The plan calls for closing two older units at the Comanche Generating Station — one in 2022 and one in 2025. A third, newer unit would keep operating.
Peabody says the lease would help the mine to continue at its current employment level of 365 people and generate about $13 million in royalties, half of which would go to Colorado.
A contemporary art museum might be the last thing you’d expect to find in this southern Colorado town with a working-class past.
Greek coal miners were called freedom fighters and the bone and sinew of the strike that ignited the 1914 Ludlow massacre in southern Colorado
To see the worst of the coal slump in Colorado, look no further than the state’s North Fork Valley. Since 2013, two out of three mines have closed.
Valley leaders aren’t waiting to see if promises to the coal industry are delivered. Instead, they’re seeking to build their own path.
Colorado has about half the mining jobs it had a decade ago. Local officials want to replicate a Western Slope project that turns methane waste into electricity.
The president's executive order instructs the Environmental Protection Agency to review the Clean Power Plan and other regulations.
With natural gas remaking the energy landscape, here's Colorado's remaining coal-fired power plants in one map.
The Colowyo Mine will now extract coal in territory to the north in the Collom development.