AZ Snowbowl - where the snow keeps on giving
Despite receiving nearly 10,000, mostly negative comments on a proposal to expand the Arizona Snowbowl and use reclaimed wastewater for artificial snowmaking on the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Coconino National Forest Supervisor Nora Rasure gave the go-ahead to proceed Tuesday during a noon press conference.
It was probably the most difficult decision of her career, Rasure said. "While I must carefully consider impacts to traditional values, I am also charged to make decisions about uses of the national forest that meet other needs of the American public.
"There is no question that the Arizona Snowbowl provides an opportunity for the general public to access and enjoy our public lands while still maintaining the vast majority of the peaks in an undeveloped character, thus accommodating the needs and desires of those who come to the peaks for physical, mental and inspirational rejuvenation."
Wastewater snow - mmm mmm good. Makes you want to run to the slopes right now. Don't eat Yellow Snow.http://www.indianz.com/News/2005/007013.asp