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Forest Service Declines to Appeal Wolf Creek Decision

By: Erika Brown, Pagosa Daily Post May 14, 2018 The United States Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service has declined to appeal an Order issued last May by Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch setting aside decisions approving a land exchange that would provide necessary road access for the long-sought Read more…

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Press Release

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…

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Federal court blocks Wolf Creek land exchange, again

Federal judge denies developer a reconsideration By: Mary Shinn, The Durango Herald Friday, September 15 For the second time, a federal court blocked a land exchange that is key for the development of The Village at Wolf Creek. Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture – spearheaded by Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs – Read more…

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Press Release

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…

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

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Court orders Wolf Creek documents released

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 Read more…

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Judge says Forest Service violated FOIA in controversial Wolf Creek land exchange

Sloppy search for records related to proposed Colorado resort development put agency in the hot seat By: Bob Berwyn, Summit County Citizens Voice October 2, 2015 Conservation advocates battling against plans for a massive resort development at Wolf Creek Pass, in southwestern Colorado, won a partial victory in federal court Read more…

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McCombs inches closer to dream

The Durango Telegraph June 8, 2015 SOUTH FORK – Ronald Reagan was president and an 11-foot, 8-inch concrete wall divided Berlin when Texas businessman B.J. “Red” McCombs began efforts to develop a “village” near the base of the Wolf Creek. It’s an open question whether McCombs, who is 87, will Read more…

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