mining http://kvpr.org en Planning Commission Approves Carmelita Mining Project http://kvpr.org/post/planning-commission-approves-carmelita-mining-project <p>The Fresno County Planning Commission approved a controversial proposal for a gravel mining project near the Kings River north of Reedley&nbsp;today on a 6-1 vote.</p><p>The Carmelita&nbsp;Project is a planned 886 acre gravel mine between Reed Avenue and the Kings River. &nbsp;The project will be divided into 22 mining &quot;cells&quot; each of them 40 acres in size and up to 50 feet deep. Over the next 100 years, the mine will produce as much as 1.25 million tons of sand and rock each year. The land is owned by Fresno based Gerawan Farming, and is currently home to fruit orchards.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 23:45:18 +0000 Joe Moore 1957 at http://kvpr.org Planning Commission Approves Carmelita Mining Project Plan to mine Jesse Morrow Mountain ignites controversy http://kvpr.org/post/plan-mine-jesse-morrow-mountain-ignites-controversy <p>Take a drive east on Highway 180 from Fresno toward Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and you&rsquo;ll see a landscape as varied as the Valley itself. Neatly arranged orchards give way to the lush green basin of the Kings River, and the rustic towns of Centerville and Minkler. And just as the highway begins its climb into the Sierra foothills, off to the left, the first hill you see is Jesse Morrow Mountain.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 01:29:56 +0000 Joe Moore 541 at http://kvpr.org Plan to mine Jesse Morrow Mountain ignites controversy