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Routt County in photos: Jan. 19, 2013

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Dennis Bouwens

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Modern-day coal miner: Dennis Bouwens

Dennis Bouwens had planned on being an architectural engineer but ended up spending his career as a miner. At the end of his senior year at Basalt High School in 1968, Bouwens needed to save money for school and was working graveyard mining shifts.


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