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Owner in Colorado Land Grab Case: It Doesn’t Feel Like America
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Quote:The view from the deck of the small, century-old cabin was a dream come true for Andy and Ceil Barrie -- a sweeping panorama of 13,000 and 14,000-foot peaks towering above the forest of centuries-old bristlecone pines.

It convinced the couple to buy a 3-bedroom home in a subdivision below, where they could live year-round, and the 10-acre parcel surrounding the cabin in the midst the White River National Forest.

Now the county government, alarmed that the couple drives their ATV up a 1.2-mile old mining road to the cabin, wants to take the Barrie's land — and it's doing so by claiming eminent domain. Rather than using the practice of government seizure of private property to promote economic development, the county is using it to preserve open space.

The move shocked the Barries. They have allowed hikers to travel through their property, had no plans to develop the land and were negotiating with the county at the time it moved to condemn the property.

Open space "is all it's ever been," said Andy Barrie. "I feel like I can't trust my government."

Summit County Attorney Jeff Huntley said the county had to act after the Barries insisted on being able to use motorized transport to get to the cabin. "People in this community are very intent on preserving the back country," he said.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/...pen-space/
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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THIS is where there should be outrage, not at a rancher who is ignoring the law for almost 20 years and is finally getting called on it.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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My god, the stupidity of people. We need open spaces that no one will visit or see..
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