CANYON CITY - The Grant County Court found its way out of a road-naming mixup by doing the sensible thing.

When the court discovered that what it thought was Baldy Mtn. Road was officially Pine Creek Road, there was the chance that almost two dozen residents would have to change their mailing addresses.

The confusion delveloped at the fork of Baldy Mtn. Road to the east and what the court thought was the extension of Pine Creek Road to the west, and came to light when residents on a road off the west part of Pine Creek petitioned to have their road named Tamarack Draw Lane.

Noting that many longtime residents know Baldy Mtn. Road as Pine Creek Road, but not wanting to make 11 families go through the hassle of changing their addresses, the court officially designated Baldy Mtn. Road as such.

To complete the compromise, the court named the portion of road that runs west of the fork to Pine Creek Road and added "the portion other than a county road" to make it official.

The 10 residents on what has been unofficially called Pine Creek Road don't have to change their addresses.

Items on the court's agenda for its Sept. 1 meeting included a discussion of the school district's proposal to hire a part-time resource officer in December; a review of a federal grant application for a Community Health Center; a request to fill the vacant road foreman position; and a bid opening for carpet, floor and window cleaning at the courthouse and library.

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