Grist Creek Open Pit Gravel Mine

On April 21,  2011  over fifty Round Valley residents made the trek down to Ukiah to appear at 9am to speak before the Planning Commission against the Planning Department Staff recommendation that the Grist Creek Open Pit Mining Project proceed without an EIR (Environmental Impact Report). They patiently waited for over two hours to be … Read more

Eel River rail line tough to build, and tough to kill

By GAYE LeBARON FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT  Published: Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 3:00 a.m.   The rail line through the Eel River Canyon hasn’t carried a train for 13 years. “Oh, we’ll all go out to meet her when she comes…We’ll be shoutin’ ‘Hallelujah!’ when she comes.” Or, perhaps, the variation on the old campfire … Read more