Anthony, right, and Lori Rivera share a champagne toast at the site of their new home in Marabou.

Photo by Tom Ross

Anthony, right, and Lori Rivera share a champagne toast at the site of their new home in Marabou.

Marabou's first home under way

Homeowners toast the start of construction

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The Rivera home will comprise 10,000 square feet mostly on a single story.

— The developers of Marabou Ranch Preservation Subdivision took a big step recently when Anthony and Lori Rivera walked out onto a sun-filled bench overlooking the Elk River to pop the cork on a bottle of champagne. The couple was commemorating the beginning of construction on the first home at the development off Routt County Road 42, a few miles west of Steamboat Springs.

"The project is going on to its next phase," Sales Manager John Hillenbrand said. "It's exciting."

Of 62 total home sites on 1,700 acres at Marabou, 37 have sold and 25 remain available. One of the most recent sales came in June. The home site sold for $3.5 million. Another lot sold for $2.75 million in April. Those prices reflect hundreds of acres of open space and amenities including a headquarters building, barn for social functions, pool, movie theater and more. The ranch offers fishing in a network of streams and ponds, as well as in the Elk River. There are horseback, cycling, Nordic skiing and hiking trails.

With the exception of a second-story gym over the garage, the 10,000-square-foot Rivera home will largely be built as a single-story home.

"The clients were very much interested in a ranch home," architect Paul G.S. Miller of Robertson Miller Terrell in Avon said. "With all of the opportunities this site has to offer, the question was, how do all the rooms become engaged to the land?"

The general contractor for the home is Beck Building Company with offices in Vail and Steamboat Springs. It is expected to take 18 to 24 months to complete. The field superintendent for the Rivera home is longtime Steamboat builder Ken Solomon, who is employed by Beck.

Frank Payne, president of Beck Building, said the home will comprise distinctly different pods, with one for the main living area, one for the master suite and others for guest suites.

With the help of computer-driven cutting machines, the home will be a true timber frame home employing the Old World tradition of mortise and tenon joinery.

The timber framing subcontractor will be Spearhead Timberworks of British Columbia, the same company that recently completed work on the new Strings Music Festival pavilion in Steamboat.

Marabou and Elk River Partners, LLC, principal Jeff Temple said it pleased him that the Riveras looked in a number of other mountain communities before selecting Marabou for their new home.

"You worked with (Hillenbrand), you've been all over the West and decided this is the right place for you," he told the Riveras during recent ceremonies at the building site. "When Lori and Anthony come to Marabou, they come to see us, but they really come to be with their horses."

Marabou offers cash incentives for its owners to incorporate green building practices into their homes. The developers will cut checks for $10,000 to residents who score enough green building points in the materials and practices employed in the construction of their new homes. Builders of the homes will score points if they use beetle-killed timber from the Routt National Forest, for example.

The ranch maintains its own herd of grass-fed cattle, and owners will receive a portion of their own beef annually.

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bcpow 5 years, 9 months ago

Do we actually need updates on 10,000 ft and bigger homes that are going to be built at Marabou? How about a story on the folks that spilled some PBR on their SB II remodel.

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addlip2U 5 years, 9 months ago

"Marabou offers cash incentives for its owners to incorporate green building practices into their homes. The developers will cut checks for $10,000 to residents who score enough green building points in the materials and practices employed in the construction of their new homes."

Owners that build 10,000 s.f. home do not need $10,000 incentive!

Why does the Pilot feel the need to advertise the name of the LLC partnership, builders, architect, subcontractors, suppliers, etc. and provide us with the information on the opulence of those coming into the valley and destroying it with a home that are far beyond anyone's needs?

What an arrogance!

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Stephen Blinkenberg 5 years, 9 months ago

"The clients were very much interested in a ranch home," architect Paul G.S. Miller of Robertson Miller Terrell in Avon said. "With all of the opportunities this site has to offer, the question was, how do all the rooms become engaged to the land?"

