Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

“Village” Goes Back to the Drawing Board Entirely New Development Proposal in the Works

In what we hope will be the final chapter in McCombs’ proposed 10,000-person “Village” at Wolf Creek debacle, the Rio Grande National Forest officially cancelled the new EIS for the project on February 12, 2009. Ten years after Colorado Wild’s original objection to a proposed access route through the ski Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service Grants Extension to Public Comment Period

UPDATE: The Forest Service granted Colorado Wild’s request for an extension of the public comment period for the “Village” on Tuesday October 7th. The agency has requested a new development plan from McCombs, and will share the new plan with the public once it is received. This is great news Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service Suspends “Village” EIS Process Project on Hold Yet Again

Holding true to its promise to the public, the U.S. Forest Service yesterday officially suspended the Village at Wolf Creek Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. The agency had not received an updated development plan from the developer Red McCombs, and determined it was appropriate to simply shelve the EIS process Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Friends of Wolf Creek Win Reconsideration of the “Village” at Wolf Creek

The Friends of Wolf Creek celebrated a monumental victory on February 19, 2008. Culminating 16 months of legal wrangling, the U.S. Forest Service and developer Red McCombs agreed to go back to the drawing board and complete a fair and unbiased Environmental Impact Statement for the controversial development proposed at Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Court Suspends “Village” Construction

On October 16th, US Federal District Judge Kane issued a 10 day Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) ceasing road construction and other activities related to the proposed Village at Wolf Creek. After negotiating with the other parties, we reached an agreement this week converting this Order into a Preliminary Injunction (PI) Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Judge Halts Proposed “Village” at Wolf Creek — No Construction to Occur Before Public’s Concerns Heard

Another Huge victory for the Friends of Wolf Creek! On Thursday Oct 4th, US District Court Judge John Kane halted billionaire developer Red McCombs’ plans to begin road construction to his controversial year-round resort development. Following Magistrate Judge David West’s June 6th recommendations, Judge Kane’s order identifies numerous potential flaws Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Colorado Court of Appeals Rejects Appeal by Wolf Creek Developers

In another key strategic victory for the Friends of Wolf Creek, on September 20th, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the decision by District Court Judge O. John Kuenhold, overturning the plat approval by the Mineral County Commissioners for the proposed Village at Wolf Creek. Colorado Wild and the San Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Court Recommends Extending Wolf Creek Injunction: Continuing Evidence of Developer Influence Surrounds Case

On June 6th, US District Court Magistrate Judge David West issued a recommendation to extend the Preliminary Injunction (PI) that has held the proposed “Village” at Wolf Creek at a standstill since last fall. The earlier injunction, which the Court entered November 20, 2006, was set to expire on June Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Lawsuit Challenges Forest Service Decision, Ongoing Improprieties

FOWC groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday October 20th challenging the Forest Service’s April 3rd Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision authorizing two separate roads across public land to access the proposed “Village” at Wolf Creek. The lawsuit filed by Colorado Wild and the San Luis Valley Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

At it Again? Developer Asks DC Bureaucrats to Intervene on His Behalf

Not content with the Forest Service’s access decision that granted Mr. McCombs not just one, but two access roads to build the “Village” at Wolf Creek, the developer petitioned for “discretionary review” of the Forest Service’s April 3, 2006 Record of Decision by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Read more…

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