LARIMER COUNTY - The controversy over access to the isolated community on Storm Mountain took a strange turn Wednesday when the state Department of Parks and Wildlife said it was the one blocking access to a back road, not the homeowner who has been the subject to anger in the community.
The Department of Parks and Wildlife said it doesn't want people going back and forth off the mountain on a washed out Jeep road.
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"The road is unsafe. Even in the best weather it is not a very good road. You can't drive a normal car up," said DPW spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill. "We understand that people are frustrated."
The homeowner at the bottom of the mountain has been the subject of much anger from people who felt she was standing in the way of the only path to Storm Mountain.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith visited the mountain by helicopter Wednesday. He said on Facebook they've done an "amazing job" repairing the road but stopped short of saying he'd like to see it reopened.
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