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Quarry Habitat and Wildlife Impacts Quarry Habitat and Wildlife Impacts
The proposed expansion of the Mid-Continent Quarry near Glenwood Springs would have profound negative impacts on surrounding habitat and the wildlife that depends on it, including elk, deer, bighorn sheep, golden eagles and numerous species of migratory songbirds. That’s according to an analysis by the highly regarded Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) of the public lands that would be affected by the proposed mine expansion.
27th Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 27th Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Hanging Lake shuttle reservations for 2020 peak season available February 1 Hanging Lake shuttle reservations for 2020 peak season available February 1
Permit reservations to visit Hanging Lake for the 2020 shuttle season will be available for purchase on February 1 at www.visitglenwood.com/hanginglake. The 2020 shuttle season will largely remain unchanged following successful operations in the 2019 season.
RFTA to use Blake Avenue and Blake Gate as bus resting area RFTA to use Blake Avenue and Blake Gate as bus resting area
The Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA) currently uses a local commercial parking lot in south Glenwood Springs to accommodate required breaks for bus drivers. RFTA was informed on January 15 that this long-time practice would have to end by midnight on January 21. The City of Glenwood Springs has identified the northside of the Blake Gate as the only emergency parking spaces that would work for RFTA drivers and buses. The Blake Gate will remain closed to the public during this time but RFTA buses will be able to pass through and employees will be required to lock the gate after each use.
City files motion to intervene with RMR lawsuit against Garfield County City files motion to intervene with RMR lawsuit against Garfield County
The City of Glenwood Springs has filed a motion to intervene in Rocky Mountain Resources’ (RMR) lawsuit against Garfield County government that is currently before state court in Garfield County. RMR’s lawsuit alleges that Garfield County has no regulatory authority over operations at its Mid-Continent Quarry, located just a half mile from Glenwood Springs city limits, because the federal government also regulates the site.