October 20, 2010
Ray Heid and his son, Perk Heid, pause outside the Routt County Courthouse on Tuesday after hearing the County Commissioners approve the use of $513,000 in dedicated Purchase of Development Right funds to conserve their 245-acre North Routt Ranch. The Heid's will donate 42 percent of the value of the permanent conservation easement held by the Colorado Cattlemen's Agricultural Land Trust.
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The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the expenditure of $513,000 in dedicated property taxes to help conserve the 245-acre ranch near Clark. The expenditure is done through the county’s Purchase of Development Rights program, which is funded by a 1.5-mill property tax.