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Bowie Coal Mine In Colorado Lays Off 150 Workers

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Bowie Resource Partners says it has eliminated 150 jobs at the Bowie #2 coal mine near Paonia.

Editor's Note: This piece has been updated for clarity. 

In a release Bowie says it’s scaling back production at the mine in response to the cancelation of a coal supply agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and continued weak demand for coal in the region.

KVNF called the mine, which refused to comment. Bowie’s corporate office referred us to a press release.

Last year the shutdown of another mine in the region caused nearly 300 people to lose their jobs. That coal mine is in Somerset.

In the release, Bowie says it will provide the 150 laid off workers with 60 days of wages and benefits.

The company also says that it will provide relocation assistance for workers who transfer to other Bowie mines.