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The saga of the Lazy B Ranch and Wranglers entertainment venue in Estes Park, Colo., came to an abrupt end last week, the Estes Park Trail-Gazette reported.

The Estes Park Town Board, acting on the advice of Town Attorney Greg White, voted 6-0 to approve the withdrawal of the Lazy B special-review application, to terminate last year’s conditional approval of the application, and to instruct town attorneys to seek dismissal of a related lawsuit.

Lazy B Ranch General Manager Michelle Oliver said Wednesday evening that the year-long effort to get the project approved “has been an exhausting ride.”

Despite disappointment, Oliver said she remains hopeful that the project can return in the future.

“Stay tuned,” she said. “I’m not giving up. I still have hopes and dreams but this (the application withdrawal) is where we are today.”

The Lazy B Ranch and Wranglers development proposal included a three-phase plan on a 5-acre site within the 30-acre Elk Meadow RV Resort property on the town’s west side. The plan called for a 750-person, 18,000-square-foot chuckwagon dinner and live entertainment facility, a 192-space parking lot, the widening of Mills Drive, the installation of a right-turn lane on Spur 66 onto Mills Drive, and landscaping.

The entertainment project’s principals were given a temporary permit to operate there in 2016.

However, the Lazy B Ranch project has been controversial from the beginning, fighting a continuous uphill battle against neighbors and businesses.

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