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Scott Calhoun’s job with TK Mining allows him and his family to continue living in Delta while the company sends him to work in mines around the country and internationally. With recent layoffs and mine closings, the company gives Delta County miners the opportunity to still earn money in their field without having to uproot their families.


DELTA — Scotty Calhoun saw the handwriting on the longwall years ago and opted out of full-time work at the Elk Creek Mine.
Calhoun instead signed on at TK Mining in Delta and promptly went to work in Colorado, Canada and Mexico.

Garfield County man held after father dies in struggle

A Garfield County man was jailed Friday in connection with the death of his father in a home just outside of New Castle. Anthony William Padia, 27, was taken to the Garfield County Jail on Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder of his 65-year-old father, Leon Padia, of 196 Mid Valley Drive, on Wednesday.



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