The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 2

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 2

No Village At Wolf Creek By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild May 27, 2017 As we checked the last things off lists, and completed the necessary steps to get us on the road, the Wolf Creek Order came in. We WON! Wolf Creek Pass will be protected from a massive...

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Environmental Actions Weekly Round-Up

By Andrea Lauritzen, Rocky Mountain Wild volunteer 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 Andrea at ala...

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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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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 1

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 1

By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild May 20, 2017 Let me introduce myself. My name is Matthew Sandler, you can call me Matt, and I am the Staff Attorney at Rocky Mountain Wild (RMW). After someone works at RMW for five years, they are entitled to take a sabba...

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange

For Immediate Release, May 19, 2017 Federal Judge Sets Aside Forest Service Wolf Creek Land Exchange Any future Village Proposal Must Address Development Impacts on the National Forest and Lynx Denver, CO — The Honorable Senior Judge Richard P. Matsch issued...

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PRESS RELEASE: Gov Hickenlooper Declares May 15-19 Colorado Endangered Species Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/15/2017 Denver, Colorado – Governor Hickenlooper has declared May 15-19, 2017 Colorado Endangered Species Week – a week dedicated to educating the public about the over 300 plant and animal species that are at risk of extinction...

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PRESS RELEASE: Rocky Mountain Wild’s Inaugural Endangered Species Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 5/1/2017 Denver, Colorado – Rocky Mountain Wild, a nonprofit organization located in Denver, has created an entire week of events in collaboration with various conservation organizations for the week of May 14-20, 2017 to bring awar...

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