News from Washington, South Carolina, Colorado

  • According to The Herald, in Everett, Wash., a gravel mine that has operated for almost 25 years in Snohomish County is seeking to expand by 56 acres. Some neighbors have questions about truck traffic, noise and impacts to well water. Cadman operates the 425-acre sand, gravel and crushed stone mine off Mountain Loop Highway northeast of Granite Falls, outside city limits. The company needs a new conditional-use permit, because the current expires at the end of 2024. It plans to apply to Snohomish County for the permit later this fall. If approved, the permit would last another 25 years.
  • According to WTLX, Luck Stone has received approval to mine granite in Ridgeway, S.C., and now they are searching for locals to help fill spots in the company. The quarry is being built off Highway 34 and I-77 behind Winnsboro’s water supply tower.  The company hosted its first community event, and plans to begin taking pre-blast surveys and surveying the wells of properties surrounding the quarry as well.
  • According to The Golden Transcript, a long-discussed plan to expand the 284-acre aggregate quarry along U.S. 40 in south Golden, Colo., which is operated by Martin Marietta Materials, is finally coming to fruition. On Sept. 27, the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners approved rezoning 64 open space acres south of the current site to allow mining on 48 acres. This is part of a land swap with Jeffco Open Space, which is underway. On Oct. 5, the Golden Planning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend the City Council approve an amendment to the quarry’s development plan to expand mining operations.

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