FOLBR - Friends Of the Lower Blue River


Fighting the Good Fight at the State Level

We all know the Peak Materials proposed mining project has been like a hibernating bear, fast asleep since late 2018 and early 2019. But now that bear has awakened and it is roaming the Blue River Valley hungry.
The company has begun the process to obtain the needed State and County permits to mine and transport aggregate from the 80-acres on the former Julie Hillyard property has begun. For those who may not know, the property is on the river side of Highway 9 about one mile south of Ute Pass Road at the base of one of the prettiest Gore Range vistas.

Peak Materials is a subsidiary of Utah-based Kilgore Companies. Friends of the Lower Blue River is fighting to kill this plan at the state level, so the issue never reaches the County. We plan to challenge their permit application to Colorado Department of Reclamation, Mining and Safety (DRMS). The impact of the mine on the Blue River, wildlife, including the fishery, water wells, wetlands, the landscape itself are real and we are going to do everything we can to keep it from happening.

We will need your help! Stay tuned for more information about the process, the timelines and what your need to do to save the Lower Blue. 

Above Photo: Blue River at the Proposed Peak Ranch Resource

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