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PITKIN COUNTY ” Red Mountain Road will be closed from 10-11 a.m. today for equipment removal. For questions, call the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” There are only a few spots left for this weekend’s golf tournament benefiting the Arf Animal Rescue Foundation and the Little Red Schoolhouse.
The first annual Double Dog/Stubbies Golf Tournament, held at Ironbridge in Glenwood Springs, has a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The set-up is a four-person scramble and it’s $500 a team. Check-in and a barbecue lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Animal Rescue Foundation, based in Carbondale, provides medical care, training, rehabilitation, shelter and financial support while working to place the pets it rescues in permanent homes.
The Little Red Schoolhouse is a nonprofit organization and a preschool in Snowmass Village.
People interested in playing in the tournament must register by Sept. 25. To register, call Bob at 925-3459. Make checks payable to the Double Dog Pub.
MARBLE ” Gallegos Corp. has submitted a proposal to the U.S. Forest Service to remove rock on 23.33 acres of public land near the town of Marble.
The construction firm wants to “manually remove rock from a talus slope” that is within the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District, according to a press release from the Forest Service. The White River National Forest supervisor’s office is seeking public comment on the proposal.
“Operations are planned for one to two week sessions throughout the summer months and would be ongoing for up to 30 years,” the Forest Service statement said.
“The rock gathered from this site would be sold for use in construction projects.
Annual estimated tonnage removed ranges from 0 to 1,244 tons.”
Access to the quarry site would be from a private road off of Gunnison County Road 3. No new access roads are proposed. Temporary roads would be seeded and regraded as work evolves.
More information about the proposal is available online at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/projects. The agency requests that comments be submitted by Oct. 17.
The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Analysis within the next several months. It will contain a few different alternatives that the public may comment on at that time as well.
Anyone with questions or those who want a hard copy of the Scoping Notice for the proposal can contact Skye Sieber at (970) 625-6864.
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