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Forest Service Plans to Grant Access to Wolf Creek Complex

A plan to build a residential and commercial complex near a remote southwestern Colorado ski area appears to be back on track after the U.S. Forest Service said it wanted to grant road access to a nearby highway. Associated Press July 19, 2018 A plan to build an extensive residential Read more…

Rendering of the Wolf Creek without a Land Swap
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‘Village at Wolf Creek’ developers dealt a blow in long battle

They say they have legal standing to carry out appeals process By: Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald March 10, 2018 The U.S. Forest Service has decided not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling to nix the controversial Village at Wolf Creek – a significant win for opponents of the proposed development Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
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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…

A map included in a feasibility analysis shows the lands near Wolf Creek proposed for a trade
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Federal judge nixes Wolf Creek development scheme

Forest Service violated federal law with land swap approval By: Bob Berwyn, Summit County Citizens Voice May 20, 2017 A federal court judge has put an end to a 30-year battle over a proposed resort development at Wolf Creek Pass. Ruling that the U.S. Forest Service violated federal law when it made Read more…

A Canada lynx lumbers across Purgatory Resort Screenshot of video taken by Airrick Hix
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The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild February 9, 2017 Canada lynx and ski resorts In late December, we all watched in awe as a Canada lynx lumbered across Purgatory Resort amid astonished skiers in broad daylight. For some, it was exciting, for others frightening, and for all, Read more…

Base of Alberta lift at Wolf Creek Ski area, near original site of proposed ski village. Courtesy: Jeremiah Larocco
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Glitz and Glamour at Wolf Creek?

By: Erika Brown, Communications Manager, San Juan Citizens Alliance January 18, 2017 “It is, Pitch is most proud to say, the antithesis of the glitz and glamor he sees across Colorado’s ski country.” Seth Boster1 If you rely on sipping on a pumpkin latte before donning your heated boots and Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
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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…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
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Judge: Forest Service must provide more Wolf Creek documents

By: Ann Butler, The Durango Herald January 29, 2016 The saga of the proposed Village at Wolf Creek took another turn Friday as a federal judge ordered the Forest Service to expand the scope of documents it must provide in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by environmental Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
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Friends of Wolf Creek share Forest Service record request revelations

By: Ruth Heide, Valley Courier January 19, 2016 In a January 17th news release The Friends of Wolf Creek coalition stated it had discovered evidence the Forest Service had concealed and destroyed records connected with the Village at Wolf Creek proposed by Texas billionaire Red McCombs. The Village is a proposed development Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek
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Court orders Wolf Creek documents released

By: Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times October 4, 2015 FARMINGTON —Opponents of the planned construction of the Village at Wolf Creek won a small victory earlier this week when the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado ruled that the U.S. Forest Service had not provided adequate justification for not releasing Read more…

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