Last night at a meeting with the stumpjumpers I learned that there is some new things happening with Reiter that is both good and bad. The snohomish county appears to have approve turning Reiter into a legal ORV area. This would be good, but to do so the zoning of the area has to be changed. As such, changing the zoning of the area could dramatically impact what areas of Reiter can be utilized as ORV area. One of the members of the stumpjumpers has attended hearings on the matter and has heard such restrictions as: no night riding, no riding for kids under 12, 1000ft set-back from private lands, etc., etc. The 1000ft set-back is what is most concerning and could reduce a large area of reiter. The member also cautioned that there are other details in the wording that could easily allow the county to limit riding in the area to near nothing. I have been trying to search the snohomish county web site http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/ for details on the proposal but have not found any. I am sending an e-mail to see if I can receive any more information. If you enjoy riding Reiter, I suggest you contact snohomoish county in any way you can to find out how you can be involved in making it an attractive ORV area that we can continue to enjoy. There is a public meeting being held tonight (Jan 8th) at 7pm at Everett Powersports to review the county's proposal before it goes forth. This is an opportunity to hear the proposal and voice your opinion on it. I urge anyone that can to attend the meeting. I was hoping that the NMA has been involved with this matter, but heard that no representatives have been present in the hearings/meetings and no word if there will be representation tonight.