Monthly Archives: April 2010

Massey Energy Faces Criminal Probe

Heard first on NPR, via my lovely wife, and verified by Reuters. WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Massey Energy Co is under criminal investigation by the FBI after the deadly mine explosion earlier this month in West Virginia that killed 29, U.S. … Continue reading

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Maurice Manning Reading

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Tube Time

Here’s something you might be interested in. PBS will be broadcasting Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People Thursday, April 29 and continue each Thursday through May 20. So if you missed it the first time around now’s your chance to … Continue reading

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Old Fish, by Nathan Tyree

Down here the mining companies built the towns. Everyone owed their living to the minerals coming from the belly of the earth. Even if they didn’t swing a pick in the dark, they worked at one of the rooming houses, … Continue reading

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Barry Hannah Memorial Competition Results

Results are in, and here are the prizes, if you’ve forgotten: First prize: packet of Hannah books,  Airships, Ray, Geronimo Rex, a $25.00 gift card from Barnes & Noble Second prize: Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction and my book Breaking it … Continue reading

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Riverside, fiction by Kurt Taylor

Nicole swung around the corner of the café counter in her smooth way, balancing a tray of dishes and coffee cups, just right, before stacking everything in the bus tub. She wore the same tight-fitting white outfit she cleaned every … Continue reading

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The Wiliiamsport Sun-Gazette on Marcellus Shale

Politicians propound challenge of gas growth is balancing fact, fiction Cheryl Clark writes in the Sun-Gazette: WELLSBORO, PA – As gas drilling protestors staged a vigil outside, state and federal legislators spoke about that hot topic Thursday at the Tioga … Continue reading

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EPA Limits Mountaintop Removal

Only a little overdue. . . By Christopher J. Jackson Register-Herald Reporter BECKLEY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened limitations on mountaintop removal with new actions to “clarify” and strengthen guidelines for Appalachian mining permits. EPA Administrator Lisa … Continue reading

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