The Antelope Butte Foundation continues to receive support from across northern Wyoming in its efforts toward reopening the Antelope Butte Ski Area, and after about a year of work in forming a nonprofit strategy a big deadline is about two weeks away.
Foundation Board Member, Mark Weitz, updates us on what has taken place since we last talked.
They've been given a February 17 deadline to submit a Special Use Permit and other paperwork. Perhaps more importantly, they must then begin to demonstrate financial resources. Weitz explained where they sit after meeting with Big Horn National Forest's Bill Bass on Monday.
ABF has received pro bono legal help from Denver-based firm Hogan Lovells, Ana Gutierrez has helped ABF through the process in terms of what is required of them in the timeline. The date in two weeks will begin a schedule of future financial deadlines, scaling upward to eventually finance reopening the ski area as a nonprofit. It all leads up to the foundation's planned December reopening date, and they've set another public meeting to spread the word about the need for support. All of this information will be explained in further detail at the meeting Wednesday.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, February 8 in the Black Tooth Brewery's meeting hall. They will open the room at 6:30 pm for socializing and the presentation should start around 7:30. Anyone interested is welcome.