by Beecher Threatt
Answering questions raised by parents regarding school bus routes approved by Ridgway School Board of Education in June, Interim Superintendent Steve Smith revised the routes, effective Oct. 8.
In a letter to students and parents on Oct. 5, Smith laid out the revisions to routes serving students on County Road 1 and County Road 23. Some stops within the town limits were eliminated.
The routes approved in June eliminated stops on County Road 23 and on County Road 1, except for two stops at Colona and at the top of Log Hill. The board heard from Smith and from Transportation Director Maggie Graff that conditions on those two unpaved roads were deteriorating, and the $75,000 repair cost for school busses was too high.
The revised routes taking effect today add...