By: Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times
October 4, 2015

FARMINGTON —Opponents of the planned construction of the Village at Wolf Creek won a small victory earlier this week when the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado ruled that the U.S. Forest Service had not provided adequate justification for not releasing certain documents specified in a Freedom of Information Act request from Rocky Mountain Wild, Inc.

In February 2014, the nonprofit filed a FOIA request for “copies of all communications and records of communications between the Forest Service and outside entities relating to the Village at Wolf Creek Access Project.”

If approved, the controversial Village at Wolf Creek Access Project would pave the way for a Texas developer to build a resort near the Wolf Creek Ski Area northeast of Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Rio Grande Forest Service Supervisor Dan Dallas approved a land exchange in May that would trade more than 200 acres currently administered by the forest service for 177 acres of privately owned land within national forest boundaries.

Groups such as Rocky Mountain Wild maintain the exchange would negatively impact the ecosystem, especially the endangered lynx, which was reintroduced into the area.

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