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2018 Nominations

This year CMA is proud to announce that all of our awards have been updated to reflect progression of the mining industry. Exceptional performers will be recognized for their achievements at CMA’s awards ceremonies during the annual conference, February 24-27, 2019.

 

Environmental Sustainability Awards

 

Promote sustainable practices and build positive public perceptions of our modern mining industry by providing the opportunity for mining operators to demonstrate their proactive commitment and approaches to environmental sustainability.  

 

New!

  • There will no longer be a designation of “participant” and “senior participant.” All nominations will be considered for the “Best of the Best” award in the categories of Coal and Hardrock.
  • The judging panel will now include a representative from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Mine Health and Safety Awards

This year CMA & DRMS are awarding the individuals, teams and companies who, over the past year, demonstrated improved safety achievement, program safety technology, impactful safety training and best practice in the field of mine health and safety. Awards will be given in categories of:  

  • Innovative safety technology
  • Impactful safety training and best practices
  • Total Incident Rate (Application must include 2018 MSHA Report supporting the nomination)
Coal and Hardrock Reclamation Awards

This year CMA and the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety are awarding the mine(s) who, over the past year, encouraged the enhancement of reclamation science. “Best of the Best” awards in the categories of Coal and Hardrock Reclamation will be given to companies who: 
  • Overcame a unique challenge
  • Advanced technology or attempted technology to improve the reclamation process
  • Developed or continued substantial community partnerships

New!

  • Developed or continued substantial community partnership criteria. 
    • Supporting partnership(s) recommendation letter(s) might include letters from the local community, environmental group, federal or state agency, etc.


2017 Award Winners

 

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AWARDS

HARD ROCK
Senior Participant: Climax Mine, Climax Molybdenum Company
Senior Participant: Henderson Operations, Climax Molybdenum Company 
Best of the Best, Hardrock: Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont (view video)


COAL
Senior Participant: Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Senior Participant: New Horizon Mine, Elk Ridge Mining & Reclamation, LLC
Senior Participant: Trapper Mine, Trapper Mining Inc.
Senior Participant: Foidel Creek Mine, Twentymile Coal, LLC
Participant: Bowie No. 2 Mine, Bowie Resources, LLC
Best of the Best, Coal: West Elk Mine, Mountain Coal Company, LLC (view video)


Best of the Best awards are presented to companies that demonstrate high standards of environmental stewardship and this year were showcased through video presentation. View the Best of the Best videos here.


RECLAMATION AWARDS

EXCELLENCE IN HARDROCK RECLAMATION
Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont

EXCELLENCE IN COAL RECLAMATION
Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Golden Eagle Mine, New Elk Coal Company, LLC
Roadside North and South Portal Mines, Snowcap Coal Company, Inc.
Trapper Mine, Trapper Mining Inc.


SAFETY AWARDS

OUTSTANDING SAFETY PERFORMANCE 
American Gypsum Company
Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
King II Mine, GCC Energy, LLC
New Horizon Mine, Elk Ridge Mining & Reclamation, LLC
West Elk Mine, Mountain Coal Company, LLC

EXCELLENCE IN SAFETY INNOVATION
Matt Huff, Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.

EXCELLENCE IN INDIVIDUAL SAFETY
Nate Bailey, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Douglas Means, Climax Mine, Climax Molybdenum Company
Christopher Schmitz, Climax Mine, Climax Molybdenum Company
Dan Faucett, Colowyo Mine, Colowyo Coal Company L.P.
Jake Behunin, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Jofree Duran, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Tim LaMere, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Ben Larson, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont
Greg Raley, Cripple Creek and Victor Mine, Newmont

 
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1/10/2019
2019 Legislative Reception

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