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Rick Dickson displays photos he’s taken of Northwest Colorado in his job with the U.S Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration. Dickson, 56, has a great appreciation for the natural beauty of the area, which he considers “a big playground.”

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Five minutes with Rick Dickson, 56, surface coal mine inspector for U.S Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration

Hometown? “I’m from Arvada, which is a suburb of Denver.” When did you come to Craig? “1977. I came here for a job with Colowyo.” Motto or outlook on life? “If I can do one thing to make somebody’s job or life easier, I’ll do it because I know that’s going to come back to me. It took me a long time to learn, but getting ahead isn’t as important as letting it come to you.” How long has your office been in its current location? “It’s maybe just a hair over a year old. Our old one burned down when the Country Mall burned down. We were working on the east side of town when they got the new one built.”

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