The setting and many faces in the gathered crowd were the same, and a meeting approximately an hour and a half in length Monday evening featured many of the same concerns.
Neighbors of a gravel quarry near the Coast Fork of the Willamette River outside Saginaw packed into a classroom at Delight Valley Head Start Monday to ask questions and share concerns about the quarry owner’s plan to expand its operations into about 23 acres of nearby land.
Mike Miller of Northwest Mineral Resources, the owner of the former Zumwalt and Williams Quarry, applied last month to Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) to expand gravel-mining operations at the quarry — which has seen mining activity since at least the 1960s — onto adjacent land that Miller also owns. For the complete article see the 04-09-2014 issue.
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