ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – Residents in Estes Park are continuing to fight to stop a mountainside roller coaster from being built in unincorporated Larimer County. An appeals hearing is underway after weeks of debate.

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In August, some neighbors told CBS4 they want to keep the land as open space and an amusement park development does not follow zoning codes.

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Residents also say there’s a conflict of interest because the owner of the property is a town trustee and the mayor pro-tem. Cody Walker says his family has been using the land for commercial horse rides since 1959.

Walker says the coaster will enhance the experiences he already offers.

LINKS: Appeal Of Use Classification | Estes Park Citizens Against The Slide

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