  1. I live and work on a Ranch. Most of my friends live and work on Ranches. None of us live in a 10,000 sg. ft. home.

  2. I wonder if a home "ingaged to the land" will have any windows that will open?

The Temple Brothers have struck again, doing what they do best.

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powhownd 5 years, 9 months ago

our thoughts and prayers go out to this courageous couple as they struggle to maintain their daily lives in the face of such hardship as a 10000 sq/ft home all on one level. perhaps we as a community can come together and raise enough money to help these burdened souls find an economic and enviornmentally friendly solution to the age old problem of how to get all the way from one side of the house to the other. or at least help to mitigate the skyrocketing cost of in home elevators to get them safely to the gym upstairs. c'mon people, together we can make these dreams real!

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nondescript1 5 years, 9 months ago

It's too bad the builders don't look in the Steamboat phone book for timberframers. It's really much more green to use local timbers and labor.I know there's at least one. It's good to know this house will be built by people from out of the valley. Are they going to ship beetlekill lodgepole logs from the Routt National Forest to Canada for machining? That actually doesn't sound too green.

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rsssco 5 years, 9 months ago

I'm not sure what everyone is so upset about. They look like a very rugged ranching couple. It was very dangerous for Anthony to open that bottle without a butler.

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housepoor 5 years, 9 months ago

they need to say at the top of this article that this "This is a paid advertisement" ........ I guess if you buy enough ad space they throw in a article to promote your development.........PilotTom, you have got to be kidding??? Nice reporting......did you type it or did J Temple send it over and you spelled checked it?

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SkiTownUSA 5 years, 9 months ago

they need to say at the top of this article that this "This is a paid advertisement" ........ I guess if you buy enough ad space they throw in a article to promote your development.........PilotTom, you have got to be kidding??? Nice reporting......did you type it or did J Temple send it over and you spelled checked it?

Quoted for truth.

I bet these people genuinely believe they will live on a ranch, too.

Why don't the county commisioners impose some sort of square-footage limit? 10,000 square feet is enough for a family of 20!

It's a beautiful thing that these people could have a gym above their garage when so many people in the world cannot find food to eat.

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Desiderata 5 years, 9 months ago

WAAAA! WAAAA! WAAA! Sounds like you're all jealous to me. If you got it flaunt it!

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80488mom 5 years, 9 months ago

They do look like a nice couple and I don't begrudge anyone who has become successful. What I do find funny is the mention of the ranching lifestyle. I just came in from trimming hooves all morning. I sincerely doubt this couple will be experiencing the true ranching lifestyle they covet. Too funny. What they are creating out there is an illusion. Too bad because really living the ranching lifestyle, despite being dirty and hard work, is rewarding at the end of the day. There are the real neighbors who drop everything and come over when you need help with a new mom in trouble anytime, day or night. The things money can't buy...and the list is long.

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80488mom 5 years, 9 months ago

What's really a pisser is I bet they are getting ag status without the sweat.

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housepoor 5 years, 9 months ago

entire marabou has ag status......welfare that even Dick Channey could be proud of

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80488mom 5 years, 9 months ago

Desiderata - I sincerely doubt they are all jealous. I think they see the humor in the whole thing. I see ladies with their cowgirl hats and fancy boots with these beautifully manicured nails and I have to laugh. No one who works with livestock can keep nails like that.

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blahblah 5 years, 9 months ago

If you are building a 10,000 square foot home, you aren't being green, no matter what what the check they cut for you says.

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techno_babble 5 years, 9 months ago

Yep, 88 and housepoor, I bet they pay less tax on this mansion than I do on my 1100 sq ft. Perhaps I could rent some livestock to mow my grass and claim the exemption?? And the powers that be want to raise my property taxes. A real property tax on homes like this and the county could perform ALL the road improvements they need.

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housepoor 5 years, 9 months ago

at the bottom is a tax bill for a lot marabou that just sold for 3.5, are they paying their fair share or are the rest of us??

