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As a Power Plant Shuts Down, Rural Community Focuses on New Opportunities

Chris Marcinek
A mountain biker cruises along a desert trail in the West End of Montrose County.

In the wake of Tri-State’s announcement that it will shut down the Nucla power plant by the end of 2022, the West End of Montrose County focuses on developing new and existing industries to boost its already-flagging economy. 

KVNF's Chris Marcinek filed this report from Naturita.

This story is part of Western Slope Resources Reporting, a collaboration between community radio stations KOTO, KBUT, KVNF, KDNK, and KSJD. It provides in-depth coverage of how people and organizations are finding creative and positive ways to overcome natural resource-related challenges in the region.

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