Public hearing…

Al Hibbard (right) mine manager of Deserado Mine in Rangely, smiles and shakes hands with business owner and Rangely Town trustee Brad Casto, pictured with fellow trustee Clayton Gohr and Rangely Town Manager Peter Brixius after a public hearing hosted by the Bureau of Land Management seeking public comment on the Environmental Assessment (EA) proposal for Blue Mountain Energy to lease additional acres on BLM-managed lands adjacent to the existing Deserado Mine. Casto and Gohr, along with others, spoke in favor of the proposed lease and of the important role the mine plays in the Rangely community and economy.