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…

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Developer gets OK for road on public land near Wolf Creek Ski Area

Decision the latest milestone in three-decade battle between the developer and environmentalists. By: Dan Elliott, Associated PressFebruary 27, 2019 The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday approved construction of a road across public land to reach private property where a developer plans to build condos and restaurants at a remote Colorado Read more…

Rendering of the Wolf Creek without a Land Swap

Forest Service grants Village at Wolf Creek road access

By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango HeraldFebruary 27, 2019 After more than 30 years of legal battles and court proceedings, the proposed Village at Wolf Creek has finally obtained the road access it needs to U.S. Highway 160 to start building. But that doesn’t mean bulldozers will be out anytime soon. 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…

Colorado’s mom-and-pop ski areas slipping away

Development and consolidation are putting pressure on local, family friendly ski resorts By: R. Scott Rappold, Guest Commentary, The Denver Post December 7, 2018, 6:00 am I’d like to tell you about the place I ski, the place I consider to be among the best resorts in Colorado for those Read more…

Alaska land act could determine fate of Village at Wolf Creek

Does law about access to inholdings apply to cases in the Lower 48? By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald Thursday, November 29, 2018 What has been lauded as one of the most important pieces of legislation protecting the environment is now being used to pave the way for a proposed Read more…

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