Judge deals yet another blow to Red McCombs’ plan for Village at Wolf Creek resort

By: Jason Blevins, Denver Post September 18, 2017 Texas billionaire B.J. “Red” McCombs has won few battles in his 30-year push to build as many as 1,700 homes and a resort village atop Wolf Creek Pass. Last week the 89-year-old businessman lost yet another...

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Village at Wolf Creek appeal denied

Alamosa Valley Courier Monday, September 2017 On September 14, 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 Creek is a propo...

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Federal court blocks Wolf Creek land exchange, again

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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...

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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...

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Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

Weekly round-up of environmental events/actions/educational and recreational opportunities and volunteer projects. If you have something you would like included in the next round-up, please email Chris at chris@rockymountainwild.org. Stay informed, engaged, an...

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One Woman for the Wild

One Woman for the Wild

By: Gabby Vermeire, Rocky Mountain Wild Intern As our northern hemisphere tips away from the sun and our summer draws to a close, so do the internships of countless college students. Hopefully their internships will have given them more than just another line ...

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Another Reason We Fight for Bears Ears

By: Erica Prather, Campaign Assistant During the last weekend of August, Rocky Mountain Wild sent me to volunteer with scientist Robert Gay, performing paleontological surveys in Bears Ears National Monument.  There were 3 other volunteers, and they all happe...

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Paul’s Trip to See the Solar Eclipse

By: Paul Millhouser, GIS Analyst GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, involves using maps and other geographic information to analyze, interpret and illustrate data. At Rocky Mountain Wild, that means figuring out when proposed oil and gas leases on federal...

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Leading a Trail Team in Iceland

Leading a Trail Team in Iceland

By: Erica Prather, Campaign Assistant From June through August of 2016, I was on an international trail team with the Environment Agency of Iceland, selected as one of 16 from around the globe to form four teams of 4, and move about Iceland weekly, assisting r...

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