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Conservancy lawsuit


November 25, 2014

Lassen County pays legal fees

to Mountain Meadows Conservancy


 December 8, 2010

Mountain Meadows Conservancy v Lassen County

Trial Starts December 15, 2010



 October 27, 2010


 August 27, 2010




Lawsuit 45938

Sierra Club, Mountain Meadows Conservancy & Sierra Watch File Lawsuit against Lassen County Supervisors








































June 20, 2010

Dyer Mtn. Owner Cannot Pay His Taxes

























































February 10, 2010



DYER MTN. OWNER & his cousin



This man owes money to TOO MANY PEOPLE (millions and millions and millions)

Tax Liens up the kazoo?

Is this man just a player? Michael Choo and his cousin David buy property to use as leverage on money owed on other property to leverage money owed on "other" property....and our laws allow him to do this.

Dyer Mountain Resort...highly unlikely now or in the future


December 22, 2009


July 15, 2008





























March 30, 2008


February 4, 2008

Dyer Mountain Associates claim that a deal was made with Creditors

No Sale Today at 2:00 PM

Foreclosure sale set for April 8

February 1, 2008

Dyer Mountain Associates attempt to delay the Foreclosure Sale on February 4, 2008

As of February 1, 2008, no Notice of Amendment to the Foreclosure Notice had been recorded with the Lassen County Recorder's office.

 The Dyer Mountain Associates needed to come up with more than $20 million dollars to stop the foreclosure, by 2/1/08.

December 17, 2007


Public Auction for Dyer Mountain property on February 4, 2008

Dyer Mountain Associates website

Is the DMA just another Real Estate Speculator?



November 17, 2007

Do The Dyer Mountain Associates Face Foreclosure?

October 30, 2007

Sierra Watch Asks Court to Overturn County Decision on Dyer Mtn. Resort

September 25, 2007

Lassen County Board of Supervisors approve the Dyer Mountain EIR

There will be no smooth sailing, however. The lawsuits against the DMA partners continue and environmentalists vow to continue their fight to stop the development

September 22, 2007


More troubles for Dyer Mountain Associates as Lassen Board of Supervisors considers approval of EIR

Full Complaint

Board of Supervisors approval of the long awaited EIR may be a moot point

September 20, 2007

More Dyer Mountain Associates lawsuits

Duryea v Waters

Waters v Duryea

Full Complaint

September 11, 2007

Briar Tazuk sues Dyer Mountain Associates

Full Complaint

This reads like a novel......

August 7, 2007


Lassen County Board of Supervisors delays approval of Dyer EIR for 30 more days



June 26, 2007

June 19, 2007




































June 7, 2007

In 2000, 62% of Lassen County "Voters"


 approved the  Dyer Mountain Four Season Resort in Westwood, CA

Now.........given that seven years have past and absolutely nothing has been done on this resort except intentional delays with the EIR....what can the public really expect the project to be?

It's not going to be what you expected it to be......that's for  absolute certainty !!!!!!


May 2, 2007

Lassen County announces that the Dyer Mountain Resort EIR is done.....

....don't expect it to be released this year or next year or.....

The Dyer Mountain Associates lack of appropriate funding to move this project faster apparently has been the projects biggest failure. Will the project be allowed to just slip away in November/2007?

April 20, 2007



March 7, 2007

Sacramento Bee, 3/7/07

February 21, 2007

DMA's Gaylord Briggs, "When you are in the timber business you have an operating season you have to worry about and it only comes once a year"

January 23, 2007

California Department of Forestry may deny DMA Timber Harvest Plan

Bill Schultz, CDF Deputy Chief for Forest Practice, will take the full 15 days to review public comments before making a decision on the DMA timber harvest.  The THP does not allow for clearing timber for a ski resort.

CDF will accept public comments until 1/29/07 at CDF, 875 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96001 or for more information call at 530-225-2418


The DMA must file a TLCP (Timber-land Conversion Plan) to clear timber for their ski runs but the DMA, as yet, has never applied for a TLCP

The Honey Lake Maidu of Susanville, Mountain Meadows Conservancy, the Maidu Cultural and Development Group and Sierra Watch have objected to the timber harvesting.

The proposed timber harvesting does not appear to be for ski runs but just for profit.

January 10, 2007

New York based, "Dearheart Investments" Creates Foundation for the Betterment of Westwood

Dyer Mountain Associate Members sit on Foundation Board

December 5, 2006

More troubles for the Dyer Mountain developer 

Sierra Watch

November 23, 2006

Lassen County to Hire Special Counsel for Dyer Mountain "Development"

At the November 28, 2006 meeting the Lassen County Board of Supervisors proposes to hire environmental attorney Richard L. Crabtree from Chico. Dyer Mountain Resort is referred to as a "development". It is no longer referred as a "four season resort". Dyer Mountain Associates has hired an environmental law firm, AK Land Law, out of Sacramento.

The DMA requested and received permission to divide its land on and around Dyer Mountain in Westwood, into parcels to hopefully sell to developers.

It appears that the Dyer Mountain Associates has never produced enough capital to proceed with the resort on their own. 


November 1, 2006

Are these "rumors"?

The Dyer Mountain Associates are now throwing up their own roadblocks for this project. Why would there need to be EIR's for each phase when they have stated that there will be NO PHASES?

