Documents obtained honestly, residents say |

Documents obtained honestly, residents say

KEYSTONE – Statements from a former Vail Resorts official claiming that a group of Keystone homeowners had clandestinely obtained confidential information related to the Keystone Village Association from the company has those homeowners crying foul.

Because the homeowners would be KVA members should the resort revive the organization, they had the right under Colorado law to view the documents, said homeowner and attorney Doug Turner.

Turner said he was one of the homeowners cited by Jack Wolfe, former Vail Resorts vice president of development for Summit County, in a July 2 article in the Summit Daily News. Vail Resorts owns Keystone Resort.

“Somehow, some way, some disgruntled homeowners have gotten their hands on these documents,” Wolfe said.

That hardly paints a true picture, Turner said.

“The bottom line is they said, “Fine. Come on in and take a look at the documents we have,'” he said.

Turner said resort officials arranged for the group to view the documents, which they placed in a box on a table after offering the group refreshments.

“Then they actually even showed us how to use the copy machine,” he said. “So to phrase it in a way that it looks like we surreptitiously came upon these documents wasn’t, I think, telling it how it really was.”

A letter from Vail Resorts attorney Michael Shomo to Keystone homeowner Craig Suwinski dated January 28, 2003, seems to corroborate the homeowners claims.

“I am forwarding with this letter a copy of all Keystone Village Association records that, in addition to the records forwarded to you by letter dated Jan. 17, 2003, exist and that you are entitled to inspect and copy pursuant to your demand,” Shomo wrote.

Resort officials declined to comment on the matter.

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