Burgess Creek, at least a small stretch of it, is likely to see the light of day again this summer.
Members of a committee working to make public improvements at the base of the ski area more appealing agreed Wednesday to recommend that the city go forward with $4.5 million in construction work.
The pragmatic part of the plan is building the first stretch of a snowmelted promenade that will someday rim the ski base in a horseshoe shape. The creek will be relied upon to supply the aesthetic qualities of the project.
The $4.5 million dollars is enough to build this summer's project, including freeing the first 120 feet of the stream out of a culvert and putting it in a rebuilt streambed.
Burgess Creek has its source in a field of natural springs high…