GRAYSON, BRUNS & PERRIN GRAYSON
31 CHESTNUT STREET
BOSTON, MA 02108-3601

Legal Description HOMESTEAD D9, MARABOU F1, 7.57A

Location Physical Address: 27355 PACK SADDLE PL STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
Subdivision: MARABOU FILING NO. 1
Acres: 7.57

Section Township Range 26 7 85
27 7 85
28 7 85
29 7 85
32 7 85
33 7 85
34 7 85

2008 Property Tax Valuation Information Actual Value Assessed Value Land: 1,810 520
Improvements: 156,590 29,990
Total: 158,400 30,510

Most Recent Sale or Transaction Sale Date: 6/12/2008
Sale Price: 3,500,000
Document Type: WD

Additional Sales Detail

Basic Building Characteristics Number of Residential Buildings:
Number of Commercial Buildings:

No Building Records Found Tax Information Tax Year Transaction Type Amount 2007 Tax Amount $5.00
2007 Tax Amount $3.04
2006 Tax Amount $2.32
2006 Tax Amount $5.00

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80488mom 5 years, 9 months ago

Figured as much. Thanks for doing your homework.

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Stephen Blinkenberg 5 years, 9 months ago

From what I have read at least Marabou doesn't have to call 1-800-Rent-A Herd for their Ag Status, unlike Storm Mountain Ranch. "When Lori and Anthony come to Marabou, they come to see us, but they really come to be with their horses." Lets get this straight, 2 people need 10,000 sg.ft. to "be with their horses" What an odd article.

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housepoor 5 years, 9 months ago

No I think Marabou runs their own "herd". Each homeowner get 2 filets, a pot roast,10lbs of marabou hamburger and a $40,000 tax break.

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80488mom 5 years, 9 months ago

Housepoor - thanks for the laugh!

I think there is something wrong with collective ranching where the development has the ranch and all those homeowners reap the benefit. Come'on what a crock of sh*t. Somebody needs to pull the plug on that. If each of the homeowners have a little ranchette and gets their hands dirty or pays someone else to get their hands dirty that's one thing but this is crazy.

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Harvey Lyon 5 years, 9 months ago

It is absolutely rediculous that these folks pay ag taxes!

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ponbroker 5 years, 9 months ago

Just what Steamboat needs, more over the top homes. One has to wonder how long it will be before this monstrousity gets turned?

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80488mom 5 years, 9 months ago

How about that for a big Steamboat welcome. Bet you won't see these folks in the paper again soon.

But seriously, I wouldn't want a 10,000 sq. ft. house if someone gave it to me. How do you make a house that size cozy or homey? And..the ag thing....that needs to be nipped in the bud. Nothing but a scam.

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steamboatwatchdog 5 years, 9 months ago

What makes them any different than anyone else? I hope I can serve them some food and get a $400 tip on a burger. Town is what it is.

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boat 5 years, 9 months ago

The humor of all of these posts are tremendous! The Temples are probably willing to take the jabs, because they have made themselves very rich selling "the western lifestyle" to Rexall Rangers for many years now.

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thecondoguy1 5 years, 9 months ago

This is definitely a free ad for the subdivision, S/P&T going along for the "news", most of Steamboats wealthy is very quiet money and would have no part of this. Yes mom, a real ranch is lots of mud, manure, and to much month at the end of the money...............

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AmebaTost 5 years, 9 months ago

I'm sure if I had millions I would be quite happy with a doublewide in dream island. NOT! Some people will always be jealous of others.

