limestone quarry

Lucas Turner



  The proposed mid-continent limestone quarry expansion near Glenwood Springs has inspired citizen groups, multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, and dozens of articles from news outlets from around the state. So, to get a unique perspective on the issue, KDNK’s Lucas Turner took a special trip on an Ecoflight.

City of Rifle

Last Tuesday Rifle City council voted to support Glenwood Springs City Council by opposing the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion on BLM land outside of Glenwood. KDNK News Director Lucas Turner has this report.

Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK


As reported yesterday by KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh, Rocky Mountain Resource Management officially submitted a proposal to expand the Limestone Quarry near Glenwood Springs. If the Bureau of Land Management considers the expansion proposal complete then it will be posted for public review and eventually a public comment period will begin under the National Environmental Policy Act. Members of the public are already talking about possible impacts of the expansion, including fourth and fifth graders at Two Rivers Community School.

Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Rocky Mountain Resource Management, or RMR, has permission to drill exploratory holes up to 200 feet deep winin the existing boundaries of the limestone quarry above Glenwood Springs. It's not an expansion, but the Bureau of Land Management expects a proposal soon. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Word is out about a possible expansion of a limestone quarry just north of Glenwood Springs. But, the Bureau of Land Management has not received a final proposal from Rocky Mountain Resources. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.