- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The people trying to keep Skinny Dipper Hot Springs open are still fighting despite government setbacks.

The Idaho Statesman reports (https://is.gd/1BiYi8 ) that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management office sent a letter to the advocate group Growing Change, saying it could not accept a document from the group outlining proposals for long-term public use of the springs because they were not specific enough.

BLM Four River Field Office manager Tate Fischer announced that he would close Skinny Dipper in April due to concerns about health and safety.

Growing Change filed an appeal of that decision in May as well as a stay of the closure.

Fischer says he will keep the spring open long term if he gets a proposal that addresses his concerns, such as how to manage feces and trail management.

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Information from: Idaho Statesman, https://www.idahostatesman.com

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