Judge orders Forest Service to release Village at Wolf Creek documents

Environmental groups say federal agency tried to hide information By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango HeraldThursday, March 7, 2019 A Freedom of Information Act was filed nearly eight months ago by a coalition of environmental groups to obtain select U.S. Forest Service documents related to the controversial Village at Wolf Creek development atop Read more…

EDITORIAL: Yet Another Forest Service Approval for ‘Village at Wolf Creek’

By: Bill Hudson, Pagosa Daily PostFebruary 28, 2019 I carefully considered these environmental effects and the public comment (both pro and con) when making my decision. I carefully weighed all environmental effects with the Forest Service’s legal obligations under ANILCA… — from the February 27, 2019 ‘Final Record of Decision’ Read more…

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PRESS RELEASE: Rio Grande National Forest Again Sides with Developer in Wolf Creek Access Issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 27, 2019 The Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas signed a Final Record of Decision that could result in an easement over our Federal Public Lands to facilitate construction of the massive “Village” at Wolf Creek. This decision circumvents a federal court ruling that invalidated prior Read more…

Developers of Village at Wolf Creek take another hit in attempt to reinstate land swap

Court says it doesn’t have jurisdiction to rule on denial of land swap By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald December 11, 2018, 4:27 pm An appeals court Tuesday dismissed the latest attempt from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek to throw out a federal judge’s ruling that Read more…

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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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Court denies McCombs – again

Cites Forest Services’ failure to comply with NEPA, Endangered Species Act and lynx protections By: Missy Votel, The Durango Telegraph September 15, 2017 The Village at Wolf Creek could have been dealt the final blow this week. On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch rejected pleas by the Leavell-McCombs Read more…

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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…

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Wolf Creek lawsuit brief challenges approval

By: Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times October 7, 2016 A 159-page brief filed in federal District Court of Colorado about a development at Wolf Creek Pass alleges the U.S. Forest Service unlawfully limited the scope of the environmental analysis while considering a land transfer. The U.S. Forest Service approved a proposal to trade Read more…

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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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Forest Service Continues to Withhold Records Related to Wolf Creek Decision

By: Tehri Parker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Wild May 11, 2016 It’s finally spring on Wolf Creek Pass and the air is filled with the sounds of songbirds, rather than bulldozers. This feat is due to the efforts of local residents, activists, philanthropists, and the Friends of Wolf Creek coalition who have Read more…

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