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BigG 5 years, 9 months ago

As the County Appraiser that sets values for this subdivision, the facts of their AG status have been misrepresented in the comments above. All Lots within Marabou lose their AG status once the lot is built upon. The 1,370 acres of common area is a working ranch with far more legitimacy for AG status than 90% of those who get this tax break in this county. This couple will pay more in property tax in 1 year (1/2 of which goes to supporting local public schools) once the house is completed, than the avg. resident will pay in property taxes in 10 years and more in 1 year than a dream island resident would pay in 2 lifetimes. If you have problems with a young successful couple enjoying the fruits of their success- which is nothing more than capitalism and the American dream, you're living in the wrong country and certainly the wrong county- this local economy is driven by the successes (and excesses (10,000sf)) of the wealthy. If your envy of this makes you so miserable and disgusted, perhaps you should move to some hick & depressed town in Kansas where they struggle to just feed a kid a hot lunch in school or repave Main Street.

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nondescript1 5 years, 9 months ago

Our local economy is driven by the excesses of the wealthy especially when they build their houses with local builders. This large house is being constructed not just out of town, not just out of state, but outside the United States! Happy Independence Day! or maybe Happy Canada Day! is more appropriate.

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thecondoguy1 5 years, 9 months ago

Now that's calling a spade a spade, BigG..................

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blahblahblah 5 years, 9 months ago

Big G, Our kids woold be fine without this couple and their tax money.

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boat 5 years, 9 months ago

Big G, The Mayor of Hickdepressed, Kansas just called and he wants you to stop bad mouthing his town. You know the Blogosphere is working when our elected officials are jumping in to defend all the Yahoos who are funding all the excesses of our City Council.

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rsssco 5 years, 9 months ago

Somehow I doubt that BigG is the appraiser for the property. I would think that if that were the case he/she would sign their name, not go as BigG.

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dogd 5 years, 9 months ago

If we elected a moron like "BigG" then shame on us. His Steamboat is on a different planet!!!

BigG go back to California or New York!! It's YOU who needs to leave!!

Your buddies, Cook and the Temples are human pine beetles. Except thier damage is far more permanent.

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StbtReader 5 years, 9 months ago

BigG (cc:dogd) -

Are you the Assessor or one of his appraisers? Will you provide your name?

I'm in the Assessor's office weekly....working on their public computers. I know that there is the County Assessor (elected) and then numerous appraisers (not elected).

Are you available at the county to call to clarify your comment?

If your statement is true, I am happy to learn that they will lose their ag status once a house is built. Too many people seem to have the tax break, but aren't an ag operation.

Please respond.

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Stephen Blinkenberg 5 years, 9 months ago

Mr. Big G is not correct, unless Ag Status has changed in the last 5 years. P.S. I am one of those Guys that lives in "Hicksville", but it is out in California. Our Children take their own Lunches from home, we don't expect our School District to feed our Children. We like our dirt roads, keeps all those Audi Station Wagons with Colorado plates slowed down a bit.

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housepoor 5 years, 9 months ago

Mr BG is correct, the 5 ac lots will be assessed at the residential rate once the building is built. It is unusual but I guess the homeownersTemple of Marabou have agree to it. I must admit that is pretty nice of them, would have been very easy for them to fight it and go the way of Storm Mountain or Jack Taylor's property up in Strawberry park.

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simplysaid 5 years, 9 months ago

Not sure about others but was raised to be happy for folks if they finacially progressed. The happiness for them spreads into my own life and my day does come.

Clearly knew about "It is easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter Heaven". This is why most rich people spend more time donating and giving . The funds come back 10 to 100 fold.

To say any of us have worked for it is wrong. We are only given money to test if we hoard it on ourselves or do good for others. If we hoard it the money is there but the joy of life is taken away. Ever wonder why it feels so great to take food baskets to needy? Take gas coupons to campers on the river where people live in 8X20 trailers in the TOWN of Steamboat Springs? Take a stand to build a homeless shelter in Routt?

Be happy for the multiude of wealthy here. Jealously will rob you of your own destiny coming.

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colowoodsman 5 years, 9 months ago

How can they call this thing "green" when it will be sucking up enormous amounts of non-renewable energy (coal/propane) whether it is occupied or not. I'm sure Temple is laughing (at us) all the way to the bank.

