West Elk Mine

NEWS
5:37 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Judge Halts West Elk Mine Expansion Over Climate Change Concerns

A U.S. District Court judge has halted an expansion at the West Elk Mine, a coal mine in Somerset.
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An expansion at the West Elk Mine has been halted by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson.

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NEWS
8:15 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Future of Coal Uncertain as Tennessee Valley Authority Cuts Production

One of the North Fork Valley's three mining operations
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It’s been a rough season for the coal mines of the North Fork Valley. Last week, Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset laid off another 115 workers, bringing the total number of jobs cut at that mine this fall to over 250.

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Local Newscast
8:27 am
Thu March 28, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, March 28, 2013

Headlines:

  • State lawmakers begin budget debate
  • BLM grants West Elk lease modifications to expand
  • Autopsy released following gunfight in Crawford
  • Lund vs. Marston for District 3 DMEA board position
  • Hunters boycotting Colorado due to new gun laws
  • Local prep sports report
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Local Newscast
8:26 am
Tue January 15, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Headlines:

  • Work halted at Oxbow's Elk Creek Mine due to high levels of Carbon Monoxide
  • No ruling yet on Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill in Montrose County
  • Avalanche Fatality in high country near Marble
  • Commissioners set hunting regulations for 2013 season
  • Arvada Pastor court ordered to change name of program

NEWS
10:53 am
Wed October 17, 2012

West Elk Mine Pays Reduced Royalties

The West Elk Mine near Somerset has been given a temporary reduction in the royalties it pays to the state and federal governments. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the reduction is because the mine has encountered some tricky geological conditions.

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