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Bowie Resource Partners to idle Bowie #2 coal mine

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Due to continued market weakening, Bowie Resource Partners, LLC’s (BRP) wholly owned subsidiary, Bowie Resources LLC is going to idle its Bowie #2 mine near Paonia, Colorado, US. The mine will remain idle while the market for Bowie #2 coal is evaluated.

The Bowie #2 mine currently employs 108 full time employees and 1 contractor.

"Some of the affected employees will be relocated where possible to fill vacancies in other parts of the business; however, layoffs are unfortunately unavoidable," said Gene E. DiClaudio, BRP's Chief Operating Officer.

It is anticipated that 68 full time positions will be eliminated.

BRP owns and operates three underground coal mines in Utah and one underground coal mine in Colorado and is the leading western bituminous coal producer, with 14 million short t of coal sales in the 2015 calendar year.

BRP's mines produce clean-burning, low-sulfur thermal coal primarily for consumption by domestic power generators in Utah.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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