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Old 04-08-2010   #1
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Lawmakers Object To Proposed Rafting Settlement - Taylor River

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Talks between a Taylor River landowner and a rafting company won't affect legislation defining the rights of rafting firms to use private Colorado waterways, a state lawmaker said Wednesday.

"Let me be direct and clear. Legislators can and will introduce legislation as they see fit and cannot and will not be part of any outside agreement," House Majority Leader Paul Weissmann, D-Louisville, said in a letter to attorneys for both sides.


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Marcus Lock, an attorney for Shaw -- who bought lots on both sides of the Taylor River to build the resort -- said Mark Schumacher, owner of Three Rivers Resort, which offers rafting trips on the river, asked for money and property in exchange for agreeing not to raft the river.

Lock said Schumacher wanted Shaw to give him $750,000 and a lot valued at $2.9 million before he would sign an agreement. Schumacher also wanted both sides to work to kill any legislation regulating the industry, Lock said.

Schumacher said he thought Lock was asking how much it would cost to buy his company, which he valued at about $3 million.

Schumacher made his request at a meeting at Schumacher's resort on March 29, Lock said.
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The attorney said Schumacher did very little rafting on the river last year and that Shaw was offering to cover the cost of lost business, even though Shaw thinks rafters should pay him for using private property.
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Here is the facebook page for Three Rivers in case anyone is interested.

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I'll stop rafting the Taylor for $2.9m!!!

Hey, we all have our price...
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yea, I hope that was a mistake. That would be a serious WTF if shumaker was willing to sell out the cause
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I know Mark, and can say with 100% certainty that those assertions are pure bullshit.
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Lock said he drew up the contract at Ritter's request and that rafting firms turned it down. But Ritter's chief of staff, Jim Carpenter, said Ritter wasn't aware of any financial offer.
Sure seems interesting indeed.
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