Eagle County Commissioners Want Railroad Access

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) – The Union Pacific Railroad is asking Eagle County commissioners to hold off on an open space purchase until a dispute over railroad access is resolved.

County officials say they don’t need the railroad’s permission.

According to the Vail Daily, commissioners plan to spend $690,000 on property along the Colorado River for a public boat launch. The deal is scheduled to close Thursday.

The railroad’s lawyers said this is the first time they heard about it.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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