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Old 12-30-2008, 04:47 AM
 
Location: NW Montana
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I have read about the debacle, how about a more local view?
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Sheridan, Wy
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Perhaps you could explain a little more about the Yellowstone Club and what it is, in order to generate more replies...
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:49 PM
 
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-multi million dollar homes are sliding off the mountain and need foundation work
-builders and workers there consider it a ghost town with ski lifts
-it is built right up to the forest with no clearings, and will burn in a few years
-the water running off the hillsides is now brown from sediment runoff

now those are the facts, and opinions are all pretty much the same. everyone hates it, but is an employed in some way, indirectly by the club. i loathe the area, it should all be national forest in my opinion.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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Perhaps you could explain a little more about the Yellowstone Club and what it is, in order to generate more replies...
The Yellowstone Club
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: SW Montana
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I've spent a pile of time in there working, and have a couple acquaintances who actually are long term employees of the place.

I've see a lot of quick and dirty development, and it's amazing to me how much money has poured into and out of YC. Some of their infrastructure is wobbly at best. They tried to extract my SS# for "security purposes"; I told 'em to stuff that.

Personal opinion is, I think there'd be better places for a development like that. High alpine areas are geologically unstable and there have been monumental problems trying to get structures to stay intact. Big Sky and Moonlight developments have the same problems. A large forest fire would be cause for considerable sweat. The creeks and river are taking a beating from so much mud and runoff from the area in general. The ravens are the size of Piper Cubs and nobody's lunchbox is safe.

That being said, it's a learning situation for our state. Perhaps we can get to where we have a better say on whether to allow this extensive of projects in marginal areas. First rule is, we gotta keep our water clean and plentiful. Second rule is, the first rule covers a whole lotta ground.

But of course you won't find a Yellowstone Club out in the Big Open; developers are going to aim for the "picturesque". Decisions will have to be made on whether to value property rights or more bureaucracy. Actually, upon a little further reflection, we've already been down the path just a few years ago in the CUT development down by Gardiner. I had a front row seat to that deal, too, as the outfit I worked for sent us in there hundreds of times. There were problems with the aquifer, water rights, county/private maintenance, park wildlife corridors and boundries, et. al. Not to mention all the illicit "dry goods" hauled in there by Ed Francis and the rest. Are we getting any smarter?

Of course, the other side of the development coin is about as tarnished. After working construction in the park I could show you gobs of stuff the NPS has fouled up on and/or covered up. The goofball rules they foisted on our outfit in the name of natural purity they turned around and violated a thousand times over, and to a much larger degree. Much like the YC, YNP has a pretty face but soiled undies. I've not been in there for awhile now, hopefully they've gotten a lot of these problems addressed, or at least dozed over. And I sincerely hope they are not representative of our bigger national parks.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Montana
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The Blixeths can go straight to hell IMHO. That place used to be public land and should be returned to the public, not to be "exclusively" used by a bunch of celebrities and rich snobs.

I am so tired of people moving to MT and then trying to change it to suit them with little or no respect for anyone or anything else.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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Move to Muley. It's the sister city to Goober, Idaho.
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