OAKLAND — Ever since Mildred Kanipe died 30 years ago and left her 1,100-acre ranch to Douglas County for a park, there’s been little agreement on how to maintain the property. The county said it didn’t have the money to nurture the ranch and restore Kanipe’s home, sheep and horse barns and buggy shed. The condition of Kanipe’s home, believed to have been built between 1865 and 1880, was so poor it was permanently closed to guests ages ago. On Friday evening, the county Parks Department will begin developing a management plan by holding a public meeting to solicit ideas …
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