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A Coal Miner's Cause

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Mark Gill, of Twentymile Mine, was one of about 250 area coal miners who attended Tuesday's campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The mine's attendance at the event was to raise public awareness about energy and issues surrounding the industry. Photo by Mary Austin

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Red Steele, a shift foreman and 20-year employee at Twentymile Mine, was one of 148 Twentymile employees present Tuesday morning at the rally for Mitt Romney at Alice Pleasant Park. “We want to represent our side,” Steele said. Photo by Michelle Balleck

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Photo by Mary Austin

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Dianna Orf, of Denver, holds a sign Tuesday morning before the Mitt Romney rally at Alice Pleasant Park. Orf does freelance work with the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, Colorado Mining Association and Association of Governments of Northwest Colorado. Photo by Mary Austin

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