• Federal court orders opening of gates on Teaters Road as access legal dispute continues

    Posted on in category LocaltaggedBLM , Local , Ochocos , Politics , Public Land

    A federal district court decided to allow public and government use of Teaters Road. Learn more here.

    PRINEVILLE, Ore. (KTVZ) — A federal district court issued an order on May 17 requiring Waibel Ranches to allow the public and the government the use of Teaters Road, the Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday. The BLM’s Prineville District said it “is pleased to announce that the gates blocking Teaters Road were opened on Wednesday, June 1st, and will remain open, in line with the federal court’s order.”

    Teaters Road provides a direct connection between Highway 380 north to the BLM North Fork Crooked River area and the Ochoco National Forest. These areas provide numerous recreational opportunities and are important for timber production. Teaters Road…

  • SHOULD 400 ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND GO TO THORNBURGH RESORT?

    Posted on in category LocaltaggedAdvocacy , Cline Butte , Community , Public Land , State Lands

    Thornburgh Resort plans to develop 400 acres of public land by Cline Butte. Attend the public hearing TONIGHT. More details here.

    THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE LANDS WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    Next week, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) is reviewing a request to sell 400 acres of public land to the developers of Thornburgh Resort.

    The proposed resort has drawn widespread criticism from concerned residents across Central Oregon.

    Over the past year, there has been mounting alarm over the resort’s proposed water use (using up to 6 million gallons per day) and the effects on fish, wildlife, and nearby groundwater levels.

    Hundreds of you have participated in multiple Deschutes County land…