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cmducks 5 years, 9 months ago

LMAO.......this is like the Darwin awards. Congratulations on buying an acre for a billion, and putting a huge house on it just so that you can rub elbows with olympians, and fish in an aquarium. Way to go we will even put your picture in the paper for blowing insane amounts of money. Live here for a while and you will know plenty of olympians, and there are VERY nice ranches for sale for a whole lot less money. Then you could have your own ranch manager/a s s wiper all to yourself.

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powhownd 5 years, 9 months ago

nice to see so many kind kuntry folk rushing to the rescue of the ones who need it least. if you are foolish enough to think that anyone of this ilk put up the last of their life savings to buy a "ranch" in marabou, or any of its other offspring, yer kidding yourself. after the photo op, these folks probably took the private jet back to dreary old manhattan, or kuai, or anywhere else they have homes and they won't be back until their private lesson with any one of the fortunate olympians who get royalty cake just for lending thier name. i'm sure their charitable donations are not tax motivated, the development partners are in it only for the benefit of the greater good, and pretty soon the air we breathe will be as sweet as it is in aspen. i can't wait.

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mmacpherson 5 years, 9 months ago

Are you guys going to complain the same way when the next big ranch sells to a developer who wants to create a LPS? Now is not the time to be complaining about Marabou. It's a done deal. Three years ago when they were buying the land and getting approval would have been a great time for all of you to voice your opinions. There is other property out there that is on the chopping block right now. The same thing is going to happen. The conservation easement is in place and the concessions have been made for future residential development. They are marketing the property to developers right now as you guys waste your time arguing over spilled milk.

Wake up people and put your time and effort where it might make a difference. I'll give you guys 24 hours to find the property I'm talking about. Surely someone here knows it's on the radar since you guys have all the answers.

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bigwave 5 years, 9 months ago

If you look at a property that has ag status, such as Elk River Mountain Ranches, which is just down the road from Maribou, the taxes on a vacant parcel is about $5.00. As soon as they put a house on it, the property taxes went to about $5,000, depending on the improved value. This is a subdivision that has ag status as well, just an interesting note.

I personally couldn't imagine making the decision to build a house of that magnitude with the knowledge of the cost to our natural resources...then again I don't live in their world. I do know there is a self fulfilling prophecy among the ultra rich that you have to prove your wealth and that helps justify the one's value to those who work for you or those who provide the income. Once that machine gets chugging, it is has a massive appetite and it takes a lot from those that feed it. The massive amount of wealth these folks have and spend is difficult for most of us to fathom. Spending $10MM not insignificant, but neither is that cost for the yacht, the home in Florida and the condo in NYC. Thankfully these projects employ a lot of local folks.

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Stephen Blinkenberg 5 years, 9 months ago

I am not a fool and I don't take kindly to being called one. Your apology is accepted.

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Resident 5 years, 9 months ago

Marabou had about 100 cattle grazing this morning when I drove past! That is more than most ranches in the valley! You can have an energy efficient house and green house that is large--by using passive solar, recycled materials, geothermal, water conserving measures, low flow faucets, etc. Once this home is built--it will be paying taxes just like every other home in Routt County. While the cows are grazing on the land (even if a home will be built in the futre on this land) it sure sounds like ag land to me! Marabou has hosted the Tread of Pioneers, Advocates, the Winter Sports Club, and many other great events. Why can't we make these new residents welcome? Why do we have to prejudge them as bad people just because they have more money than us? I say welcome them to our great town, and hope they get involved with community programs!

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sbsmon 5 years, 9 months ago

housepoor,

your reiterating of the information from the county assessors web site shows how much you know vs. how much you think you know. regardless of whether the property is ag or not the information you presented has no bearing on the point you are trying to make.

in colorado, taxes are paid in arrears. the assessors web page isn't going to show taxes charged to an owner that just bought their property this year. you won't see that until next year.

