Denver Magazine 5280 Writes about Bobby Ginn, Minturn, and Battle Mountain’s Toby Tobin provided input for this in-depth article by Patrick Doyle

Palm Coast, FL – June 3, 2011 – As part of its continuing coverage of Ginn-LA (Bobby Ginn and Lubert-Adler), has written of their plans for a private ski/golf resort in Minturn, CO near Vail. Ginn-LA purchased Battle Mountain for $32.75 million in 2004. They bribed the nearby mining town of Minturn to annex 4,300 acres by promising $180 million for improvements to the town and benefits to its residents. The town’s annual budget was only $1.25 million at the time.
The June issue of Denver’s 5280 Magazine has an in-depth article covering the history of Battle Mountain from its mining past to the project’s downsizing and its current hiatus. Bobby Ginn and Lubert-Adler have parted. The Ginn name is no longer associated with Battle Mountain. Lubert-Adler has found a new development partner for Battle Mountain; Crave Real Estate.
Senior editor Patrick Doyle wrote the article. I provided him with background information on Bobby. A few of my quotes are preserved (on pages 4 and 5) in this excellent piece.

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  1. evelyn palmeri
    evelyn palmeri says:

    Denver Magazine 5280 Writes about Bobby Ginn, Mint

    … and you know darn well that if Bobby Ginn showed up at another county commission meeting, commissioners and elected officials from Palm Coast and Flagler Beach would trip over themselves to kiss his ring.

  2. George Meegan
    George Meegan says:

    Keep the ball rolling

    You can’t argue with success, has turned to you can’t argue with failure in many places that Bobby was involved.

    The quietness of undisturbed nature is now the quietness of the the ears that listened to the Ginn hype. With life going on for those that saw the flash in the pan of Bobby as just a flash in the pan, nothing changes. But not for the gold seekers that still want for the hope of a nugget big enough to set them up for life. That’s how Bobby operated, loading the mine with gold and letting the glare blind you. We still suffer, here in Palm Coast, from the Ginn factor, as officials dream up ways to spend tax payer money on projects that are only for there ego. The Bull Dog Drive is probably the biggest example of this, with it’s over spending to the tune of $10,000,000 on an entrance to a private develpement called the Town Center. The tax payers are the ones footing this bill, so the politicians can fell like Bobby. They must know that we can see past the glare of the gold, and see only fools,that have no grasp on reality. That being time to stop spending, before we are known as Ginn City.

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