Here's one of the reasons I keep doing all this. No else seems to be! And this is the one month it makes a difference. Or if they are doing something they're keeping it secret. Why? When these days and weeks right now is the time for the public to be made aware.
Incidentally, I'm no real estate person, I don't have the knowledge to look at these documents with an intelligent eye. So I'll be making these documents public when they arrive and I hope that someone will be able to make some use of them.
Mike Blakeman Rio Grande Nat'l Forest Public Affairs Officer
and Tom Malecek Divide District Ranger,
I was shocked yesterday, to hear that no one FOIA'ed the Land Appraisal documents. It seems to me ColoradoWild or the "Friends of Wolf Creek" would have been all over that on day one. No wonder some folks are convinced the fix is in.
In any event, I would like to see copies of the Appraisal documents for VWC-DEIS #35945. In particular, I am curious how equating 177.8 acres of nearly impossible to develop land for 204.4 acres of Prime Grade "A" highway accessible development real estate - was justified.
Figure 2.4-1. Alternative 2. Land Exchange
Low Density Development Concept Legend
(page 483 VWC-DEIS)
Figure 2.4-3. Entry and Ski Area Access Roads
Alternative 2. Land Exchange
Moderate & Maximum Density Development Concepts
(page 485 VWC-DEIS)
tackle this slight of hand?
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It turns out that the value of the wetlands and their productive biological functions didn't enter into the appraisal at all.
Since the appraisers don't see anything there but "vacant land" in need of development.
I'm still trying to figure out how the slight of hand of valuing the highway frontage property below the land that is more distant is accomplished.
we have this one moment to tell the Rio Grande Forest Service and the US Department of Agriculture's powers-that-be what a destructive boondoggle this luxury Village at 10,500± elevation would be.
But, they'll never listen to you, if you don't contact them!
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