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David Carrick 5 years, 9 months ago

Resident, about the final three sentences of your most recent post: that would make too much sense...it is easier for one to gripe and fumigate because he/she is jealous--or simply of the constant negative variety--than to even think such positive thoughts.

Thank YOU for YOUR example!

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sbsmon 5 years, 9 months ago

resident, i agree with your working ranch statement although I don't necessarily agree that 10,000 sf houses are a good environmental choice. your post wasn't there when I started typing my last one.

when it comes to developing the land, everyone needs to consider the alternative. they could have bypassed the subdivision process and the conservation process entirely by cutting the property into 35 acre ranchettes and selling of every last inch of it to individuals without any regard for preserving the working ranch. if people want to complain, its not the developer who they should be complaining about or complaining to. the developers are creating these subdivisons exactly as prescribed by our government officials.

http://www.steamboathomefinder.com/buying/buying_lps.html

our bocc has embraced the LPS model and if you guys want that to change then it's the bocc members you need to speak to.

or each of you could come up with millions of dollars to buy the property and conserve it yourselves.

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mmacpherson 5 years, 9 months ago

Any of you brainiacs with all the answers going to take me up on my challenge? If you are all so passionate about these properties being developed then you should know exactly which one I'm talking about. Here's a hint. It's not a small piece of land that would slip by unnoticed. It's twice the size of Marabou.

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bigwave 5 years, 9 months ago

Kuntz property in Pleasant Valley?...that was for sale with Cordillera number of years ago then the deal fell through for some reason.

Wolf Ranch on 20 mile? C'mon now...spill the beans. Not all of us have our pulse on the real estate market.

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Stephen Blinkenberg 5 years, 9 months ago

After looking at that photo by The Pilot I wonder if the Newspaper didn't look long and hard to find a more unflattering pose, props and background.

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mmacpherson 5 years, 9 months ago

Good guesses bigwave, but those aren't what I'm talking about. Finally someone wants to play Routt County Real Estate Trivia with me.

Another hint. They probably don't need more property because they already own a piece with a big creek on it.

I'll give you guys another 24 hours to think about it.

I'm just trying to prove a point here. Everyone wants to complain after the fact but nobody wants to do their homework and speak up while the developers and land owners are doing their legwork to get these things approved.

In the meantime because these fools blogging on the Pilot web page only get their information relayed from the Pilot instead of paying attention for themselves they miss what is really happening behind the scenes. They are unaware of what just happened until the Pilot tells them it just happened. Then they want to complain about it.

Two or three years after a subdivison is approved is not the time to voice your opinion.

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mmacpherson 5 years, 9 months ago

P.S. I'd like one of the complainers above my first post to give me the answer if at all possible.

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cmducks 5 years, 9 months ago

I'm guessing warricks place, or what is now big creek ranch. That's been the rumor for quite a while now. That will be the last straw and I'll probably sell my land and move then.

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mmacpherson 5 years, 9 months ago

cmducks gets the prize and I won't apologize RanchHQ. Complaining now about Marabou is unfounded and unwarranted.

Here's the full story. Anyone every heard of Billy Long or Ron Morris? They are agents with a company called Ranch Marketing Associates. They have a property listed in Routt County that for some reason most Routt County residents have no idea it even exists. Try this on for size.

http://www.rmabrokers.com/store/p22details182.php

most notably look at the last paragraph "Investment Potential"

It is owned by Needmore Ranch II, ltd. out of McAllen Texas and it's called "Big Creek Ranch"

It's properties like this, where you guys need to be focusing. Before there is a developer in the picture. Before there is a master plan in place. Before half the lots have sold. This is where you should be voicing your opinions. If you don't like the current set of rules talk to your County Commissioners about what they are doing and the rules they have in place for developers of properties like these.

I'd love to hear your solutions to the issue as well. If any of you can propose a better solution (that is better than the current LPS rules) that preserves our ranches, I'm sure everyone else would love to hear it as well.

