Coal en More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More coal miners in the North Fork Valley are being laid off. Oxbow Mining company… owned by part-time Aspen resident and billionaire Bill Koch… laid off more than a hundred employees yesterday at its Elk Creek mine. It makes for a tough start to the holiday season for </span>Paonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and other neighboring communities. And it’s part of a powerful domino effect after fires at the mine early this year disrupted production.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 05:52:59 +0000 Elise Thatcher 11045 at More Layoffs As Coal Mine All But Shuttered Major Layoffs at Oxbow Coal Mine <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two weeks ago, the coal mine near </span>Paonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> owned by billionaire Bill Koch laid off more than half of its employees. The Koch owned Oxbow Mining company hopes to expand operations again in the future and rehire some of the workers. &nbsp;In the meantime the layoffs are creating hardships for a number of communities.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:47:51 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8873 at Major Layoffs at Oxbow Coal Mine