CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two Wyoming mines are being recognized for their reclamation work.
RAWLINS, Wyo. — When Robert and Karen Umberger looked outside their Elmo home on a cool spring morning in 2010, there was something funny about the 6-by-8-foot hole in their front yard. To wit, there wasn’t a 6-by-8-foot hole in their front yard the morning prior.
Spring Creek Mine in southeast Montana is built on muscle, not on hustle. Its giant mining shovels chew through coal seams voraciously, but have a top-end cruising speed of about 2 mph.