Rep. Polis’ Bolts Ditch bill passes House, on to Senate

By Ross Leonhart

MINTURN — When Congress designated Holy Cross a wilderness area in 1980, legislators inadvertently left Bolts Ditch off the list of existing water facilities.A bill presented by Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and passed by the House of Representatives would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to authorize special use access of Bolts Ditch for the diversion of water and maintenance by the town of Minturn, allowing the town to fill Bolts Lake.“The town of Minturn has actively pursued a common sense solution to fill Bolts Lake,” said Matt Scherr, mayor of Minturn. “This bill will give our community the ability …

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