Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Final decision released for Village at Wolf Creek Access Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2015 Contact: Mike Blakeman, 719-852-6212 MONTE VISTA, Colo. – Rio Grande National Forest Supervisor Dan Dallas has approved the proposed land exchange between the United States and Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture (LMJV). The land exchange proposal, which was Alternative 2 in the Village at Wolf Creek Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Forest Service Issues Final Decision Granting Wolf Creek Land Exchange

For Immediate Release: May 21, 2015 Forest Service Issues Final Decision Granting Wolf Creek Land Exchange: Agency ignores court orders and continues to illegally conceal 13,000 pages of emails related to undue influence and manipulation of the analysis Matt Sandler, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, matt@rockymountainwild.org, 303-579-5162 Christine Canaly, Director SLVEC Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

It Takes a Village

By: Tracy Chamberlin April 6, 2015 With just a couple more details and some attached documents, developers who first envisioned the Village at Wolf Creek are one step closer to making it a reality. Recently, the U.S. Forest Service officially released what are called Objection Responses, one of the final Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

PRESS RELEASE: Forest Service Ignores Concerns Raised in Objection to Proposed Land Exchange at Wolf Creek Pass, and Confirms that Decision Does Not Protect Lynx

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2015 Matt Sandler, Attorney, Rocky Mountain Wild, matt@rockymountainwild.org, 303-579-5162 Christine Canaly, Director SLVEC slvwater@fairpoint.net, 719-589-1518 Jimbo Buickerood, San Juan Citizens Alliance jimbo@sanjuancitizens.org, 970-560-1111 Forest Service Ignores Concerns Raised in Objection to Proposed Land Exchange at Wolf Creek Pass, and Confirms that Decision Does Not Protect Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Objection Filed on Proposed Land Exchange At Wolf Creek Pass

January 6, 2015 Monte Vista, CO – Today a coalition of conservation organizations announce the filing of a 96-page Objection with the Forest Service concerning a proposed land exchange near Wolf Creek Pass. The land exchange would allow construction of a city in a high-altitude location that receives an average of 428 Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Hey, Red. Wolf Creek is troubling me.

By: Dan Olson, San Juan Citizens Alliance, The Durango Herald December 10, 2014 Dear Red, How are things back in Texas? Peggy Sue and I are vacationing in Durango. Unseasonably warm, thank goodness. If this is global warming, you can officially call me a fan. Buying any sports franchises this Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

No Legislative Land Exchange – At Least For Now

Colorado Wild recently sent the last of your 1,856 petition signatures to Congressman Salazar regarding the proposed legislative land exchange. Thankfully, after hearing from many of you, and after holding his own meeting in Alamosa to discuss the issue with key stakeholders, Congressman Salazar is encouraging Mr. McCombs to undertake Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

McCombs Applies for Land Exchange

Mr. McCombs has taken the advice of Congressman Salazar and has applied for a land exchange from the Rio Grande National Forest through the Forest Service administrative review process. In coming months, the Forest Service will be conducting a feasibility study on the Land Exchange proposal recently submitted by Mr. Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Village Myths, Misconceptions, and Issues Needing Consideration

It is either Plan A (original plan) or Plan B (legislative land exchange plan), so why not go with Plan B. Fact: The original land use plan was found illegal, and any re-approval is complicated by new easements. The old plan can NEVER be built, and is not a fall Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

“Village” Goes Back to the Drawing Board Entirely New Development Proposal in the Works

In what we hope will be the final chapter in McCombs’ proposed 10,000-person “Village” at Wolf Creek debacle, the Rio Grande National Forest officially cancelled the new EIS for the project on February 12, 2009. Ten years after Colorado Wild’s original objection to a proposed access route through the ski Read more…

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