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 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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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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Press Release: Final Arguments, Filings Against Massive Development at Wolf Creek in Judge’s Hands

For Immediate Release, February 9, 2017 Final Arguments, Filings Against Massive Development at Wolf Creek in Judge’s Hands Groups Denied Access to Pubic Documents That Would Have Revealed Extent of Developer Influence Denver, CO — A coalition of conservat...

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The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

The “Village” at Wolf Creek Pass – a disaster for the Endangered Species Act listed Canada lynx

By: Chris Talbot-Heindl, Communications & Membership Manager, Rocky Mountain Wild Canada lynx and ski resorts In late December, we all watched in awe as a Canada lynx lumbered across Purgatory Resort amid astonished skiers in broad daylight. For some, it w...

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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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Wolf Creek lawsuit brief challenges approval

By: Hannah Grover, Farmington Daily Times October 7, 2016 A 159-page brief filed in federal District Court of Colorado about a development at Wolf Creek Pass alleges the U.S. Forest Service unlawfully limited the scope of the environmental analysis while con...

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“Village at Wolf Creek” lawsuit inches forward

By: Jonathan Romeo, The Durango Herald September 30, 2016 A coalition of conservation groups on Thursday submitted an opening brief as part of a lawsuit that aims to stop a land exchange on Wolf Creek Pass that would allow a village with the capacity for 8,000...

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