BLM land patent in Granby smaller than originally thought
November 24, 2008
To the Editor:
Concerning the Flying Heels property, what happened to 4 acres?
The original patent dated in 1984 states that the government conveyed 55.34 acres to the county. It is noted in recent planning commission and newspaper documents that there is only 51.44 acres left.
What happened to the other 3.9 acres?
Did the county already give them away, and to whom?
It has always been my understanding that a private person could not claim adverse possession against the government.
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Editor’s note: The Sky-Hi Daily News asked the Grand County Planning Department about the missing 3.9 acres. Planner Kris Manguso said a county survey was done in 2008 in accordance with the exact coordinates outlined on the U.S. patent. The survey of the parcel reflected 51.44 acres rather than the 55.34 acres originally thought.