"Each phase of the development will require a new EIR"  ??? STICK A FORK IN IT, IT'S DONE

Lassen County Times, October 31, 2006



























October 19, 2006


The Dyer Mountain Associates actually proposed that Lassen County finance the infrastructure (roads, sewer, water, schools, fire and police protection, libraries, ambulance services, parks, museums, etc.) through the Mello-Roos Community Facilities District Act of 1982. This Act allows any county, city, special district or joint powers authority to establish a Mello-Roos Community Facilities District(a "CFD"). If formed, would allow the County (or the public) to finance Dyer Mountain Resorts infrastructure and services.

If a CFD was approved, a Special Tax Lien is placed against each property in the CFD. In other words, each person that bought property from Dyer Mountain Associates would automatically have a Special Tax Lien on their property. This tax would be due on an annual basis until the money is paid off.  The CFD for the Dyer Mountain project would require the County to sell Municipal Bonds to fund the improvements.

A CFD, by law, would be entitled to recover expenses needed to form such a district, but the County CAO has recommended that the Lassen County Board of Supervisors not take this action.

September 13, 2006

Four of  the Lassen County Supervisors agree that no communication with Plumas County is necessary on the Dyer Mtn. Resort EIR

September 19 meeting cancelled

Supervisor Chapman has been advocating a meeting between the two counties on the Dyer Mtn. Resort. This resort will have a huge impact on both counties. With Jim Chapman absent, at the 9/12/06 meeting, the remaining Lassen County Supervisors decide that they will not meet with the Plumas County Supervisors prior to their vote on the Dyer Mtn. Resort EIR.

Supervisor Pyle led the opposition, to not having this meeting, and took advantage of the fact that Supervisor Chapman was not in attendance. 

Dyer Mountain Associates have had six years to move forward on the concept of a four season mountain resort in Westwood. The project remains just a concept with the EIR's approval still pending. 

September 12, 2006

Plumas County and Lassen County plan to Meet on Dyer Mtn. Resort

A joint meeting, between the Plumas County Board of Supervisors and the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, has been planned for September 19, 2006 (at 6:00 PM) at  Memorial Hall, 500 Stone Avenue,  in Chester. 

This map shows the East entrance to Chester from Susanville on Hwy 36. Approximately 36 miles from Susanville

September 9, 2006


*note: "dooooped" is not a real word, so don't look it up in your dictionary. It is spelled this way for phonetic effect only.

Is the DMA just another Real Estate Speculator?

September 7, 2006

   Lassen County Planning Commission Meets to Vote on Dyer Mountain Resort  "Parcel Map" Recommendation 9/6/06

Now Dyer Mountain Associates "Plan", is to sell the thirteen  parcels, (of their property in Westwood) to individual developers and seeks approval from Lassen County.

Aaron Albaugh chaired the public hearing (left), also present Commissioner Mark Totten (center), Commissioner Bob Beckett (right), (Commissioners Toni Poulsen and Fred Mallory were absent).  




The public that attended the 9/6/06 meeting was not happy with the non-responsiveness of the Commissioners. Joe Bertotti attempted to answer a few questions after being prodded by the audience.




Joe Bertotti, (center) member of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)


On 9/5/06, the Lassen County Times gives wrong information on meeting



DMA Requests Approval of Parcel Map, in order to sell-off property

Dyer Mountain four season resort remains only a CONCEPT  after six years

Link to 9/6/06 Community Development Memorandum (Option 1 & 2)

The Commission voted for " Option I" of the Memorandum. 

DMA Parcel Map



When the Dyer Mountain Resort was approved by voters in 2000, it was a much different concept

The voters approved the 4,000 Acre property to be rezoned as a "Mountain Resort" and 3,000 Acres to remain a (TPZ) Timber producing zone. 

The DMA told the voters that they had grand plans to build this  four season resort themselves 


The Dyer Mountain four season resort remains only a CONCEPT  after six years. It appears that the new investors are just real estate speculators. They paid approximately $5,000 an acre and will triple or quadruple that when or if  the land is parceled out to developers.  



The original project was to be done in Phases. These "Phases" included the development of three golf courses, a hotel, ski lift, restaurant and lots for private homes. The "Phases" were eliminated when the project ran into funding problems. 

The DMA experienced a change in leadership in 2005 and the new DMA management group purchased the property which they had been leasing. 

Now it appears that the DMA (Dyer Mtn. Associates) will ask the Board of Supervisors to approve a "Parcel Map" that includes thirteen (13) parcels (Parcel 1 is zoned TPZ, 2995 Acres of Timber)

The DMA does not provide the plans for any infrastructure because that will be the responsibility of the Developers who purchase each of the parcels. 

Doug Kline, Dyer Mtn. Associates representative, shows the Commission the "Parcel Map"

What will Westwood end up with?

 Answer: Falsely inflated property values and an unknown development in their backyard.

September 4, 2006

Lassen County Planning Commission will hold public hearing on Dyer Mountain Resort EIR on 9/6/06

What part will  "Plumas County"  play  in  the Four Season Resort plans?

The Lassen County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on September 6, 2006 at 2:30 PM in the Board of Supervisors Chambers (707 Nevada, Susanville) in order to give the Lassen County Board of Supervisors a recommendation on the Dyer Mountain Resort in Westwood, California.