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Gregg Payne, right, wants to protect the Chloride home of his mother and father, Beverly and Harold Payne, from a planned 60-acre gravel and decorative rock pit.

Above, the existing Kalamazoo gravel pit is shown outside the historic mining town of Chloride.

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When the BLM is a 'Payne': Chloride family valiantly battles federal agency

Gregg Payne was wondering why the BLM wanted to boot his mom and dad from the home and property they’d owned in this historic mining town for 20 years.