With Forest Service officials threatening to close and demolish the toilet facilities at Coal Bank and Molas passes this summer, San Juan County Administrator Willie Tookey is floating a proposal that would provide funding to keep the restrooms open for at least another two years.
Last December, the Forest Service announced it no longer had funding to operate the facilities and that unless some other organization assumed responsibility they would be removed.
The turnouts along U.S. 550 get heavy use in the summer by travelers and backcountry users.
Tookey said Tuesday that the county has $22,900 from Secure Rural Schools funding that it could put into the toilets.
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