Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

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Dirt road realities

Life is better down that old dirt road. Country roads, take me home.

That is, until someone comes driving down the middle of the road around a blind corner at 50 mph, throwing rocks and dust.

Gravel roads are romanticized by country music and inspirational quotes on Pinterest, but if you live on a gravel road, you know there can be serious hassles.

Crook County has more than 1000 miles of county roads and zero stop lights. To say this is a rural county seems like an understatement.

Not all gravel roads are county roads, however. There might be private roads, subdivision-maintained roads, unmai...

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