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Nine in condo taken ill

TAHOE CITY, Calif.   – Nine people staying in a condominium complex at Tahoe City were poisoned by carbon monoxide. Such poisonings are relatively common in North Tahoe, firefighting chief Dave Ruben tells the Sierra Sun. Last year, two fatalities were attributed to such poisoning. Still, while highly recommended, carbon monoxide alarms are not required.

 

Plenty of development planned

HAILEY, Idaho – A major development is being proposed for Hailey, located 11 miles down-valley from Ketchum and Sun Valley. The project envisions 379 homes in Quigley Canyon, just east of Hailey. A little more than half would be in denser neighbourhoods and at lower cost, located in an area called Down Canyon. As elevations rise, so do lot sizes and prices, culminating with 68 homes on one- to five-acre lots in an area called Up Canyon. Included in the project would be a golf course, with green fees of $25 for the locals. A firm from Boulder, Colo., called KTJ Design is doing the land-use planning. Among the developers is Hennessy Co., of Ketchum.

 

Housing aplenty plotted

SUNLIGHT SKI AREA, Colo. – The Florida firm that has an option on the Sunlight ski area has now increased its plans for base-area housing to 830 units. Sunlight Mountain Development, a firm based in Destin, Fla., is under contract with current Sunlight owners to purchase the property.

The sale is contingent on winning approval from Garfield County to redevelop the resort. Key is the development of real estate at the base, of which now there is little. Development would occur on 130 of the 443 acres being planned in the project, reports the Glenwood Post Independent.

The ski area is located about 12 miles southeast of Glenwood Springs.

Meanwhile, another major housing project is planned in the valley between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. Called Cattle Creek Crossing, it will be allowed 400 to 600 units on 282 acres of land. The land is owned by Related WestPac, which also purchased the base-area project at Snowmass Village from Aspen Skiing Co. and Intrawest.

 

It’s back to the start

WOLF CREEK PASS, Colo. – It’s now official. Environmental groups, including Colorado Wild, have dropped their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, which has agreed to start anew on its environmental impact statement for a proposed road. The road would be needed to service a real estate development planned at the base of the Wolf Creek Ski Area.

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