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By Andi Bourne

LHC, Inc. Withdraws DEQ Permit for Cottonwood Pit


SEELEY LAKE – LHC, Inc. withdrew their Opencut Mining Plan of Operation and Application with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the Cottonwood Pit proposed on Cottonwood Lakes Road. Until a new application is submitted, this ends the process to open the gravel pit on Cottonwood Lakes Road.

The Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the proposed Cottonwood Pit received zoning approval with conditions at the Feb. 9 Powell County Planning Board meeting. DEQ received LHC, Inc.’s application Feb. 13 and withdrew it March 16.

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