update
Regional regular funding, special JOP funding for trails and a new map. Click to see the details.

6-Apr-2010  KCTS Open House, Thu. Apr 15, 7pm
Talk with the KCTS Directors, ask questions, hear the latest news, understand the delicate balancing act that is land access for trails.
Flying SteamShovel in Rossland at 7pm Thursday April 15th.

31-Mar-2010  KCTS Sports Swap, Sat. Apr 17, 1030-1200 
Sell your quality/used bikes, sports/recreation gear and equipment. Come early, price your recyclable sports gear low, find good deals on a garage-sale of summer toys! Read Details.

1-Mar-2010  Job Opportunities For Unemployed Forest Workers
The Kootenay Columbia Trails Society will be hiring workers under the JOB OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (JOP) for work on the Seven Summits Trail near Rossland. 
Read Full Job Posting

1-Mar-2010  Spend Your Summer Building Trails in the Kootenays 
KCTS is accepting applications for full time summer trail builders, application deadline is May 1. Read Full Job Posting