Telluride, Colo. (AP) A Hollywood producer and director responsible for many Jim Carrey hits such as "Liar, Liar'' and “Bruce Almighty'' helped Telluride in its effort to buy a 570-acre parcel of land and preserve it as open space.
The land's owner, Neal Blue, says through an attorney that the fight isn't over yet.
Tom Shadyac donated $2 million to help the town council and valley floor preservation partners reach their goal of $50 million dollars to buy the land on the north side of town.
Telluride is using eminent domain to acquire the land and a jury in February valued the land at $50 million and gave officials until May 21st to come up with the money. Officials had raised $26 million. Donors sold personal items, refinanced homes and wrote checks to raise the money.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.