Elk Creek Mine http://kvnf.org en KVNF Regional News: Friday, February 7, 2014 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-news-friday-february-7-2014 <p></p><p><strong>Newcast</strong></p><ul><li>Lawmakers Want to Study How to Improve Colorado's Emergency Communication System</li><li>School Drop Out Rates are Down Across Much of KVNF's&nbsp;Listening Area</li><li>State Legislators to Hold Meeting for Workers Laid Off from Elk Creek Mine</li><li>Helicopter Crash Outside of Silt was Cause by a Collision with Power Lines</li><li>Laser Mapping Gives Scientists a More Accurate Picture of the Snowpack</li></ul><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:28:33 +0000 Patricia Naft 21934 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 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 Regional Newscast: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-october-16-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mesa County Sheriff and District Attorney Sound Off Against Proposed Budget Cuts</span></li><li>Opponents and Supporters of Telluride Soda Tax Step Up Campaigning Efforts</li><li>Elk Creek Mine Layoffs Likely to Hurt Local Economy</li><li>Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Petition Process for Amendment 66</li><li>Delta County Libraries Selected for Trial-Run of &quot;Super Wifi&quot; Technology Wed, 16 Oct 2013 14:52:43 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17305 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, October 4, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-friday-october-4-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Around Half of Elk Creek Miners Laid Off</li><li>Anadarko Officials Say Flood Damage Continues to Cut Oil and Gas Production</li><li>US Air Force Academy Says Shutdown is &quot;Completely Disruptive&quot;</li><li>US Forest Supervisor for White River National Forest Talks about Shutdown Impact</li><li>Republican Recall Victors Sworn Into Office Fri, 04 Oct 2013 06:00:00 +0000 Travis Bubenik 17114 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, February 21, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-february-21-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Forest report reveals damage by spruce beetles</li><li>Miners back to work at Elk Creek in Somerset</li><li>$895 million price tag to clean uranium tailings from Arkansas River</li><li>Controlled burns planned for some 12,000 acres on Western Slope</li><li>Increased ozone linked to oil and gas drilling in Eastern Utah</li><li>Playoff time for local hoops players, wrestlers go to state</li></ul><p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:26:20 +0000 Eric Goold 6810 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, January 31, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-thursday-january-31-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Elk Creek Mine working on cleanup, still weeks away from opening</li><li>Environmental groups challenge roadless rule in appeals court</li><li>Governor Hickenlooper issues new wildfire prevention orders</li><li>Paonia grapplers No.1, girls basketball undefeated as regionals approach</li></ul><p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:27:03 +0000 Eric Goold 5910 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-wednesday-january-16-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Legislature takes up issue of gun control</li><li>State debates accepting federal health insurance money, job creation</li><li>BLM Grand Junction office welcomes comment on RMP</li><li>670 hospitalized cases of the flu so far in Colorado; vaccination urged</li><li>Rusty water in Paonia not dangerous</li><li>Elk Creek Mine hopes to stabilize and re-open within a week</li></ul><p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:29:51 +0000 Eric Goold 5293 at http://kvnf.org