The Coulson Excavating Co. is proposing a gravel-mining operation on just over one-third (50 acres) of the 132.6 acres it purchased in 1993. Known as the “Stroh Pit,” the property is located directly east of another gravel pit called the Kirtright Pit, which was mined by Coulson from 1986 to 2001 and has since been reclaimed as lakes. Coulson will move the noisier part of the operation — processing the sand and gravel — to Kirtright, where it will be farther from existing residences.
Coulson acquired the Property in 1993 with the intent of mining for sand and gravel.
2001: Coulson presents gravel mine sketch plan to Larimer County
2002: Coulson submits initial special-use permit application
2002: Coulson posts signs regarding pending application at County’s request
2004-08: Coulson submits and county accepts regular requests to extend 2002 application
2009: Coulson submits updated project documents and pays fee to maintain active application
2009: Coulson hosts neighborhood meeting (Sept. 14) to present proposed operation
2016: Thompson River Ranch resident attests to Larimer County via email that Coulson signs were facing into the Thompson River Ranch subdivision when he purchased his home and for several years afterwards
2016: Coulson hosts neighborhood meeting (Oct. 19)