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Official Denial of Peak Ranch Resource Issued

Three months after the State Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS) held a series of three public hearings on Peak Ranch Resource, the official ruling has now been issued. The document formally lays out the findings of fact and conclusions of law and order regarding Peak Materials attempt to gain a state permit to mine gravel on the Blue River. The ruling details the unanimous denial of the permit request.

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The DRMS Says No to Peak Ranch Resource

042921 DRMS Hearing

Following three days of hearings, the State Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety Board denied Peak Materials a permit to mine gravel in the Blue River Valley. The Board voted unanimously to prevent the project from going forward.

Members of the Board cited concerns with the overall reclamation plan submitted by Peak. They expressed issues with water quantity and quality affected by mining operations, the impact on the Blue River and wildlife migration and safety.

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The DRMS Pre-Hearing Conference

The long awaited DRMS Pre-Hearing Conference sets the stage for the State Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety Board to consider Peak Ranch Resource. Peak Materials has applied for a state permit with the DRMS to mine gravel at the former Hillyard Property. The conference, held Wednesday, March 31st, set the ground rules for the full DRMS Board meeting April 21st and 22nd to consider Peak's permit request.  

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DRMS Sets the Agenda for Hearings on Peak Ranch Resource

****IMPORTANT NOTE: IF YOU SUBMITTED A LETTER IN OCTOBER REQUESTING PARTY STATUS AND AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE DRMS BOARD...YOU MUST ATTEND THE PRE-CONFERENCE HEARING ON MARCH 31st. IF YOU DO NOT, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK AT THE BOARD MEETINGS IN APRIL.****

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