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.

New leadership at EPA, same rollbacks

Op-Ed by: Mark Pearson, The Durango Herald July 21, 2018 By the time Scott Pruitt resigned as the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator, he was the poster child for bungling personal entitlement. As Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa put it, Pruitt was the swampiest of the Washington, D.C., swamp creatures. Read more…

Wolf Creek Pass

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…

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…

Wolf Creek appeal declined

From: Alamosa Valley Courier May 12, 2018 DENVER — The United States Forest Service has declined to appeal an order issued last May by Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch nullifying the land exchange that would provide necessary road access for the long-sought Village at Wolf Creek development. The agency failed to Read more…

PRESS RELEASE: Forest Service Declines to Appeal Decision Nullifying Wolf Creek Land Exchange

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 10, 2018 Denver, CO – 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…

Banff in Durango

Friday and Saturday, get ready to be transported to another world

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager Next week Friday and Saturday, get ready to be transported to another world – 18 of them, actually. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Durango stop will take you to Ecuador, where two women build and maintain their own dirt track in 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…

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