Open house set at Sutey Ranch
July 8, 2009
GARFIELD COUNTY – Proponents of a proposed land swap involving the Sutey Ranch, located in Garfield County, will host an open house Sunday, July 12 to show the public the parcel.
Attendees are asked to RSVP to 927-6521 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so organizers have an accurate idea of how much food and drink to provide. Drinks, a barbecue and music are planned. Attendees are welcome to bring a salad or dessert if they wish.
The open house will take place from 5-7:30 p.m.
The owner of the 520-acre ranch has proposed trading it to the Bureau of Land Management in exchange for a BLM parcel on the northern flank of Mount Sopris, near Carbondale. Organizers are hosting the gathering to increase the public’s awareness of the ranch’s “importance to wildlife and recreation,” and to generate support for the trade, which ultimately will require an act of Congress.
“We’re just trying to familiarize people with the property,” said James Breasted, a member of the Red Hill Council, which is supporting the trade. “We’re throwing a party to show people what it looks like.”
The council has backed the trade, which could provide a second public access to the Red Hill trail system north of Carbondale.
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To reach the ranch from Carbondale, head north on Highway 82 and turn right (east) on Cattle Creek Road. Go 3.5 miles, turn right on County Road 112 and go one mile to the ranch entrance on the right. Attendees are asked to refrain from visiting or entering any of the old ranch structures.