||Chetco River Vehicle Ban
A group of more than 50 people
descended upon Brookings City Hall Wednesday evening to express outrage
and opposition to a group’s proposal that would ban vehicles from crossing
or driving in the Chetco River.
“I’ve watched regulations get so strict on everything — fishing, hunting,” Richard Blazo said. “Bit by bit, they’re taking away our rights. Piece by piece, they’re taking away our rights. If we don’t do anything, we’ll be like the Soviet Union.
The proposal does not impact
citizens’ access to popular river bars, such as Social Security, Redwood
or Loeb Park, where they can park their vehicles on dry areas along the
People drive through and
across the river for a variety of reasons: to gain access to hunting areas,
to fish and — the reason it brought people from as far away as Grants Pass
that night — to play.
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