Coal Mining http://kvnf.org en Senator Gail Schwartz and other state officials offer little to reassure laid off coal miners http://kvnf.org/post/senator-gail-schwartz-and-other-state-officials-offer-little-reassure-laid-coal-miners <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">Coal miners and their families filled the gym at the Paonia branch of the Delta Montrose Technical College on Saturday. Many of them were among the 300 people laid off by Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset last month. They were there to hear state Senator Gail Schwartz and others talk about how the state could help them deal with the job losses. Some ideas included rural economic development grants and financial aid for miners to go back to school. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:44:22 +0000 Emily Guerin 22116 at http://kvnf.org Senator Gail Schwartz and other state officials offer little to reassure laid off coal miners KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-tuesday-december-10-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>CPW Researchers Conducting Backcountry Flyovers</li><li>Some Miners Near Ouray Helping with Accident Investigation</li><li>Future of Coal Uncertain as Tennessee Valley Authority Cuts Production</li><li>Three Colorado Cities Facing Lawsuits Over Fracking Bans</li><li>Historic Schoolhouse Spurred Modern Women's Club Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:28:03 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19638 at http://kvnf.org Future of Coal Uncertain as Tennessee Valley Authority Cuts Production http://kvnf.org/post/future-coal-uncertain-tennessee-valley-authority-cuts-production <p></p><p>It’s been a rough season for the coal mines of the North Fork Valley. Last week, Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset <a href="http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/coal-mine-lays-off-115-more-workers">laid off</a> another 115 workers, bringing the total number of jobs cut at that mine this fall to over 250.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Emily Guerin 19615 at http://kvnf.org Future of Coal Uncertain as Tennessee Valley Authority Cuts Production Youth Reporters Cover Energy Issues for Pass the Mic http://kvnf.org/post/youth-reporters-cover-energy-issues-pass-mic <p></p><p>For the past few months, KVNF’s Programming Director Ali Lightfoot has been helping local kids produce radio stories as a part of our youth reporting project, <a href="http://kvnf.org/programs/pass-mic-2013">Pass the Mic.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project is now in its second year and is a collaboration of KVNF and the <a href="http://www.northforkheartsoul.com/">North Fork Heart and Soul Project.</a> The stories these kids produce tackle a number of contentious issues, one of them being the energy industry.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:21:25 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19396 at http://kvnf.org Youth Reporters Cover Energy Issues for Pass the Mic KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-december-4-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>More Layoffs as Coal Mine All But Shuttered</li><li>KVNF Youth Reporters Tackle Energy Issues</li><li>Ali Lightfoot on the Pass the Mic Project</li><li>December Storm Could be Clue to Rest of Winter Weather</li><li>Despite Early Snowfall, Much of State Still in Drought Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:49:53 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19391 at http://kvnf.org More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered http://kvnf.org/post/more-layoffs-coal-mine-all-shuttered <p>More coal miners in the North Fork Valley are being laid off. Oxbow Mining company, owned by billionaire Bill Koch, laid off more than a hundred more employees on Monday at its Elk Creek mine.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:50:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 19342 at http://kvnf.org More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered Major Layoffs at Oxbow Coal Mine http://kvnf.org/post/major-layoffs-oxbow-coal-mine <p></p><p>Two weeks ago, the coal mine near Paonia owned by billionaire Bill Koch laid off more than half of its employees. The Koch owned Oxbow Mining company hopes to expand operations again in the future and rehire some of the workers.&nbsp; In the meantime the layoffs are creating hardships for a number of communities.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:49:31 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17307 at http://kvnf.org Major Layoffs at Oxbow Coal Mine KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, September 2, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-monday-september-2-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Finance Reports Released in Colorado Recall Elections</li><li>Colorado Recall Elections Draw National Attention</li><li>Members of <em>Fix the Debt Colorado </em>Offer Solutions for Fixing National Debt</li><li>Proposed Bill Would Ensure States Receive Mineral Royalties This Year</li><li>Un-named entity abandons plans for coal mine near Redstone</li><li>State fair brings rural and urban together Mon, 02 Sep 2013 15:06:48 +0000 Brian Cambria 15386 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-tuesday-august-6-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Hallmark Channel TV Series Won’t Be Filmed in Telluride After All</li><li>Doug Lamborn Aims to Lift Regulations on Coal Mining Near Streams</li><li><em>iSeeChange Report – Drought and the Future of Western Forests</em></li><li>Supporters of School Funding Increase Gather Double the Required Signatures for November Vote</li><li>Delta County Conservation Budget Looks Good in Audit Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:10:45 +0000 Brian Cambria 14130 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, February 7, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-february-7-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>State Announces Child Welfare Reforms</li><li>Another Skier Death At Aspen</li><li>State Snowpack Less Than Last Year</li><li>People Respond To BLM Deferral of NF Gas Leases</li><li>Oxbow's Elk Creek Mine To Re-open</li><li>Grant Will Improve Paonia River Park</li></ul><p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:03:13 +0000 Brian Cambria 6215 at http://kvnf.org