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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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Join us for the County Fair Parade on Saturday, August 3

March with GSCA in the County Fair Parade in Rifle Please join Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance to march in the Garfield County Fair parade. It’s fun and easy! Together we can bring attention to the proposed strip mine, express our support for Garfield County, and demonstrate our unified spirit of opposition.  As a regional community, we…
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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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VAIL DAILY: In Vail, U.S. secretary of the interior talks to western governors about cooperation

VAIL — While protesters nearby — but out of sight — voiced their displeasure, United States Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and a dozen western governors talked about how to cooperate. Bernhardt was the first main speaker at this week’s meeting of the Western Governors Association, being held this year at Vail’s Hotel Talisa.…
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THE COLORADO SUN: Interior Secretary Bernhardt came home to Colorado — and the swamp monsters were waiting for him in Vail

Protest highlighted conflict over public lands policy as decision on where a new BLM agency HQ might land looms PUBLISHED ONJUN 10, 2019 6:02PM MDT Jason Blevins@jasonblevins The Colorado Sun — jason@coloradosun.com VAIL — Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is looking at every job in the Bureau of Land Management to determine two things: Is the role…
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DeFrates column: Get involved in Glenwood

by Lindsey DeFrates A massive strip mine looming over our valley. Another bank elbowing small businesses out of the downtown core. Endless construction on Seventh Street. A dearth of locally sponsored events. Affordable housing options long-extinct. Constant parking struggles, crumbling canyons and so, so many potholes. All of these stories have been written across the…
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