E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Wednesday Apr. 23, 2014
Family Loses Ranch After Resort Plans Rejected
Owner Tom Maclay envisioned 3,000-acre ranch near Lolo as the base of a ski resort
MISSOULA — The Missoula County sheriff has turned the deed of a family ranch envisioned as the base of a ski resort over to Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Met Life foreclosed on a $23 million mortgage on the 3,000-acre ranch in 2009 and then bought the ranch at a sheriff's auction in February 2012.

Owner Tom Maclay had a one-year deadline to redeem the loan from Met Life. Sheriff Carl Ibsen signed a sheriff's deed over to Met Life Agricultural Investments on Feb. 27.

Maclay wanted to lease 11,000 acres of public land in the Lolo National Forest for the resort and use his family's ranch for the base area, including housing.

The U.S. Forest Service twice rejected Maclay's plans.

The Missoulian reports Met Life's plans for the property are unclear.
No comments have been posted for this article.

Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown6h
Governor Weighs in on Barry Beach Clemency Application | Flathead Beacon http://t.co/MPQ0KXsiEc
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish9h
Grappling with Technology Demands, Kalispell Schools Seek Funding Boost http://t.co/cy4o52myFO
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy7h
MT Gov. Steve Bullock sends letter to Parole Board, largely supportive of Barry Beach's petition for commutation of sentence. #mtpol
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott12h
Meet the law firm behind W.R. Grace and scores of other notable Montana cases. http://t.co/PXTGJGoYdH
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines6h
Governor Weighs in on Barry Beach Clemency Application http://t.co/fePORvxmT4