(Gillette, Wyo.) After weeks of rumors, Peabody Energy's North Antelope Rochelle Mine allegedly sent employees home today
with letters asking them to attend a meeting in Douglas in Friday.
County 17 reached out to Peabody last week to confirm or deny the rumors
that 150 workers may be let go from NARM. They did not return any of our
messages. There is no confirmation that this is an actual layoff, and no
word on what the meeting on Friday will entail.
We have already reported that Peabody
is at risk of defaulting on their
loan, putting them at risk for bankruptcy. We will have more information as
it is available.