Tamarack to close next week

West-central Idaho resort to close due to judges decision.

This resort was first conceived as Valbois then Westrock, and now Tamarack. From the beginning people questioned whether there was funding to back up the plans.

At the time it was being proposed Governor, and now former Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, along with other Republican politicians wanted it to be a success so they gave it the thumbs up to use state lands.

President George W. Bush visited the resort while on vacation days before Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. Presumably Kempthorne asked to become Secretary of Interior during his visit with him.

Marine One flew right by my home on the way to the resort. I presume they didn’t see my reaction.

Tamarack to close next week
Idaho Statesman

N. Idaho timberland eyed for luxury homes

Proposal is one of many showing developers have learned nothing-

Although this won’t fly in the current economy, developers around the country are still proposing more of the same for the future when the economy improves.

Where I live (Pocatello, Idaho) the local developers are making a big effort to gut the new county land use plan to fulfill their dreams of urban sprawl from Idaho to the Utah border.

Story on the North Idaho development. N. Idaho timberland eyed for luxury homes. AP

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Here’s what going on in Bannock County, Idaho (Pocatello area). The realtors are a real ugly crew. Sparks fly at county meeting. Idaho State Journal.