Laying down the law: Conservationists score big win in battle against Village at Wolf Creek

By: Tracy Chamberlin, Durango Telegraph 6/1/2017 On one side of the courtroom sat lawyers for a coalition of conservation and environmental groups, including Rocky Mountain Wild, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council, Wilderness Workshop and the Durango-based San ...

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Is the Village at Wolf Creek Dead

From: Durango TV

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US Stopped From Giving Forest Land To Colorado Developers

By: Joyce Hanson, Law360.com May 22, 2017 A Colorado federal judge on Friday blocked a public-private land swap that would have let a developer with the U.S. Forest Service’s help build a large, year-round hotel, condo and commercial complex near the remote...

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Federal judge nixes Wolf Creek development scheme

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 S...

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Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

Forest Service process flawed, failed to ‘listen to the public’ By: Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald May 19, 2017 In a significant win for opponents of the Village at Wolf Creek, a federal judge on Friday invalidated the U.S. Forest Service’s decis...

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Judge Blocks Land Deal for Development at Colorado Ski Area

A judge has blocked a land deal that would have cleared the way for an extensive residential and commercial complex near a remote southwestern Colorado ski area By: Dan Elliott, Associated Press May 19, 2017 DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday blocked a land de...

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Federal judge hears arguments in Village at Wolf Creek lawsuit

Federal judge hears arguments in Village at Wolf Creek lawsuit

Plaintiffs believe land swap gives developers a ‘free pass’ By: Luke Perkins, Durango Herald April 19, 2017 The saga of the Village at Wolf Creek entered a new chapter in Denver Wednesday as oral arguments in a pending lawsuit were heard by a feder...

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Future of Village at Wolf Creek awaits judge’s decision

Conservation group’s most recent records request denied By: Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald February 8, 2017 All court filings and arguments related to a lawsuit seeking to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to green-light the proposed Village ...

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Federal court backs protections for rare Utah wildflowers

By: Amy Joi O’Donoghue, Deseret News Utah 10/27/2016 SALT LAKE CITY – A federal court ruled Wednesday that a conservation agreement does not go far enough to protect two rare types of wildflowers that grow only in oil shale formations in Utah and ...

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Judge overrules feds’ refusal to list as endangered Utah wildflowers that grow on oil shale

By: Brian Maffly, The Sale Lake Tribune 10/27/2016 A federal judge intends to vacate a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to not list two rare desert wildflowers whose range overlaps with Utah’s rich oil shale deposits in Uintah County. Denve...

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