While Park City leaders have gone on record saying they don't have a dog in the fight between Park City Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts and Talisker, the reality is they do - and sent a letter to both parties last week offering to help them settle their legal disagreements for the good of the entire community. Leslie Thatcher reports.
The two sides in the Park City ski resort fight have been ordered into mediation by Thursday District Judge Ryan Harris and now have until August 15th to see if they can reach a resolution.
In last week's oral argument the Park City Mountain Resort said it has tried over and over to find a resolution. At the same time, the attorney for Talisker Land Holdings and Vail offered what he said is a solution to the problem. Rick Brough has more.
With just days before a crucial court hearing, the Park City Mountain Resort is arguing that if the Third District Court authorizes an eviction from the ski mountain they've been using, it will be an injustice not only to them, but to many third parties that depend on the resort for economic survival.
Park City Muncipal does not have a seat at the negotiating table as Park City Mountain Resorts officials attempt to figure out how to keep the 50 year old resort open for the long term. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.
The day after Third District Judge Ryan Harris delivered his judgment on nine motions in the PCMR versus Talisker/Vail lawsuit, Park City's Mayor Jack Thomas and City Manager Diane Foster came in to the KPCW studios to sit down with Lynn Ware Peek and discuss how this will affect the town and the area. Their full interview follows.
Park City Mountain Resort had little good news Wednesday from Third District Judge Ryan Harris, who ruled against the Resort on virtually every claim and massive opinion.
He did leave one claim partially intact, however, saying the Resort can continue to litigate there.
The Resort says it suffered financial damages relating to the lease it held on the ski mountain owned by Talisker. Although the Resort missed a deadline to renew the lease in April 2011, Talisker didn't give notice for eight months that it considered the lease to be expired. Rick Brough has more.
As we've reported, in a major omnibus ruling issued Wednesday, Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled on nine motions in the lease dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail.
On virtually all issues, Judge Harris ruled in favor of Talisker Land Holdings, Vail Resorts, and their affiliates. In his 82-page opinion, the Judge laid down the history of the dipute, and the reasoning behind his decisions. Rick Brough has more.
Vail Resorts Wednesday won its Third District Court lawsuit against Park City Mountain Resort, which contended that PCMR failed to renew its lease on ski lands at the resort. The ruling on nine motions in the three-year old-case all favored Vail’s positions that PCMR’s lease is now expired. Vail has already served an eviction notice to PCMR, which has ignored the eviction.