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One Ton Generator Stolen From Black Mountain Summit

A one ton Kohler 20KW propane power system was reported stolen Wednedsay, November 11, from the summit of Black Mountain. We of course hate theft of any kind on any highpoint. But when it happens on a private held highpoint … Continue reading

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Second Annual Black Mountain Madness Bicycle Ride on October 4, 2014

The second annual Black Mountain Madness Bicycle Ride will be October 4, 2014. The route is 70.8 miles. (article)

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Benham, Kentucky Now Backs Controversial Black Mountain Mine

The Benham city council is now backing the proposed coal mine within 100 feet of its water supply because it does not want to lose the coal industry. Below is the note in May 2010 in which the National Trust … Continue reading

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Portal 31 Coal Mine Museum Under Black Mountain

Here’s an article on Portal 31 the played out coal mine under Black Mountain that is now open to visitors. The 30-minute tour features animatronic miners who speak in broken English. It cost $2.5 million to outfit and its associated … Continue reading

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BP Wind Energy Remains Committed To Windfarm on Black Mountain

BP remains committed to building 59 to 75 wind turbines on a ridge on Black Mountain. A partner is Dominion which is also building a coal fiired electric plant nearby. This does not affect the summit itself. The project however … Continue reading

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New Address for Kentucky Access Waiver

There is a new address for where to send the releases in order to gain access to the privately owned summit Black Mountain in Kentucky. americasroof.com negotiated the deal to gain access to the summit but the release is now … Continue reading

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Students Celebrate Arbor Day By Planting blight-resistant American chestnuts on Black Mountain Surface Mines

Students planted blight-resistant American chestnuts on surface mines above 3,500 feet on Black Mountain on Arbor Day. The tree planting is part of the settlement that ended surface mining above 3,500 feet on Black Mountain. Part of that settlement included … Continue reading

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Friends of Black Mountain Seek Help in Dispute With Massey Energy

We have a good relationship with Penn-Va which owns the coal mine immediately under the summit of Black Mountain, Kentucky. We have received a request from the Friends of Black Mountain to pass along news about another coal mine on … Continue reading

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Change in Kentucky Waiver Address

The State of Kentucky has taken over the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham which is where waivers to climb Black Mountain had been housed and the state of Kentucky does not want to handle them. You now must mail the … Continue reading

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Black Mountain is in the Ap-pa-LATCH-a Mountains

The New York Times has an article on the vicinity of Black Mountain. It notes:

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