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Monitor Bowl Area At Risk?

A beloved backcounty bowl area in Summit County may be in danger of being removed from a proposed federally-designated conservation area.   Park City councilman Andy Beerman and Summit County councilman Chris Robinson are concerned.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.

Below is the statement from Vail Resorts:

We have not asked for changes to be made to HR 5718. When asked our opinion, we have shared our position which has been consistent: We are very supportive of all efforts to improve long-term planning for transit and transportation to the mountains, including along the I-80 corridor, but we think it's important to be cautious about using legislation to change the designation of federal lands instead of following the customary local Forest Service process.

Senior Manager of Communications

Below is the statement from Congressman Rob Bishop's office:

Nothing has yet to be removed from the bill. Vail has not met with the Congressman, but staff has spoken with Vail and other resorts about the status of HR 5718; not about changing any of the bill. As Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Bishop will be arranging a committee hearing on the bill which will take place as soon as schedules allow. He supports the concepts of HR 5718, and is looking forward to the hearing where we anticipate a thorough look at all the bill contains. Bishop typically abstains from cosponsoring legislation that appears before his committee of jurisdiction.

A. Lee Lonsberry

Communications Director, Rep. Rob Bishop (UT01)