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Old 01-01-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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All this past week, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel has been running a series of articles on the western Colorado energy industry. Some of them have been barely competent journalism, but today's article on coal mining is a pretty good one.

Welcome to GJSentinel! (http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/content/gen/spcl/energy_series/index.html - broken link)

Included is this great photo series showing what an underground coal mine with a longwall miner looks like:

http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/content/multimedia/players/brightcove.html?bcpid=1475275786&bclid=1504353703& bctid=59873943001 (broken link)

I'm not a coal miner, but I know a number of people who are; and I have been underground, some five miles into the mountain, to see a longwall mining machine at work. You come away from that with a great appreciation of the hard job those miners have to do, you marvel at the technology, and it makes you think about "what makes the magic happen" every time you flip on a light switch or turn on your computer.
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:02 PM
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That is amazing.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:46 AM
 
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The link is dead, the article is missing. Any chance the paper can get the article back up?
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:21 AM
 
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The link is dead, the article is missing. Any chance the paper can get the article back up?
Same thing happened to me, but I've been out of town the last few days. I'll go down to the Sentinel and just buy the papers.
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