Kings River en 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 Planning Commission Approves Carmelita Mining Project Sewage Spill on Kings River Prompts Health Warning <p>Public health officials in Tulare County are urging residents to avoid the waters of the Kings River after a sewage spill Monday night in Reedley.</p><p>According to officials at around 8:00 p.m. Monday night, a problem at the City of Reedley&#39;s Wastewater Treatment Plant on Olsen Avenue resulted in a spill of 63,000 gallons of untreated sewage. At least some of the sewage flowed into the Kings River, which is immediately to the east of the plant.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 04:06:52 +0000 Joe Moore 1358 at