My wife litigated this issue for Colorado Wild and the San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council. I'm extremely proud of her even though she has said no more lawyering and is looking at other opportunties down here in South Fork.
At any rate the fight on this one is FAR from over. Next up is the EIS where the Bush administration Forest Service will most likely approve access even in the face of mountains of criticism, some of it from other government entities. Then another lawsuit will ensue . ..
This win buys more time and adds uncertainty and time and uncertainty are the enemey of the slimy developer running this thing. Bob Honts is as slimy as they come and has made alot of enemies. Many of them people that he will need at some point - CDOT and the US Army Corps of Engineers being two notable ones.
On many fronts the development makes no sense. The scale and scope of the thing is completely incompatible with the ski area. Studies have done to look at expanding in to more terrain. There is none. The development stands between two of wildest places in COlorado - the Weminuche Wilderness adn the SOuth San Jaun Wilderness thus is smack in the middle of an extremely valuable wilderness corridor. on and on.. but with a Texan as dense as Bob Honts running the show what do you expect.
I could go on about this thing for awhile but for those with more interest please go to http://www.friendsofwolfcreek.org/
where you can read more.
and pray for another 500 plus inches of snow like we had last year.