Mining proposal stuns Redstone

Chuck Ogilby stands where Coal Creek (in the background, mostly frozen) enters the Crystal River, shown flowing behind Ogilby in Redstone. Ogilby is among residents in the area who are concerned about the possibility of new coal mining in Coal Basin, located up the valley behind him. Past mining there contributed to sedimentation of Coal Creek and the Crystal River.



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Chuck Ogilby stands where Coal Creek (in the background, mostly frozen) enters the Crystal River, shown flowing behind Ogilby in Redstone. Ogilby is among residents in the area who are concerned about the possibility of new coal mining in Coal Basin, located up the valley behind him. Past mining there contributed to sedimentation of Coal Creek and the Crystal River.

REDSTONE — When a national forest official recently told residents of the Redstone area about renewed interest in mining coal up a valley where millions of dollars have been spent on…




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