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

Village at Wolf Creek appeals decision blocking access

Opponents say Forest Service skirted its duties By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald October 16, 2017 The would-be developers of the controversial Village at Wolf Creek are not ready to give up. Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture – spearheaded by Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs – has filed an appeal with the 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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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

Federal judge hears arguments in Village at Wolf Creek lawsuit

Plaintiffs believe land swap gives developers a ‘free pass’ By: Luke Perkins, Durango Herald April 19, 2017 The saga of the Village at Wolf Creek entered a new chapter in Denver Wednesday as oral arguments in a pending lawsuit were heard by a federal judge. The controversy spans more than Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Future of Village at Wolf Creek awaits judge’s decision

Conservation group’s most recent records request denied By: Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald February 8, 2017 All court filings and arguments related to a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to green-light the proposed Village at Wolf Creek are in the hands of Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch. Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Groups “appalled” with delay in releasing Village at Wolf Creek documents

Judge grants agency more time to finish search for papers By: Peter Marcus, The Durango Herald November 6, 2015 A district court judge has granted the U.S. Forest Service more time to comply with a court order to release documents about the proposed Village at Wolf Creek. Environmental groups opposed to Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

“Village at Wolf Creek” lawsuit inches forward

By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald September 30, 2016 A coalition of conservation groups on Thursday submitted an opening brief as part of a lawsuit that aims to stop a land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass that would allow a village with the capacity for 8,000 people in a remote Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Editorial: Wolf Creek

Latest FOIA fight marks another chapter in a generation-long battle The Durango Herald, 2/1/2016 For a second time, a federal court has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to produce a broader range of documents concerning the proposed Village at Wolf Creek. And if Forest Service officials are smart they will Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Judge: Forest Service must provide more Wolf Creek documents

By: Ann Butler, The Durango Herald January 29, 2016 The saga of the proposed Village at Wolf Creek took another turn Friday as a federal judge ordered the Forest Service to expand the scope of documents it must provide in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by environmental Read more…

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