Forest Service Plans to Grant Access to Wolf Creek Complex

A plan to build a residential and commercial complex near a remote southwestern Colorado ski area appears to be back on track after the U.S. Forest Service said it wanted to grant road access to a nearby highway. Associated Press July 19, 2018 A plan to build an extensive residential Read more…

New RGNF draft decision grants road access to Village at Wolf Creek

Valley Courier July 23, 2018 MONTE VISTA – Near the top of Wolf Creek Pass a parcel of private property sits landlocked by federal lands. A new draft record of decision from the Rio Grande National Forest is designed to provide reasonable access to the 288-acre parcel via a new road Read more…

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PRESS RELEASE: Conservation Advocates Promise Continued Scrutiny of Village at Wolf Creek, Vow to Challenge Latest Attempt to Avoid Public Review

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 20, 2018 The Rio Grande National Forest announced its intention July 19, 2018 to circumvent a federal court ruling that invalidated prior approvals for the controversial Village at Wolf Creek real estate development. The Village at Wolf Creek is a planned massive real estate development located Read more…

Forest Service Plans To Grant Road Access To Wolf Creek Village Project

By: Colorado Public Radio July 20, 2018 A plan to build an extensive residential and commercial complex near a remote southwestern Colorado ski area appears to be back on track after the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it wanted to grant road access to a nearby highway. The decision could Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service appeals federal judge’s decision on Village at Wolf Creek

By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald November 14, 2017 The U.S. Forest Service is challenging a federal judge’s ruling from earlier this year that its Rio Grande office’s approval of the Village at Wolf Creek was steeped in “predictive bias” and was “contrary to law.” On Thursday, the U.S. Forest Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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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Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

Forest Service process flawed, failed to ‘listen to the public’ By: Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald May 19, 2017 In a significant win for opponents of the Village at Wolf Creek, a federal judge on Friday invalidated the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to approve a land exchange that would have essentially 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

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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Page turner

Incriminating emails released in ongoing suit over Village at Wolf Creek By: Tracy Chamberlin, The Durango Telegraph January 21, 2016 The first ones arrived in late November – boxes and boxes filled with roughly 70,000 pages of emails and other documents. Eventually, an additional 30,000 came to the offices of Read more…

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