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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What’s Up With the GMUG?

What’s Up With the GMUG?

By: Alison Gallensky, Rocky Mountain Wild This morning I literally got to give an elevator speech about one of the projects I am working on and that I am passionate about. When I arrived at the Alliance Center this morning, a colleague from another conservatio...

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump pushes coal mining in roadless forest days after repudiating Paris climate agreement

Forest Service Pushes to Maine Next to West Elk Wilderness, Giving Arch Coal Access to More than 17 Million Tons of Coal For Immediate Release: June 8, 2017 Contacts: Matt Reed, High Country Conservation Advocates, matt@hccacb.org, (970) 349-7104 Allison Melto...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 6

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 6

What Could Be Lost By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild June 8, 2017 After setting up camp I took the boys for a hike to explore the area. The petroglyphs at the site had piqued my interest. We began searching the cliff walls, alcoves, and caves for signs of ...

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The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 4

The SabbMattical Chronicles – Volume 4

Jump Ship? By: Matt Sandler, Rocky Mountain Wild June 6, 2017 What would I do if I had to walk into an office every day and see this guy’s picture on the wall?[1] If I knew my boss was against much of what I believe in, would I jump ship or feel that I could...

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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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