The buyer of Windstar Foundation’s 957 acre Old Snowmass property (bought by singer John Denver for the foundation in the late 1970’s) has been reputedly identified by Aspen Journalism through public records and some calculated journalist deductions. Records indicate that the right hand man of Texas oil billionaire Jeff Hildebrand, Doug Kelly, is named in the statement of authority for Five Valley Farm, LLC the purchaser of the Windstar property for $8.5M in April 2013. Hillebrand, founder, chairman and CEO of HilCorp Energy Co, owns the 203 acres immediately adjacent to the Windstar property under his Aspen Mesa LLC in which Kelly is named as vice-president. In that position, Kelly has been actively representing Hillebrand’s interests in front of Pitkin County for various land use approvals including a new 5,000 sq ft barn and a precisely leveled 47 acres to be used as a polo field.

Link to article By Brent Gardner-Smith, AJ – Aspen Journalism

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