State Land Board and the Smiths continue to play “Let’s make a deal”

Brief by Central Staff

State Lands – January 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

Remember the proposed trade of state land in Chaffee County that was halted by the district court in 2000? The deal is probably going to happen anyway, although in a different form. Instead of making a land-for-land trade with some cash on the side to even the transaction, the Land Board buys one parcel from the landowner for cash and then sells the other to that landowner for cash.

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