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BoatMaster 5 years, 9 months ago

knowitall...

Wow what a statement! You must be bitter that these folks are successfull. For you to even suggest that they did not make their own money shows how bitter you are.

Everyone, leave these folks alone. If you are so bitter at their success then go to therapy or get a better job. You alone are responsible for where you are in life.

If you don't like the tax structure of the project then go through the proper channels to get it changed.

But don't throw stones at those who you are jealous of!!!

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cara marrs 5 years, 9 months ago

I think that the point is not that the citizens dislike this particular family, and I have noticed Marabou sponsoring a lot of events and clubs around town....but Why when we are in such turmoil over gas prices, food prices, affordable housing and general economic down turn would we put an article like this on the front of the paper. Something just doesn't seem right about glorifying this kind of property.

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atypicalskibum 5 years, 9 months ago

I met the Rivera family at "burger night" at the Old Town Pub a couple of weeks ago, shared a beer and talked about what a great place Steamboat is. I have no relations with them other than meeting them once and I find it absolutely mortifying that my fellow community members are treating this great family with such disrespect. I am ashamed to have such self-centered, egotistical, jealous, unfriendly and down-right hurtful people as my neighbors. Steamboat is going to grow and new people are going to become a part of our community, no matter if you like it or not. So - lay off the nasty comments because you are making Steamboat as a whole look bad. This is one family we should be proud to have in Steamboat.

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rsssco 5 years, 9 months ago

skibum Good to hear that they are good people. What do they do for a living here in Steamboat?

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JustAsking 5 years, 9 months ago

rsssco, what's your point? Are you saying that only those who work in Steamboat should have property in Steamboat?

I hope that is not what you are saying because that would be a new high of ignorant arrogance.

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rsssco 5 years, 9 months ago

JustAsking No--I was just asking. Is there anything wrong with just asking?

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SteveWalsh 5 years, 9 months ago

Everyone on this blog is completely missing the point! I awoke this morning to the distant sound of hooves or cow feet upon the earth. When I glanced out my window I noticed one head of cattle was quickly making it's way to my hutch. As the morning dew glistened off of his smelly, shaved hide he cautiously approached my window. He looked directly into my eyes and he said "I prefer Knot's Landing to Matlock". It took a few moments of silent consideration before I realized that I agreed with his point to a fault. I wept quietly for a long time, composed myself and then went about my chores.

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ColoradoNative 5 years, 9 months ago

mmachperson: I'd be willing to bet that some big wig will write a check for the ranch and enjoy it for what it is. The bigger problem is the THJOUSANDS of homes being planned at 700, 360, emerald mountain for crying out loud.

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SteveWalsh 5 years, 9 months ago

TypicalSkiBum - you said that you met this family at burger night a few weeks ago but you failed to mention the quality and flavor of the meat between the bun. Did you find the burger to your liking? Did you know that the Old Town Pub churns out those meat pies at a rapid pace to keep up with the incredible demand for beef patties on burger night? Also, avoid the movie 10,000 BC at all costs. This movie should be renamed 10,000 PODC(p) -Ten thousand pieces of dog crap(poop).

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digit1964 5 years, 9 months ago

Steve, Lets get this conversation back on track.....

You need to try the Buffalo Burger.. and avoid OTP on burger night...

It is alot different when they are not rushed..

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steamberg 5 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Big G for providing accurate information - can't believe all the slack you were given here! Good for the Rivera family for working hard or being in the right place at the right time - obviously they are spending money in this town, eating at the OTP.

My question for y'all & Tom Ross: Of the $3.5M for the most recent sale, how much money did the buyer's get back?

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carel 5 years, 9 months ago

boater - I agree wholeheartedly! The Riveras have been blessed with great wealth that very few of us could ever imagine. They have the right to spend it however they choose. However, its hardly an appropriate front page article. Living in the Boat is a financial challenge for most folks...it's worth it, but tough. Surely there is more approriate "news" to share with our hard working community.

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