Author: Heather McGregor

BLM listens, opts for EA study of test drilling

Our community spoke, loudly and in great numbers, and the BLM has listened. Today, Larry Sandoval, director of BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt, notified the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance that BLM will conduct an in-depth analysis of the Rocky Mountain Resources request to drill five test water wells. BLM will conduct an…
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Announcing the Love Glenwood Springs Challenge Grant

The Threat: Unacceptable. Our Opposition: Strong and Unified. 2020: A Critical Year for Defending Our Community. On Dec. 5, the Glenwood Springs City Council took bold action in awarding the Citizens’ Alliance an immediate grant of $20,000, coupled with a challenge grant of up to $30,000. News coverage: Glenwood Springs City Council Gives Over $50,000…
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Media attention on quarry expansion explodes

A joint effort at expanding publicity across Colorado to focus attention on the limestone quarry expansion hit pay dirt this week. The Citizens’ Alliance and the City of Glenwood Springs are working together to make a loud and very public statement about the extreme risks posed by the quarry expansion proposal. Here is the succession…
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All eyes on BLM over RMR groundwater drilling

We love our hot springs. They relax and heal, they entertain and delight, and their bubbling warmth is the basis of our economy. We won’t tolerate anything that puts our hot springs at risk, and we face exactly that risk now. Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land…
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Join us for The Whole Shebang

The City of Glenwood Springs presents: The Whole Shebang A free informational community event Co-sponsors: Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance and Imagine Glenwood Saturday, November 16 • 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road Information about the Transfer Trail limestone quarry expansion will be the focus, along with a celebration of the…
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Proposed locations of 5 water monitoring wells on the Transfer Trail mountainside.

Letters to BLM about RMR water wells needed by Oct. 24

Help flood BLM with concerns about RMR’s water well drilling proposal The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance is asking supporters to write a brief letter to BLM expressing concerns about a proposal by Rocky Mountain Resources (RMR) to drill five water-monitoring wells on the Transfer Trail mountainside. The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance and its team of…
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BLM deems RMR strip mine proposal to be complete

August 12, 2019 The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced today that it has accepted for review the strip mine expansion proposal submitted July 11 by Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates. RMR is seeking BLM approval to expand its limestone quarry on Transfer Trail from the current approved 16 acres to 321 acres, and to strip-mine…
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