Ovens to bake coking coal were abandoned as demand for local coal dried up in Trinidad, Colorado.
Trinidad High School’s “Mighty Miner” mascot highlights local pride in the city’s coal mining history.
A pile of coal awaits shipping outside the New Elk mine in Trinidad, Colorado. Some of the mine’s coal will be burned in China.
David Hadad, the owner of Hadad’s Home Furnishings in Trinidad, Colorado, thinks coal exports to China could spark a revival of the distressed town.