As of Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Wilks Brothers, billionaires from Texas, have purchased 38,000 acres of Idaho County. Traditional recreation access, by permission of the previous landowners, has gone bye-bye. Commissioner Chmelik has dismissed local concerns with the published statement: “As long as they (the Wilks Brothers) pay their taxes, I’m not worried.”
Now, connect the dots … and substitute “WPT” for “the Wilks Brothers” and you get a pretty good picture of Mr. Chmelik’s narrow privatization agenda for Idaho County. Hmmm.
P.S. Who cares enough to take on the Chmelik Challenge in the 2016 primary?