Megan Graham

Neighbors, mine show the good will to succeed

King Coal II is a slick operation. The Hesperus coal mine seven miles west on County Road 120 employs rigorous training around exacting safety standards and high-grade technology in its pursuit of extracting the coveted coal that lies underground.

A massive blade-spike drum churns coal out of the seam and onto a cart that ferries the...

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