Briefs: Public to comment again on Ginn |

Briefs: Public to comment again on Ginn

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

MINTURN ” Residents will get to comment Wednesday night on the private ski resort the Ginn Development Co. wants to build south of town.

The regular meeting of Minturn Town Council begins at 7 p.m. at Minturn Town Center, 302 Pine St. Residents may speak after a presentation from the town’s engineering firm about Ginn traffic around 8 p.m., said Interim Town Manager Gary Suiter.

Residents did not get to comment until 11:25 p.m. at the last meeting, but Suiter said the public comment period has been moved up on the agenda for Wednesday’s meeting.

Comments on the development are recorded and kept in the town’s records, he said. If a citizen is taking action through initiative or referendum, those are the documents they would use, Suiter said.

Ginn wants to build a private ski resort and golf course, and 1,700 homes and condominiums, on and around Battle Mountain, south of Minturn.

In June, town councilors began hearing Ginn’s proposal to decide whether to annex Ginn’s property into Minturn.

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VAIL ” The helicopter you’re likely to see flying above West Vail Thursday will be removing trees cut down after they were killed or infested by pine beetles.

The helicopter logging crew will work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and needs about 10 days to finish its work.

Stephens Park in Intermountain will closed dawn to dusk on Friday while trees are removed from a nearby area. Vail wildland firefighters will patrol the park while it’s closed.

About 6,700 trees will be flown to a landing area on West Vail’s Vermont Court The trees will then be hauled away to Kremmling, meaning six to eight logging trucks will be leaving the area through the Matterhorn and Highland Meadows neighborhoods.

Traffic will be blocked off while the helicopter refuels on the upper portion of Matterhorn Circle. During this time, residents will be able to get to their homes from either the east or west sides of Matterhorn Circle.

For more information, call Eric Lovgren with Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation at 328-8742, or the town of Vail’s Pine Beetle Hotline at 401-4202, or the Forest Service at 328-6388.

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