NOTICE OF PENDING
SEALED BID AUCTION OF STATE LAND LEASE
NOTICE is hereby provided that the State Board of Land Commissioners ("Board") has authorized an auction for the following parcel of state trust land located in Routt County, Colorado:
TOWNSHIP 7 NORTH, RANGE 88 WEST, 6TH P.M.
SECTION 1 SESW, W2SW, FRACTIONAL PART S2NW, NESW, & W2SE LYING WEST OF
COUNTY ROAD 80A
SECTION 2 S2NE, SWNW, S2, LOTS 1 - 4
SECTION 3 S2N2, S2, LOTS 1 - 4 (ALL)
SECTION 4 NESW, SE
SECTION 9 N2NE, SENE
SECTION 10 N2
SECTION 11 NW, E2
SECTION 12 FRACTIONAL PART W2 LYING WEST OF COUNTY ROAD 80A TOWNSHIP 8
NORTH, RANGE 88 WEST, 6TH P.M.
SECTION 34 SESE (TRACT 89)
SECTION 35 W2SW, NESWcontaining in all 3,070.02 acres, more or less
The above-described lease parcel, known locally as the Warrick Property will be auctioned for lease. The minimum acceptable bid for this parcel is $5,502.00 for grazing and $13,815.09 for recreational use.
The publication of this Notice on May 1, 2011 begins a notice and public bid period during which sealed bids may be submitted to the Board. To be considered, sealed bids must be received by 4:30 p.m. on June 3, 2011, by Lane Osborn, Northwest District Manager, PO Box 1094, Craig, CO 81626. Sealed bids must be submitted on the Board's Multiple Use Application, Agricultural Lease Application, or Recreational Lease Application, with a check for the $100 non-refundable application fee, a Resource Management Questionnaire, a recreation plan, and a separate check for the full amount of the first year's rental bid. Application may be made for a multiple use (ten-year lease), grazing (ten-year lease) or recreation (five-year lease) or just one of the two separate leases by different individuals. Although revenue is important, that will not be the only criteria used in selecting a new lessee. Other criteria will include the grazing plan, recreational plan, verifiable stewardship practices, affect on the stability of the local agricultural community, and verifiable outfitters license, if appropriate. Interested parties must request an application from the District Manager listed below. The words "Sealed Bid for the "Warrick Property Auction" must be clearly marked on the outside of the sealed envelope. Sealed bids received via facsimile or electronic mail will not be considered.
Board staff will open the sealed bids at 10:00 a.m. on June 6, 2011, at the offices of the Board, 555 Breeze Street, Suite 110, Craig, Colorado. This Bid Opening will be open to the applicants and to the public in general.
Participation in the bidding process does not create any rights for the winning bidder or anyone else participating in the bidding process.
The successful applicant will be required to cooperate with the Board in complying with the mandates of § 36-1-118(1,2,3) and § 36-1-119.
Location: Approximately 1 mile north of Hayden on RCR 76 to RCR 80, five miles north on RCR 80 to RCR 80A, then one mile on 80A to access property. Parcel is posted with sign indicating auction AUM's: 600
Minimum Bid: $9.17 per AUM for grazing use and/or $4.50 per acre for recreational use.
Lease Term: 10 years for multiple use, 10 years for grazing, or 5 years for recreation.
Improvements: Cabin, fences, and other improvements. All Improvements are owned by the State Land Board.
Use of Property: Grazing and year-round recreational use.
Possession: Upon receipt of confirmation letter.
Special Conditions: Verification of liability insurance of at least $1,000,000 will be required. There is County Road Access to this parcel. The use of the cabin on the property is included for multiple use or recreational leases only. The lease will require that the lessee conduct all necessary maintenance of the cabin, fences, and other improvements.
All leases will be "as is where is". An agricultural lease for this property is not in effect. Previous lessee or any other person will not have any preferential rights to this lease.
For more information or to receive an application, please contact Lane Osborn at 970-824-2850. Unsuccessful bidders will have the first year's rental bid returned to them within 15 working days of the final approval of a lease application.
Published in the Steamboat Pilot & Today
First Publication: May 1, 2011
Final Publication: May 8, 2011
Published in the Steamboat Pilot & Today First Publication: May 1, 2011 Final Publication: May 8, 2011