Ritter Forms Recreation vs. Private Property Rights Task Force

In June, Governor Bill Ritter announced an agreement to end the dispute between two commercial rafting outfitters and a private landowner along Colorado’s Taylor River that prompted a heated legislative battle this past session. The accord prompted the pulling of an estimated 24 different ballot measures on the issue from the November slate. Instead, Ritter will convene a task force under the auspices of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources that will develop a “framework for resolving future disputes” and make its recommendations to Ritter’s office by Dec. 31.