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Gypsum rejects gravel pit plan, Dotsero annexation

Daily staff report

This photo from the Elam Construction presentation for the Coyote River Ranch gravel mine proposal details the area affected by the proposal.

GYPSUM — Gypsum won't be annexing the Coyote River Ranch property at Dotsero, which also means the town won't consider a gravel mining operation at the site.

After nearly three hours of public comment Tuesday night, the Gypsum Town Council rejected the first in a series of annexation applications for the Miller, Taylor and Coyote River Ranch parcels. With the first annexation denied, the who application became moot because the town does not have authority to consider land use files for properties that are not located within its boundaries.

The proposal drew a standing room only crowd to Gypsum Town Hall Tuesday night as neighboring property owners, Colorado River Road dwellers and Dotsero residents protested the plan.