Residents file petition in First District Court to stop Cherry Peak Ski Area

<strong>RICHMOND—</strong>A group of local residents have gone to court in an attempt to stop construction of a ski resort one mile east of Richmond.  In a news release Monday, spokesman Dan Miller said the group has filed a petition in Utah’s First District Court claiming the Cache County Planning Commission used flawed evidence to support its approval of the resort’s conditional use permit last February.  

The permit was approved for Logan Checketts of Dayton, Idaho who filed for the permit in order to build a ski resort on 270 acres of land in Cherry Creek Canyon in the foothills of Richmond. The petition asserts that the project is incompatible with the adjacent Richmond Wildlife Management Area.

Miller said the appeal is supported by the Bear River Watershed Council based in Richmond and the Western Wildlife Conservancy based in Salt Lake City.

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