Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Resort quiet about future

Mayor says he was given assurances there are no concerns


By BRENNAN REGO
Express Staff Writer

Sun Valley Resort officials have said the resort, above, will continue to be owned by the family of longtime owner Earl Holding, who died last month. Express file photo

    Following the April 19 death of Sun Valley Co. owner Earl Holding at age 86, the resort has declined to elaborate on sparse comments concerning its future.
    “The resort is and will continue to be owned by the Holding family,” resort spokesman Jack Sibbach said last month after Holding’s death.
    However, Sibbach declined then to elaborate on what the family’s plans for the resort might be. In the last two weeks, resort officials—including General Manager Tim Silva—have not responded to requests from the Idaho Mountain Express for a statement about the future management of the resort.
    At a Sun Valley City Council meeting on May 2, Mayor Dewayne Briscoe said he represented the city at a memorial for Holding in Salt Lake City on April 26, where he spoke briefly about the resort’s future with one of Holding’s three children. He declined to reveal whether he talked with Anne, Kathleen or Stephen Holding.
    “‘Rest assured, there’s no concern,’ that person said,” Briscoe said.
    Holding, also owner of Utah-based Sinclair Oil Corp., is survived most immediately by his wife, Carol, their three children and their spouses, and 12 grandchildren. He purchased Sun Valley Co. in 1977 for $12 million from then-owner Bill Janss.
Brennan Rego: brego@mtexpress.com




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