January 2010

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Winter Olympics, auction in fortnight

Winter Olympics, auction in fortnight

The Winter Olympics are just 15 days away. And although alpine site Whistler/Blackcomb (and Snowshoe) would have suffered the ignominy of learning that they could be sold off in a foreclosure auction amid the games due to the failure of parent company Fortress Investment Group to make a $524 million loan payment last month, the [...]

Some say quarry proposal threatens Snowshoe

Some say quarry proposal threatens Snowshoe

A proposal to expand a quarry at the foot of Snowshoe has enraged some tourism businesses and created a 2-1 split on the County Commission, according to a story in the Pocahontas Times, which first broke the news January 13. The fear is that the million annual tons of limestone to get hauled out of [...]

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