On the Comite River, a push to restore peacefulness

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  • Photo provided by YouTube -- ATV riders ride through the Comite River for recreation.

  • Photo provided by YouTube -- Off road vehicles ride through the Comite River for recreation.

  • Photo provided by YouTube -- ATV riders ride through the Comite River for recreation.

  • Photo provided by YouTube -- ATV riders ride through the Comite River for recreation.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Gary Norwood looks at the ATV tracks on the sandbar. Eroded shore line along the Comite River, which landowner Gary Norwood attributes to a group of ATV riders who are riding in the river. The landowners are locked in a protracted dispute with the mud riders over who owns the river and whether the riders may be charged with trespassing.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Standing on the ATV tracks on the sandbar, Don Erwin, left, Gary Norwood, right, and Jerry Norwood, center, talk about eroded shore line along the Comite River, which landowner Gary Norwood attributes to a group of ATV riders who are riding in the river. The landowners are locked in a protracted dispute with the mud riders over who owns the river and whether the riders may be charged with trespassing.

  • Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- ATV tracks on the sandbar which continue on the other side of the river, left. The sandbar is part of the eroded shore line along the Comite River, which landowner Gary Norwood attributes to a group of ATV riders who are riding in the river. The landowners are locked in a protracted dispute with the mud riders over who owns the river and whether the riders may be charged with trespassing.