Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Prying Open the Backdoors of Political Favoritism

Forced to sue in June 2005 to acquire documents that should have been available to the public all along, Colorado Wild uncovered collusion between the developer and the Forest Service. The lawsuit seeks to end Forest Service stonewalling and force Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Congressman Salazar Joins the Opposition

In a Nov. 23 statement, Congressman John Salazar stated that a project the size and scope of the Village at Wolf Creek “cannot continue”. Salazar stated that “At the end of the day, I just don’t see how a project Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service EIS and Access Decision Forthcoming?

Eyes now turn to the Forest Service’s forthcoming decision and Final EIS on if, and under what conditions, they should grant access to the 287.5 acre in-holding traded out of public hands in 1986 under highly questionable circumstance. That land Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Developer & Mineral County Protest Judge’s Rejection of County Approval

In a major victory for Friends of Wolf Creek, State District Court Judge John Kuenhold on Oct. 13 2005 threw out Mineral County’s approval of the massive Village at Wolf Creek development. Kuenhold ruled that Mineral County’s “decision to abandon Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Impeding Undemocratic Temporary Access Permits

Colorado Wild was also forced to sue the Forest Service for granting temporary access to the inholding in the spring of 2005 without any public notification or process. This lawsuit sought to enjoin the Forest Service from illegally granting any Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

A Massive Development in a Most Inappropriate Location

Posing Financial Risk to Local Residents Believing promises of econonic development and tax windfalls, Mineral County Commisioners (in Creede) nontheless approved the development in Octover 2004. In so doing, they refused to require an independent fiscal impact analysis- standard procedure Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

The Sordid History of This Now Private Land

On Feb. 20, 1986, the Forest Service denied a land exchange proposal to swap 420 acres at Wolf Creek Ski Area for 1,631 acres of degraded grazing lands. Just two weeks later though, the Forest Service reversed itself approving the Read more…

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