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Welt's history in coal industry runs deep
Welt's history in coal industry runs deep

Think of a coal miner and you might see a steely-eyed man in a hard hat, his face and clothing blackened with carbon. But in the North Fork area, where coal mines have operated for more than 100 years, Kathy Welt is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry.

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Mining exception is back on the table

The U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources are evaluating three alternatives for reinstating the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception as written in the 2012 Colorado Roadless Rule.

The Colorado Roadless Rule was finalized by the Forest Service in 2012 after seven years of collaboration with three governors and diverse stakeholders across Colorado.

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Glide back into mining history

More than 12 million dollars in silver ore was produced by the Yankee Girl Mine up Red Mountain Pass between 1882 and the late 1890s. Today, the mine is defunct and only a few visitors reach it each winter -- usually by snowshoes or skis.

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