Monthly Archives: August 2011

Join us this Saturday, September 3rd for a BSU Bronco Tailgate and live game coverage!  Come watch the 6th rated  Boise State Bronocs beat the Bulldogs out of the SEC on the big screen!  Tailgate to be hosted on the Canoe Grill Patio from 4pm to 6pm. Game to be viewed on the big screen inside the Canoe Grill from 6pm to 10pm. Food will be served from 4pm to 8pm; drinks from 4pm to 10pm. Wear your Bronco gear!

For the THIRD straight month, a local title company reports NO NEW notices of default for properties in Tamarack Resort!   This is another great sign of recovery and stabilization within Tamarack.  There are currently only 3 bank owned properties in Tamarack actively listed.  Contact me at for more information!

You have only 9 more days to lock in your 2011-2012 Season Pass rates for skiing/riding at Tamarack Resort this upcoming season.  Go to and reserve your season pass on line.  You can even just pay the $49 down to lock in the rate NOW.  So, what are you waiting for???   Season Pass Sale ends 8/31/11.

Join us for a  Beach Party this Saturday, August 20, from 6pm to 9pm (food from 6pm to 8pm). Cost for the all-you-can-eat beach buffet, which includes roasted pig, hamburgers, hot dogs, macaroni salad, fruit salad, and more, is $20 for adults and $12 for kids.  Includes taxes, but  beer and soda is extra.  Listen to the tunes of our DJ, James Orr.  There will also be a 100 foot slip ‘n slide, volleyball net, beach balls, kiddie sand pit, and more!   Located on the deck of the Canoe Grill in Discovery Square.  See  you there!

Banc of America questions conditions placed on building permit

The Star-News

August 4, 2011

The removal of two Tamarack Resort ski lifts owned by Banc of America Leasing & Capital will not happen until at least after Sept. 6.

That is the date Valley County commissioners will hear an appeal of the Valley County Planning & Zoning Commission decision to place conditions on the removal of the lifts.

Banc of America Leasing & Capital owns the Buttercup and Wildwood ski lifts at the resort and has obtained a court order to remove them.

B of A wants to sell the lifts to another ski resort, although no buyer has been found.

P&Z commissioners decided July 18 that B of A only needed a building permit in order to remove the lifts rather than a conditional-use permit. However, the P&Z placed several conditions on the building permit.

The building permit was issued to Banc of America last week, but B of A attorneys appealed the P&Z conditions.

A condition of the permit allowed for the work to be stopped if the decision was appealed. That was one of the conditions challenged by B of A.

Other conditions appealed by Banc of America included

• No staging of ski lift removal activities on Tamarack’s private property. The lifts are located on state land leased by the resort.

• Requiring Federal Aviation Administration approval of flight plans for helicopters that would be used to remove the lift towers and other lift equipment.

• An operating plan has to be provided to the Tamarack Municipal Association, the association of homeowners at the resort.

• Banc of America’s contractor should comply with requirements of construction permit applications with the resort.

• Banc of America should comply with all previous conditions placed on the resort’s planned unit development.

B of A is claiming many of the conditions were either vague or unnecessary.

TMA officials sent Banc of America officials guidelines for construction at the resort last week, but have not had a reply from Banc of America, TMA attorney Stephen Lord said.

“We don’t dispute they own the lifts and as long as they remove them in a way that is respectful we know there’s nothing we can do to stop them,” Lord said.

If the Buttercup and Wildwood lifts are removed, the resort will still have five working ski lifts. The two lifts in dispute were not used by the TMA during last winter’s operation of the ski area.

Tamarack Municipal Association also attempted to appeal the decision, but was too late in turning in its appeal last week.

The appeal was delivered at 5:09 p.m. Thursday, nine minutes after the deadline, and it was rejected, Valley County P&Z Administrator Cynda Herrick said.

“TMA did not need to file an appeal as it received most of the conditions it wanted in the issuance of the building permit,” Lord said Tuesday. “TMA’s late appeal was only protective in case (Banc of America Leasing & Capital) did not appeal.”

For the 2nd straight month, a local title company reports NO NEW notices of default for properties in Tamarack Resort!  As with my prior blog a few weeks ago, this is another great sign of recovery and stabilization within Tamarack.

Well that, and another 8 offers submitted this past week for my clients!

  (information provided by Valet Vacation Rentals)

The next few weeks at Tamarack Resort will be loaded with fun things to do!

Friday, Aug 5:  James Orr –  FREE live music on the Terrace at The Lodge at Osprey Meadows

Friday, Aug 12: Haven Snow  – FREE live music on the Terrace at The Lodge at Osprey Meadows

Saturday, August 20th  BEACH PARTY!!!  DJ, roasted pig, beach food, volleyball, slip-n-slide, limbo contest and more.  Party will be hosted on the Canoe Grill Patio from 5PM to 9PM.  Food will be served from 6PM to 8PM.  Prizes – wear your favorite beach and Hawaiian clothing.

Saturday, September 3th:  Bronco Tailgate Party and Viewing.  Come watch Boise State beat the University of Georgia on the big screen at the Canoe Grill.  Tailgate 3PM – 6PM.  Bar open from 3PM to 10PM. Food Service from 6PM to 10PM. Wear your Bronco gear and show your support!

Saturday, September 17th:  Western all-you-can-eat BBQ, please call for reservations and menu/prices.  Live country music, western food and perhaps even some line dancing and prizes.  Located on The Terrace at The Lodge at Osprey Meadows.

Call Morel’s 208-325-1013 for more information, pricing and reservations.

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