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October 17, 2011

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NPS Puts Turners' Triangle X Contract out for Bid with No Renewal Preference

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NPS Puts Turners' Triangle X Contract out for Bid with No Renewal Preference

After 85 years of operating the family’s historic Triangle X Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the National Park Service, with support from the Director John Jarvis, is putting the contract to operate the Moose WY ranch out for bid.  Previously, the Turners have had preferential right to renew the contract.  Even the National Park Service admitted the Turner’s have performed well.  In the prospectus the minimum franchise fee is more than triple the current fee and NPS is requiring $10 million minimum liability insurance.  Triangle X is the only working dude ranch in the NPS system and the offering to operate the ranch is likely to attract a lot of attention given the stunning location with wide views of the Grand Tetons.  A lawsuit aimed at stopping NPS from removing the Turners from the property was filed today in U.S. District Court in Wyoming.

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