Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Court Recommends Extending Wolf Creek Injunction: Continuing Evidence of Developer Influence Surrounds Case

On June 6th, US District Court Magistrate Judge David West issued a recommendation to extend the Preliminary Injunction (PI) that has held the proposed “Village” at Wolf Creek at a standstill since last fall. The earlier injunction, which the Court entered November 20, 2006, was set to expire on June Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Lawsuit Challenges Forest Service Decision, Ongoing Improprieties

FOWC groups filed a lawsuit in federal court Thursday October 20th challenging the Forest Service’s April 3rd Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision authorizing two separate roads across public land to access the proposed “Village” at Wolf Creek. The lawsuit filed by Colorado Wild and the San Luis Valley Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

At it Again? Developer Asks DC Bureaucrats to Intervene on His Behalf

Not content with the Forest Service’s access decision that granted Mr. McCombs not just one, but two access roads to build the “Village” at Wolf Creek, the developer petitioned for “discretionary review” of the Forest Service’s April 3, 2006 Record of Decision by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). In Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service Denies Citizens Appeal

On Tuesday, May 30th, Colorado Wild and two other organizations representing thousands of citizens throughout Colorado and the nation challenged the Forest Service’s April 3rd approval of two access roads for Texas Developer Red McCombs to build his “Village” at Wolf Creek Ski Area. Our Administrative Appeal alleged that the Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service Releases Access Decision

The Forest Service released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Access Decision April 3rd, granting the developer two access points across Forest Service Land . The decision is a slap in the face to the public, who spoke out with near unanimity in opposition to the agency granting access. Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Mineral County Conceals Collusion with Wolf Creek Developer

With renewed national attention focusing on government transparency and illegal political influence, Colorado finds itself at the center of an emerging scandal that runs from local government all the way to Washington, DC. Although Colorado Wild has been uncovering evidence of collusion between Wolf Creek developer Red McCombs and US Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Prying Open the Backdoors of Political Favoritism

Forced to sue in June 2005 to acquire documents that should have been available to the public all along, Colorado Wild uncovered collusion between the developer and the Forest Service. The lawsuit seeks to end Forest Service stonewalling and force the agency to disclose critical public records as required by Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Congressman Salazar Joins the Opposition

In a Nov. 23 statement, Congressman John Salazar stated that a project the size and scope of the Village at Wolf Creek “cannot continue”. Salazar stated that “At the end of the day, I just don’t see how a project of this scope and size can continue. I’ve taken the Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Forest Service EIS and Access Decision Forthcoming?

Eyes now turn to the Forest Service’s forthcoming decision and Final EIS on if, and under what conditions, they should grant access to the 287.5 acre in-holding traded out of public hands in 1986 under highly questionable circumstance. That land exchange included a contract between the developer, Forest Service, and Read more…

Rendering of the Village at Wolf Creek

Developer & Mineral County Protest Judge’s Rejection of County Approval

In a major victory for Friends of Wolf Creek, State District Court Judge John Kuenhold on Oct. 13 2005 threw out Mineral County’s approval of the massive Village at Wolf Creek development. Kuenhold ruled that Mineral County’s “decision to abandon a requirement for meaningful year-round access was arbitrary and capricious”, Read more…

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