Vail Daily letter: Hopes for Scudder-Webster land |

Vail Daily letter: Hopes for Scudder-Webster land

Barbara Allen
Vail, CO, Colorado

Yes, I had heard there was a Barbie Allen in town. I have also heard very nice things about her.

I am the Barbara Allen who has been in the middle of the efforts of Eagle Valley Land Trust to purchase land from Scudder-Webster for three years.

My property is surrounded on three sides by Scudder-Webster property, so I have been tuned in.

The Eagle Valley Land Trust has been working with a developer to purchase Scudder-Webster land. The developer is wanting to buy approximately 525 acres of the southern and pretty part (creek and trees). The developer is planning 15 35-acre parcels. This would mean 90 cars.

Approximately 600 acres were being considered for publicly accessed conservation. The 600 acres are mostly sage-covered hills with no access to the forest now.

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Jon Stavney announced at the last Open Space Advisory Committee meeting that the State Land Board was going to remove the section next to Arrowhead from the “big land exchange.”

The State Land Board can probably realize $30 million for Colorado schools.

Nobody, including me, wants to see development on Lake Creek. I am also tuned in to the fact that there are ranch buyers who want to buy from Scudder-Webster.

If ranchers buy, Lake Creek won’t have to be made wider to accommodate 90 more cars for the developed area, nor the cars belonging to a population of 10,000 around Edwards.

My hope is that the Scudder-Websters sell to ranch buyers.

Barbara Allen

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