Yesterday, September 29th, 2022, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners voted 2-1 to DENY the CEMEX application for 15 years of additional mining at Dowe Flats. The motion put forth by the County Commissioners was to deny, and Commissioners Loachamin and Levy voted Yes (deny), while Commissioner Jones voted No (approve). Earlier in September, the Boulder County Planning Commission also unanimously voted to recommend denial to the County Commissioners. The original mining permit was approved in 1994 and expires today, September 30, 2022.
The Board of Trustees thanks our community for being so engaged and expressing your opinions, and each of the boards and commissions who met in mid-July on very short notice to put together their well-thought out and articulate referral comments.