A Wednesday story about the forthcoming Mid-Continent limestone quarry expansion plans had an incorrect reference to the number of claims and acreage Rocky Mountain Resources is permitted to operate on. David Boyd, spokesman for the area BLM field office, said RMR has a total of 41 mining claims on 820 acres of BLM land and is currently permitted to operate on six claims covering about 20 acres.
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Current Basalt officials say the town government has violated the Colorado Taxpayers’ Bill of Right by increasing the property tax mill levy over the prior years 10 times since the mid-2000s. Two former mayors contend the mill levy could be adjusted in any given year as long as it didn’t exceed the mill levy in 1994. It’s a $2 million question.