Grand County has no intention of eliminating Flying Heels Arena
November 13, 2008
To the Editor:
It seems that concerns with the Flying Heels Arena continue to surface and that somehow the intent of the Grand County Board of County Commissioners with regard to the facility is being misinterpreted.
IT IS NOT NOW, OR NEVER WAS, THE INTENTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO ELIMINATE THE FLYING HEELS ARENA OR THE USE OF THAT ARENA BY ANY MEMBER OR GROUP OF THE PUBLIC.
While the Kremmling Memorial Hospital District has asked to utilize a 9.7 acre parcel of the 50-plus acres that are contained within our BLM Patent, and fit the public use criteria under that patent, their use will not interfere with the historic use of the Flying Heels Arena.
While one of the users of the Flying Heels Arena put forward an alternate plan, it was just that; an idea that was discussed with all the users with no other agenda other than to have full communication and input about the alternative. After the meeting with Flying Heels users, the hospital will not bring this idea forward and will in fact return to their original request to the Board of County Commissioners.
Hopefully, this letter will clear up the misinformation and rumors that have been circulating. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us or County Manager Lurline Underbrink Curran.
Gary Bumgarner, chairman
Nancy Stuart, commissioner
James Newberry, commissioner