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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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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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The Latest with RMR’s Proposal

The Glenwood Springs Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is continuing to review Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR) initial proposal and is preparing for RMR’s re-submission to the BLM.  The BLM is requiring substantial additions to RMR’s previous proposal before they can begin the NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) review process.  BLM recently sent GSCA the second installment of files as…
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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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Garfield County BOCC taking action

Your Glenwood Spring Citizens’ Alliance (GSCA) is looking forward to Garfield County’s investigation of RMR’s compliance under their current Special Use Permit. See recent news in the Post Independent’s article, dated December 10, 2018.   We’ll be sure to let you know the results of the investigation and if the Garfield County BOCC holds a public review…
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Diligence in our joint efforts matter!

Rocky Mountain Resource Management (RMR) chose this past holiday weekend to deliver their quarry expansion proposal to BLM. See yesterday’s Post Independent article here. As the article states, the proposal has not yet been released to the public for viewing nor is the public comment period upon us regarding the proposal. However, there are upcoming…
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