January 20, 2013
Twentymile Coal Company began construction of the new Sage Creek Portal in 2011.
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Coal production at Routt County’s Twentymile Mine decreased again in 2014, along with the number of employees.
New coal beckons but future demand uncertain for underground mine
For all the complex, highly engineered machinery required to run an underground mine, it’s a Dodge 4-wheel-drive pickup truck that delivers miners to their work site every day deep under the earth at Twentymile Coal Company’s Foidel Creek Mine — commonly referred to as Twentymile.
Routt County’s Twentymile Coal Co. in 2013 produced the least amount of coal since at least 2001.