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/ Owner - July 3, 2012
  • Second Legacy Lodge case appealed to Wyoming Supreme Court February 9, 2024
    The Rafter J Ranch Homeowners Association is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision in a lawsuit over the future of the former Legacy Lodge building.  Monday’s appeal from HOA attorney Kevin Gregory marks the second case that has been taken to the high court regarding a 57-unit building in Rafter J.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Neither city nor county are responsible for Winchester Hills, 1st Filing roads (WY) October 11, 2023
    It is not the county’s or the city’s responsibility to maintain these roadways. This development was platted in 1979, and the final plat clearly states, “It will be the responsibility of the homeowners association to maintain the surfacing of the ‘paved roadways.'”   Read the article……………………………..
  • Insurer wins homeowners association ruling (WY) June 24, 2023
    A federal appeals court on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of the insurer in litigation filed by a homeowners association, ruling the association had filed its lawsuit too late, and had not established its bad faith claim.  Read the article………………………..
  • Gillette woman’s prison sentence commuted (WY) May 30, 2023
    The prison sentence of a Gillette woman convicted of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a homeowners association in the early 2000s has been reduced to time served, making her eligible for release.   Read the article………………………..
  • County hears first subdivision exemption request (WY) December 15, 2022
    The commissioners have heard their first request for an exemption to the county’s new rules for subdivisions over 35 acres in size. However, due to the need for more information, a decision has been tabled until January.   Read the article………………………..
  • As 3 Creek guzzles water, Jackson may increase rates for its most profligate consumers (WY) November 23, 2022
    Jackson town councilors were floored: In August the top 10 water consumers in one of the county’s largest golf club neighborhoods collectively used millions of gallons of water to feed their lawns.  The dampest of 3 Creek Ranch’s irrigation users each chugged between 251,000 and 600,000 gallons of water in August.    Read the article………………………..
  • Wyoming HOA charged with Fair Housing Act violation September 12, 2022
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) charged Spring Creek Homeowners Association, the governing body of approximately 131 residential housing units in Jackson, Wyo., with discriminating against two homeowners because of disability by imposing restrictions on their assistance animals and retaliating against them for filing a Fair Housing Act complaint.   Read the article………………………..  (subscription required for full story)
  • HUD charges Jackson homeowners association with disability discrimination (WY) July 20, 2022
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is charging Spring Creek Homeowners Association in Jackson, Wyoming, with disability discrimination.  According to a release issued on Tuesday, Spring Creek Homeowners Association is described as the governing body of some 131 residential housing units in Jackson. The release says that the association discriminated against two homeowners by “imposing restrictions on their assistance animals and retaliating against them for filing a Fair Housing Act complaint.”   Read the article………………………..
  • Commissioners hand off Legacy apartment details to HOA, developers, mediator (WY) May 25, 2022
    Commissioner Luther Propst brought forth the reconsideration and timeline, effectively pushing the next iteration of a conditional use permit to a collaboration between Stage Stop and the Rafter J HOA, instead of being worked by the county.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Commissioners renew Legacy decision, ask neighbors and developer to work out differences (WY) May 24, 2022
    Commissioner Luther Propst brought the reconsideration before the board Monday to hear the application again on Sept. 20. The application is expected to be substantially different, with conditions worked out between the historically at-odds Rafter J Homeowners Association and Stage Stop Inc.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Rafter J HOA posts timeline of interactions with Stage Stop (WY) March 15, 2022
    The email was sent during a period of increased tension, and now legal involvement, between the Rafter J HOA and Stage Stop over the new owners’ plans to use the old assisted living facility as workforce housing.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Rafter J residents say Hotel Jackson is housing workers in Legacy Lodge, HOA lawyer enters fray (WY) March 9, 2022
    Following a tense planning commission meeting Feb. 28, lawyer Kevin Gregory, representing the Rafter J Ranch Homeowners Association, sent a letter to Jill Arnold of Stage Stop Inc., asking for commitments from Stage Stop, the Darwiche’s company, to abide by the HOA’s private codes, covenants and restrictions by March 14.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Cheyenne small business owners struggle in neighborhood divide (WY) January 6, 2022
    When small business owner Krista Gallarado and her husband moved into Lunar View Estates in February, they never expected to be met with nearly a year of backlash from neighbors.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Road issue divides HOA (WY) September 20, 2021
    A new dispute has arisen within the Cody Ranchettes Homeowners Association subdivision, this time regarding a road surface.  A divide is splitting homeowners, with some supporting and others opposing a road paving project on the gravel Rolling Hills Drive, as well as Tanager and Partridge lanes.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Homeowner told to stop feeding wildlife (WY) March 10, 2021
    A longtime resident of the Solitude subdivision has been officially warned that her backyard moose feeding operation violates Teton County zoning regulations and that an enforcement case may unfold if she doesn’t stop.   Read the article……………………………….
