Don Pinello, 78, owns much of the block between Cascade Avenue and Tejon Street from Fillmore to Taylor streets. Some of his two dozen area properties are highlighted below on a map from the El Paso County Assessor’s Web site.
Pinello is convinced a 25-foot strip of land on the northern border of his property was wrongly taken from the family in 1955 in a property line dispute. He is determined to prove that the courts, El Paso County officials and private surveyors have conspired to deprive his family of the land. This aerial photo from www.GoogleEarth.com shows the Pinello family home where he lives and the disputed strip.
Below is a copy of a two-page letter the El Paso County attorney’s office wrote Pinello explaining there is nothing more it can do to help him.