Megan Graham

Residents need relief from busy mine operations

Let’s talk about the biggest little coal mine in La Plata County you’ve never heard of.

Six miles southwest of Hesperus sits the King Coal II mine. Operated by GCC Energy, a subsidiary of Mexico-based Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, the underground mine has operated since 2007, continuing a legacy of coal mining in the area...

Dan Olson is the executive director of San Juan Citizens Alliance. He can be reached at

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