[3/16/2020] Rock and Rail Case Going to Trial

[CLICK ON THE POST IF NEEDED TO SEE THE ENTIRE POST] Once Martin Marietta Materials transferred operating control of the Highway 34 facility to Rock and Rail, Rock and Rail sued the CLR-34 plaintiffs from the earlier case, claiming we had no right to take legal action against them. The plaintiffs filed a countersuit responding…

[10/19/2019] Breaking news…

CDPHE releases human health risk assessment for oil and gas operations in Colorado. Read it at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ST8yZ0bUBrEzIkWsalOWCMHNjHNXarHO/view?usp=drivesdk

[5-2-2019] Weld County is reviewing zoning rules

IF NECESSARY, CLICK ON POST TO SEE ENTIRE TEXT Weld County is reviewing zoning rules, and a few major changes have been proposed, including tighter specifications of what will be allowed as a use by right or use by special review (USR). We’re arguing that compatibility standards are also needed. These changes could have important…

[4/18/2019] Court of Appeals dismisses 2nd appeal

IF NECESSARY, CLICK ON THE POST TO SEE THE ENTIRE TEXT On April 18, 2019, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued an Order to dismiss our Appeal of Judge Taylor’s decision from last summer. The bases for this ruling were twofold. First, the case was not “ripe” for an appeal. Second, it became moot when…

[2/19/2019] We’re not alone

Kevin Duggan, Coloradoan reporter, observes that court battles are becoming more common in land use cases as the region grows. See his article at https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2019/02/18/northern-colorado-land-use-fights-over-gravel-and-conrete-head-court/2905770002/.

[1/25/2019] Zoning enforcement requested

CLICK ON TITLE OF POST IF NECESSARY TO SEE ENTIRE POST A letter was sent to the Weld County zoning compliance officer today. In it, the attorney for the plaintiffs asks that Weld County acknowledge that Rock and Rail does not have any right to manufacture concrete under the guise of being a “railroad operation”…

[11-21-2018] Links to useful Weld County information

CLICK ON TITLE IF NECESSARY TO SEE FULL POSTING CLR-34 has learned that monitoring Weld County records for evidence of actions relevant to the Martin Marietta Highway 34 project is essential. Knowing the rules, by studying the County Charter and Code, is also critical. Because citizens concerned with this project and other land use cases…