FOLBR - Friends Of the Lower Blue River
The Friends of the Lower Blue River are dedicated to sustaining and protecting the traditional agricultural character, promoting the safety of the residents, livestock and wildlife, and maintaining the environmental integrity of the Lower Blue River Valley through education, collaboration and community involvement.
To sustain and protect the traditional agricultural character, promote the safety of the residents, livestock and wildlife, and maintain the environmental integrity of the Lower Blue River Valley through education, collaboration and community involvement.
Friends of the Lower Blue River is committed to preserving the rich history of the Blue River Valley. Through grant support from the Summit Foundation, we have created this interactive tool that documents and takes you to key points of interest in the Valley. You will see photographs and read about those who came before us. Those who settled this pristine area of Summit and Grand Counties in the 1800’s and the relevance those sites have today. FOLBR invites you to take this journey on our website and discover the treasure, that truly is the Lower Blue River Valley.Click Here to see History Story Map
This message from Friends of the Lower Blue River is to clearly explain what is ahead with the Peak Materials proposed gravel mine at Peak Ranch Resource and meetings with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS)
I had a very productive conversation with Eric Scott, Environmental Protection Specialist for the DRMS. The course of action in the weeks ahead is very specific. And it is important for all of us to understand the process.
The upcoming meeting on March 3rd is not a normal required part of the DRMS process. It is an additional meeting that has been organized to actually explain and present the process of the DRMS regarding this proposal. The March 3rd meeting from 3:00 to 4:30pm is more informal. Officials with DRMS will be on hand to explain how the hearing process will proceed. The March 3rd meeting is not, repeat not the time when the DRMS will hear and deal with people’s issues surrounding the proposed project.
The hearing date is set by the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to consider the Peak Materials proposal for the Peak Ranch Resource gravel mine. It will be a Zoom Conference for those who submitted letters to the DRMS. Here is the information:
Event: Informal Public Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Time:3:00 pm – 4:30 pm