Val Kilmer's Bed and Breakfast Plans Foiled By Angry Neighbors
According to the WSJ, Kilmer's neighbors want an apology. Kilmer for his part has said he was misquoted. At a hearing last month on Kilmer's application locals demanded an apology and the county attorney, Jesus Lopez said that Kilmer's comments about the area and a later quote about veterans being "borderline criminal or poor ... wretched kids" represent a "clear and present danger threatening public safety."
Gallery: Val Kilmer's Pecos River Ranch
The San Miguel County Commission has suggested to Kilmer that he step forward and set the record straight. The New Mexico ACLU has offered to represent Kilmer, asserting he he has the right to state his opinion without having his business interests threatened. A hearing is scheduled for June 23.
The ranch is located approximately 22 miles northeast of Santa Fe and has ample wildlife and a trail system that snakes throughout the property. It is located along a seven-mile stretch of the Pecos River which offers great opportunities for fishing. Last year in a video interview with KOB-TV Kilmer said that when he put the ranch up for sale he was not planning to leave the state. Kilmer said that he only listed the whole ranch to "try and attract a business partner for an idea I have about a sustainable, off-the-grid community." Back in 2006 he had also offered an 1,800 acre parcel of the ranch for $18 million.