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Federal judge nixes Wolf Creek development scheme

Forest Service violated federal law with land swap approval By Bob Berwyn *Read previous Summit Voice coverage here 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 Service violated federal law when it made an arbitrary and capricious … Continue reading Federal judge nixes Wolf Creek development scheme

Federal judge orders Forest Service to turn over more documents related to controversial Wolf Creek development

Agency may be lagging in turning over documents requested under Freedom of Information Act By Bob Berwyn The U.S. Forest Service must try to dig up more documents related to the controversial Wolf Creek Village development proposal, a federal judge ruled this week. U.S. District Court Judge William Martinez ordered the agency to once again … Continue reading Federal judge orders Forest Service to turn over more documents related to controversial Wolf Creek development

Forest Services tries to cover its tracks on Wolf Creek

Paper trail shows agency hid and likely destroyed records related to controversial development proposal in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains Staff Report Environmental and community activists opposed to a massive real estate development in southern Colorado say they have new evidence that the U.S. Forest Service tried to cover up how political influence tainted several steps … Continue reading Forest Services tries to cover its tracks on Wolf Creek

Forest Service stalls on Wolf Creek land trade order

Controversial swap would enable massive development project at Wolf Creek Pass Staff Report The U.S. Forest Service continues to delay the release of records related to a controversial land trade in southwestern Colorado. Last week, a federal court granted the agency’s request for a 30-day extension to turn over letters, memos and other documents from … Continue reading Forest Service stalls on Wolf Creek land trade order

Judge says Forest Service violated FOIA in controversial Wolf Creek land exchange

Sloppy search for records related to proposed Colorado resort development put agency in the hot seat By Bob Berwyn Conservation advocates battling against plans for a massive resort development at Wolf Creek Pass, in southwestern Colorado, won a partial victory in federal court this week, as a judge ruled that the U.S. Forest Service violated … Continue reading Judge says Forest Service violated FOIA in controversial Wolf Creek land exchange

Lawsuit filed over controversial Wolf Creek land trade

Watchdog groups say approval for the exchange was tainted by bias and political influence Staff Report FRISCO — Watchdog groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service to block  a land exchange near Wolf Creek Pass in southwestern Colorado. The swap would enable a huge real estate development near Wolf Creek Ski Area in the midst … Continue reading Lawsuit filed over controversial Wolf Creek land trade

Court showdown likely in Wolf Creek land swap battle

Under pressure from billionaire developer, Forest Service keeps digging itself into a deeper hole By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — Conservation advocates in Colorado are bracing for a legal battle with the U.S. Forest Service after the agency last week stayed on course to approve a controversial land exchange that would enable a massive real estate … Continue reading Court showdown likely in Wolf Creek land swap battle

Forest Service delays final decision on controversial Wolf Creek land trade and development scheme

Conservation advocates vow all-out battle to halt unwanted backcountry development By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — The U.S. Forest Service will take an extra 30 days to scrutinize a controversial land trade that would open the door for construction of a full-scale resort village near Wolf Creek Pass in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. … Continue reading Forest Service delays final decision on controversial Wolf Creek land trade and development scheme

Colorado: Forest Service moves forward with controversial Wolf Creek land trade and development plan

Draft environmental study available for review and comment By Bob Berwyn SUMMIT COUNTY — The U.S. Forest Service is looking to forge ahead with a controversial land trade at Wolf Creek Pass. The southwest Colorado swap could enable development of a new 1,500-unit residential village surrounded by national forest lands full of wetlands and critical … Continue reading Colorado: Forest Service moves forward with controversial Wolf Creek land trade and development plan

Colorado: Skier dies in avalanche near Wolf Creek Pass

San Juan accident is the sixth avalanche death of the season By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is reporting the second slide fatality of the week and the sixth of the season, with the latest death occurring Feb. 16 in the backcountry near Wolf Creek Pass. According to the CAIC, … Continue reading Colorado: Skier dies in avalanche near Wolf Creek Pass