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Twentymile Coal Expansion Possible

As part of the Trump Administrations goal to create an all-of-the-above energy policy in the United States, the BLM is currently evaluating a Lease-by-Application for Peabody, at their Twentymile mine near Hayden and are looking for public input. The lease Continue reading

MOCO Supports Royalty Reduction For Twentymile

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a letter at their meeting Tuesday, supporting Peabody’s efforts to seek a royalty rate reduction for the Twentymile coal mine in Routt County. The company is seeking a royalty reduction from 12 to Continue reading

Cutting Torches Cause Grass Fire

A grass fire near the Empire Mine yesterday afternoon was caused by part of the decommissioning process of the mine. Crews are currently using cutting torches to break up the metal infrastructure of the mine. High winds yesterday lead to sparks from the torches igniting a small grass Continue reading

Empire Mine Being Deconstructed

If you have driven between Craig and Hamilton this week you may have noticed the Empire Mine coal tube, which crossed Highway 13, has been removed. According to a representative from Peabody Energy, the tube was removed as part of the decommissioning of the mine. Peabody is Continue reading

New President And GM At Trapper Mine

A new President and General Manager has been hired at Trapper Mine. Michael Morriss will take over for Jim Mattern as the mine’s president and General Manager today. Mattern’s last day with the company is today. Morris has over 30 years of surface coal mining and electric utility experience at various power plants and coal mines in Texas, most recently working as the Director of the Three Oaks Mine in Elgin, Texas. The Board Continue reading

Commissioners Approve ColoWyo’s Collom Pit

The Moffat County Commissioners amended the conditional use permit for the ColoWyo mine at their meeting yesterday, which will allow the company to move forward with developing and mining the Collom pit.  The Collom expansion was approved by the federal Continue reading

340,000 Tons Of Additional Coal To Be Mined

Twentymile Coal can now extract an additional 340,000 tons of federal coal from the underground Mine located approximately 20 miles southwest of Steamboat. The Bureau of Land Management announced they had Continue reading

Milk Fire Expected To Be 100% Contained Saturday

WILD FIRECrews continued to make progress Friday fighting the Milk Fire burning just south of the ColoWyo Mine. The fire is now 70% contained, and crews are expecting to gain full control Saturday. Investigators believe that the fire, which began Continue reading

Milk Fire 50% Contained

WILD FIREThe Milk Fire burning south of ColoWyo Mine, is now 50% contained. Ground crews have been working in conjunction with helicopters in the area to suppress the 500 acre fire. The fire that was first reported Continue reading

Colorado Coal Mine Will Layoff 80 Workers

coalplugThe owners of the West Elk Coal Mine near Somerset Colorado announced earlier this week that they will lay off 80 workers. The West Elk Coal Mine produced the most coal in Colorado last year. The layoffs represent about a quarter of Continue reading

Peabody Declares Bankruptcy

PEABODYPeabody Energy the owner of Twentymile Mine in Routt County, announced yesterday that the company will file for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows the company to remain in control of their business operations while restructuring their debt. Peabody has been considering Chapter 11 Continue reading

Interior Official Tours Trapper

Trapper-Mine-300A representative from the department of interior is in Northwest Colorado to tour the Trapper mine today. Janice Schneider, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s assistant secretary for land and minerals management took a tour of Twentymile mine in Routt County yesterday. During her visit to the mine today Schneider plans to meet with representatives from Continue reading