Wolf Creek Pass

PRESS RELEASE: Conservation Groups Cheer Latest Court Decision Rejecting Village at Wolf Creek Land Exchange

A federal appeals court Tuesday dismissed the latest attempt from the would-be developers of the Village at Wolf Creek to reinstate a land exchange rejected by a federal judge last year.

Wolf Creek Pass

PRESS RELEASE: Developers attempt another end run around public on Village at Wolf Creek

The developers of the controversial Village at Wolf Creek recently demanded the Forest Service simply ignore recent court decisions and instead approve road construction to begin the proposed real estate development. In a January 12, 2018 letter to the Forest Service, the Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture told the Forest Service to Read more…

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…

FOIA

Wolf Creek Update – Our FOIA Case

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild In its January 5 Order, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of District Court and declared that the contractor files didn’t count as “agency records” subject to a FOIA request since the Forest Service had not supervised Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Village at Wolf Creek reconsideration denied

Alamosa Valley Courier Monday, September 2017 On September 14, 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 Creek is a proposed development of more than 1,700 units housing Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

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…

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

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…

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…

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