Category: News Releases

Public Review Meeting- Monday, April 22

Meeting is Monday, April 22, 6PM, Glenwood Springs Middle School At last month’s Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) meeting staff presented its findings regarding Glenwood Springs Citizens’s Alliance’s (GSCA) complaint surrounding Rocky Mountain Resource’s (RMR) alleged violations of their County Special Use Permit. The staff report states that RMR appears to be violating the county’s…
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Garfield County to hold public review of RMR violations

SAVE THE DATE: April 22, 2019, 6:00PM, location TBD Mark your calendars for the public review meeting of RMR operations Apirl 22, 6:00 pm with location TBD. The Garfield County BOCC unanimously agreed that a public review of RMR’s county permit was necessary after hearing that the staff found what appeared to be significant permit…
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BOCC Meeting, Monday, March 25

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) issued a complaint to Garfield County last November alleging several violations of Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR) county special use permit (SUP). This upcoming Monday, March 25th, Garfield County staff will present the findings of their investigation to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  The county’s staff report validates most…
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GWS City Council will pass ordinance opposing mine expansion

A Resolution opposing the expansion of Mine At tonight’s city council meeting, the City of Glenwood Springs will be issuing a resolution opposing the proposed expansion of RMR’s strip mine.  The meeting is scheduled for 6P at City Hall (101 West 8th Street, Glenwood Springs).  The City of Glenwood Springs is requesting:1.)  A full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is…
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Press Release: RMR’s Proposal for the Glenwood Springs Strip Mine

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance has obtained the Plan of Operation (POO) RMR submitted to the BLM for completeness review. Concern continues to grow as details of RMR’s plan for their Glenwood Springs Mine emerge.  Sadly, the plan is even more impactful than RMR has previously discussed. RMR isproposing to expand from 15.7 acres to 440…
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Elevation Outdoors Names Glenwood Springs “Adventure Town 2018”

Glenwood Springs made a splash by winning for the first time this year—but that should not be a surprise. There are many secluded mountain towns where you think you might want to live. Glenwood is the place where you should live since it has easy access to so much—hop on the Interstate to catch a…
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BLM Approves RMR Drilling Project Without Public Review

Press Release October 31, 2018 Residents and business owners in Glenwood Springs were surprised to learn this week that the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently approved substantial new drilling operations at Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR’s) quarry just outside the City of Glenwood Springs. The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) discovered that on October…
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Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance Requests BLM Action

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is continuing its efforts to educate and inform our community about the concerns we have with the potential Transfer Trail Mine expansion on public lands above the City of Glenwood Springs.  As part of our efforts, we submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on June 12 to…
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Glenwood Springs Chamber Board of Directors will Urge BLM to Require an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Quarry Expansion

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO, May 15, 2018- The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution expressing its concern and interest in more information regarding the proposed Mid-Continent limestone quarry expansion. Based on the information currently known, the potential magnitude and irreparable nature of adverse impacts to the City…
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