- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

DENVER (AP) - The Latest on the closure of coal power units and mines in Colorado (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

Utility officials say at least 90 jobs will be lost as coal-fired power units and a coal mine shut down in Colorado.

Lee Boughey (BOH’-ee) of Tri-State Generation and Transmission said Thursday 93 people work at the Nucla Station power plant and the New Horizon Mine that supplies the plant. He says all those jobs will eventually be eliminated after the plant shuts down in 2022.

One unit of the Craig Station plant will shut down in 2025, but two others will keep operating. Boughey says Tri-State doesn’t yet know how many jobs will be lost, but 280 people work there now.

Nucla is in southwestern Colorado and Craig is in the northwest corner of the state. Tri-State operates both.

They’re being shut down under an agreement to clean up the state’s air.

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6:15 p.m.

Colorado officials say one coal-fired power plant will shut down and a part of a second plant will stop operating under an agreement to reduce haze and carbon dioxide.

State regulators and utility officials said Thursday that a coal mine that supplies one of the plants will also cease operating.

The Nucla Station power plant in southwestern Colorado will close by the end of 2022. The New Horizon mine will also close.

Officials say one unit of the Craig Station plant in northwestern Colorado will close at the end of 2025. Two other units will keep operating with additional pollution controls.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many jobs would be lost. Tri-State Generation and Transmission, which operates the plants, says a total of 280 people work at Craig Station.

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