Forest Service won’t consider land swap

By John LaConte

MINTURN — A proposal would not be accepted if one were presented in a Meadow Mountain for Battle Mountain land swap, the Forest Service confirmed this week.White River National Forest District Ranger Dave Neely said he has informed the Battle Mountain Development Co. that the Forest Service does not think the idea, which was presented to the Minturn Town Council on June 3, is something they would be willing to enter into.“We thought it was in everyone’s best interest to let them know that we did not think a proposal of this complexity and something with a guaranteed high level …

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