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Twentymile jobs decrease by more than 50 in 2010 in Routt County

Peabody Energy’s Foidel Creek Mine in western Routt County is the most productive coal mine in the state in terms of annual tonnage. Last year

By the numbers

Foidel Creek Mine is the state’s highest-producing coal mine by annual tonnage. Foidel Creek Mine produced:

2010: 7.7 million tons

2009: 7.8 million tons

2008: 8 million tons

2007: 8.3 million tons

2006: 8.5 million tons

2005: 9.4 million tons

2004: 8.5 million tons

2003: 8.1 million tons

2002: 7.5 million tons

Energy education plan

Yampa Valley Partners and the Northwest Colorado Energy Steering Committee are creating an energy education plan for Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties. Kate Nowak, of Yampa Valley Partners, said public meetings for feedback and discussion in each county are being planned for May.

The Steering Committee includes more than 20 regional community members and has been working on the plan since May 2010. The committee’s mission is “to educate, communicate and promote sustainable and energy efficient practices so that our tri-county area will utilize our resources effectively and benefit our local economies.”

Learn more online at http://www.yampavalleypartners.com, through the “Energy” pull-down menu.

Online

View reports from previous years at http://www.mining.state.co.us. Select “DRMS Reports” from the menu on the left side of the page, then, select “Coal Reports.”





Peabody Energy's Foidel Creek Mine in western Routt County is the most productive coal mine in the state in terms of annual tonnage. Last year, the mine produced 7.7 million tons of coal.
John F. Russell