Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Court Again Denies Red McCombs’ Plea to Approve Village at Wolf Creek

“The Forest Service cannot abdicate its responsibility to protect the forest…” For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 DENVER, CO –Yesterday, a Federal Court again rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture and the Forest Service to allow the controversial Village at Wolf Creek to go forward. The Village at Wolf Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange

Any future Village Proposal Must Address Development Impacts on the National Forest and Lynx For Immediate Release, May 19, 2017 Denver, CO — The Honorable Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch issued an Order today affirming that the Forest Service “failed to consider important aspects of the issues before them, offered Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Final Arguments, Filings Against Massive Development at Wolf Creek in Judge’s Hands

For Immediate Release, February 9, 2017 Groups Denied Access to Pubic Documents That Would Have Revealed Extent of Developer Influence Denver, CO — A coalition of conservation organizations, who have long been fighting to protect Wolf Creek Pass from a massive ill-conceived development, submitted final arguments and filings to Judge Read more…

A Canada lynx lumbers across Purgatory Resort Screenshot of video taken by Airrick Hix

The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild February 9, 2017 Canada lynx and ski resorts In late December, we all watched in awe as a Canada lynx lumbered across Purgatory Resort amid astonished skiers in broad daylight. For some, it was exciting, for others frightening, and for all, Read more…

Base of Alberta lift at Wolf Creek Ski area, near original site of proposed ski village. Courtesy: Jeremiah Larocco

Glitz and Glamour at Wolf Creek?

By: Erika Brown, Communications Manager, San Juan Citizens Alliance January 18, 2017 “It is, Pitch is most proud to say, the antithesis of the glitz and glamor he sees across Colorado’s ski country.” Seth Boster1 If you rely on sipping on a pumpkin latte before donning your heated boots and Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Opening Brief Filed in Lawsuit to Keep Wolf Creek Pass Wild

For Immediate Release: 9/30/16 Contacts: Matt Sandler, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, 303-579-5162 Travis Stills, Attorney, Energy and Conservation Law, 970-375-9231 Denver, Colorado – A coalition of conservation organizations filed an opening brief yesterday in the United States District Court of Colorado as part of their lawsuit to stop a controversial land exchange on Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Federal Judge Matsch: “Get the guts of the case before me.”

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild July 12, 2016 Last Friday, during a motions hearing on the Wolf Creek case, Friends of Wolf Creek asked Federal Judge Richard Matsch to compel the Forest Service to obtain and disclose records and billing statements from the contractors who Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service Continues to Withhold Records Related to Wolf Creek Decision

By: Tehri Parker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Wild May 11, 2016 It’s finally spring on Wolf Creek Pass and the air is filled with the sounds of songbirds, rather than bulldozers. This feat is due to the efforts of local residents, activists, philanthropists, and the Friends of Wolf Creek coalition who have Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Court Finds the Forest Service Continues to Violate the Freedom of Information Act regarding the Wolf Creek Access Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/29/16 Denver, CO — The United States District Court of Colorado has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to conduct further searches for documents pertaining to the decision to approve a controversial land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. “[T]he Court sees no reason to excuse Read more…

Wolf Creek Pass

PRESS RELEASE: Court Orders Forest Service to Disclose Documents on Wolf Creek Pass Decision

Denver, CO — The United States District Court of Colorado has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to fully disclose documents pertaining to its decision to approve a controversial land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. The Court ruled that the Forest Service did not search for public records, Read more…

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