Category: News Releases

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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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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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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RMR Re-Submits Strip Mine Proposal to BLM

Formal environmental review process won’t begin until mid-2020 The Bureau of Land Management notified the Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance today that Rocky Mountain Resources Aggregates has submitted a new proposal for its planned strip mine north of Glenwood Springs. The submittal arrived at BLM’s Colorado River Valley Field Office in Silt on Thursday, July 11. Under…
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Please write now!

To those who Love Glenwood Springs, The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) continues its efforts to stop the Transfer Trail mine expansion from being approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the U.S. Department of Interior.  The BLM Colorado State Office in Denver and the BLM Colorado River Field Office in Silt…
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RMR to sue Garfield County

Rocky Mountain Resources has elected to sue Garfield County instead of bringing their operation into compliance with the permit or asking the Garfield County BOCC to amend the permit.  RMR claims that Garfield County doesn’t have any rights to protect the citizens from harmful mining operations.  As stated in the Post Independent article, RMR QUARRY OWNERS…
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‘Lack of response’ from BLM regarding quarry’s alleged violations prompts letter, Glenwood reps’ visit to Washington, D.C.

Matthew Bennett – https://www.postindependent.com/news/following-lack-of-response-from-blm-regarding-quarrys-alleged-ongoing-violations-glenwood-officials-mine-for-help-in-washington-d-c/ mabennett@postindependent.com A recent letter from the city of Glenwood Springs to officials in the nation’s capital — followed by a personal visit — concerning Rocky Mountain Resources’ operations at the Transfer Trail limestone quarry does not mince words. The two-page letter sent to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in addition…
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GSCA Awarded Grant by Aspen Ski Co.

Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance is pleased to announce that Aspen Ski Company’s Environment Foundation has awarded GSCA a grant to further our educational and awareness outreach.  They recognize the importance of the mine expansion issue within the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.  Glenwood Springs Citizen’s Alliance is proud to be a part of their Public…
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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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