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Residents of Rural Utah County Beat Big-Money Ski Resort Developers in Court

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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After a bitter, years-long fight with big-money developers, the residents of a rural county in Utah will now have a say on whether they want a massive ski resort in their tiny town.

Five residents of Morgan County won a court battle last week over their application for a referendum on the resort, Wasatch Peaks Ranch, which would span 11,000 acres and cost $500,000 a year for membership. The developers—a group of wealthy, anonymous investors—challenged the petition when it was filed in 2019, arguing it was improperly notarized and submitted...

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