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Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Backcountry and snow groomers are installing barricades at National Forest trailheads so trail grooming can begin. Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Backcountry and snow groomers are installing barricades at National Forest trailheads so trail grooming can begin.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office Backcountry and snow groomers are installing barricades at National Forest trailheads so trail grooming can begin.
    
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that once the barricades are in place, only snowmobiles and authorized off-highway vehicles will be allowed on the trails.
    
People who used the groomed trails must purchase and display the current year's registration and Groomer's Sticker.
    
An authorized off-highway vehicle is an all-terrain vehicle, motorcycle, or utility type vehicle designed for travel on snow or ice over natural terrain and is steered by tracks, skis or runners.
    
Trail users are asked not to pass a groomer on a trail in either direction and instead to wait for the groomer operator to let you by in a safe place.
    
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