  • Neighborhoods routinely ban small home child cares despite demand (WY) January 27, 2021
    The larger issue is that Homeowners Associations, HOAs, consider child care to be a commercial activity, and commercial activity is forbidden within most communities governed by an HOA per their Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).   Read the article………………………………
  • Access spat divides South Jackson (WY) May 13, 2020
    Across from the gate is the under-development Pine Glades neighborhood, a mix of upscale and affordable townhomes. The no-trespassing signs, marking that the road is private, have fed malcontent from neighbors who’d grown accustomed to a cohesive neighborhood and being able to pass through the property on walkabouts to access Snow King and its trail network.   Read the article………………………….
  • Town, county agree to $1.3M in loans for failing roofs (WY) October 26, 2019
    Town and county officials agreed Thursday to pay up to $1.29 million in loans to fix failing roofs at Melody Ranch Townhomes.  The county will pay for 55% of the loan, and the town will pay for 45%. The $1,292,800 will primarily come from fees collected from developers.    Read the article………………………….
  • Rolling Hills HOA paint spat settled (WY) August 26, 2019
    The paint has finally dried on a homeowners association dispute on Rolling Hills Drive.  It was recently announced the Cody Ranchettes Homeowners’ Association has agreed to settle with Kelly and Debra Hennessy over a 1-½-year-long dispute regarding the exterior paint on their house.    Read the article……………………..
  • Homeowners’ association settles suit over paint scheme, pays Cody couple $5,000 (WY) August 15, 2019
    After a more than yearlong fight with their homeowners’ association over the colors they used to repaint their house, a rural Cody couple has agreed to a new color scheme — and to stop posting signs antagonizing the HOA. Meanwhile, to settle Kelly and Debra Hennessys’ claim that they were unfairly targeted by the Cody Ranchettes Homeowners’ Association, the HOA’s insurer agreed to pay the couple $5,000.   Read the article………………………
  • Trial dates set for Cody Ranchettes house dispute (WY) January 16, 2019
    A Cody home and its owners have recently become the centerpiece of a colorful legal battle involving that house’s exterior paint and an unwillingness to cooperate with homeowners’ association demands to alter it.  Read the article……………………….
  • Dispute over house painting heads to court (WY) August 4, 2018
    A bitter dispute between a rural Cody homeowners’ association and one of its members — over a multicolor paint scheme — has spilled over into Park County’s District Court.  Last month, the Cody Ranchettes Homeowners’ Association asked a judge to order Kelly and Debra Hennessy to stop painting their house on Rolling Hills Drive, east of Cody.  The Hennessys, 13-year residents of the subdivision, have been painting the boards of their home four alternating colors: cafe gray, maroon rust, walnut ...
  • Casper-Area Man Pleads Guilty in Beating Case (WY) May 17, 2018
    Prosecutors say Miller, who lived in the 5000 block of Okeepa at the time of the crime, was president of the homeowner’s association and had an “ongoing battle” with the victim regarding the condition of the victim’s rented property.  On Nov. 26, Miller allegedly went over to the victim’s house and urinated in the victim’s generator. An argument ensued, and the victim then went back inside his house.  Miller reportedly picked up a wooden post and used it to break ...
  • Doc’s dogs bark, bark, bark their master into court (WY) January 25, 2018
    “It’s so simple. That’s the pathetic part of it,” Becker said. “All he has to do is train his dogs.”  But Becker, who’s the president of his neighborhood homeowners association, isn’t confident that a trial will result in a solution.  “You’d think it would be embarrassing enough for him to do something,” Becker said. “You can talk to anyone within 300 yards and they’ll tell you the same story.”   Read the article…………….
  • Copperleaf dispute settled (WY) November 20, 2013
    The county and Copperleaf have settled their legal dispute about water use at the Wapiti subdivision, and claims on both sides have been dismissed. An order of dismissal without prejudice was submitted last month for the county’s case against Copperleaf Homeowners Association.   Read more……..
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