Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Texas billionaire brothers reach out to Idaho leaders; one sale for access in the works


January 23 2017
By Rocky Barker

Representatives for two Texas billionaires who have purchased more than 200,000 acres of land in Idaho have reached out to state and county leaders to improve relations.

Representatives for DF Development, the Cisco, Texas, company owned by Farris and Dan Wilks, met with House Speaker Scott Bedke and Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz in November.

And Valley County is about to complete the purchase of a 4.2-acre parking lot and trailhead owned by DF Development.

The parking lot will serve snowmobilers, four-wheelers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and others using the public trail system between Smith’s Ferry and Cascade. The purchase is expected to close in February...

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/letters-from-the-west/article128240494.html#storylink=cpy

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