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By Andi Bourne

New Gravel Pit Proposed on Cottonwood Lakes Road


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The new proposed gravel pit would be located four miles east from Highway 83 on the Cottonwood Lakes Road in Powell County. The south end of the 160-acre lot neighbors the northern boundary of Double Arrow Ranch.

SEELEY LAKE - Frank Tabish of LHC Inc. in Kalispell, Mont. has applied for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) with Powell County to operate a 26.5-acre gravel pit within 160 acres four miles east of Highway 83 and south of Cottonwood Lakes Road. Gary Lewis, owner of Deer Creek Aggregates, LLC, will be leasing the pit after it has been developed and sees many benefits of the gravel pit to the area. An opposing group of Double Arrow Ranch landowners feels it will be detrimental to the area.

Powell County is holding a public hearing to take action on the proposed CUP Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Elks...

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