Denver Coal Club - Speaker History

The Denver Coal Club hosts a wide variety of speakers covering coal and mining related topics

The Denver Coal Club is very greatfull to each speaker listed below for their time and information.


2015 Speakers

November-Nick Michael, Golder Associates &: 

"Starting the Leadville Mill in Lake County, Colorado

October-Chris McCourt, Mine Manager, Colowyo Mine and Drew Kramer, Public Affairs Manager, Tri-State Generation & Transmission: 

"The Colowyo EA Process: Lessons Learned from a Crisis

September-David Baker-CEO of Lat-Long and Paul Shattuck of Xcel: 

"GPS-Based Tracking of Unit Coal Trains

May-Al Kuestermeyer: Tetra Tech:

"Capital Cost Overruns in the Mineing Industry: Mistakes, Misjudgments or ?

April-Paul Jones: Sovereign Management Group: 
"The New Digital "ALL ABOUT MINING For K-12 Educators

March-Todd Packebush, US I-Site Director, Maptek: 
"Putting Acquired Data to Use: How Cola Miens are using Laser Scanning to be Safer, Faster and more effective“

Frebruary-Tim Wigley, President, Western Energy Alliance: 

"Reshaping and Reframing the Debate Over Resource Development“

January-Mark Wiley, President, Wiley Consulting: 
"Clean Coal Technologies Do Exist“

2014 Speakers

November-CMA, Stuart anderson, Dianna Orf, Dick Wadhams: 
The “Policital Results.“

October-Marie Patterson, Manager of state Government Affairs, AngloGold Ashanti North America: 

"A Golden Provenance: 24 Karat Colorado Godl for Colorado's Capital Dome.“

September-Kent Holsinger, Manager, Holsinger Law, LLC:
The “Sage Grouse is on the Table, but Who is on the Menu? An Update on Land Use Plan Amendments and Potential Listing Status.“

August Presentation

May - Ken Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer & Wendy Hutchinson, Vice President of Public Affairs- Bulk Terminals Millennium, Longview:
April - Mr.Drew Kramer, Public Affairs Manager-Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc:
Coping With the Regulatory Vise

March - Mr. Rick Curtsinger, Manager, Media Relations- Cloud Peak Energy:
Changing Perspectives of Coal: Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks


March Presentation

February -Scott Anderson, Partner and Elizabeth Titus, associate- Hogan Lovells US LLP:
MSHA-Enforcements Initiates and New Rules

February Presentation

2013 Speakers

March - Mr. Bob Burnham :
The Powder River Basin, Its Status and Prospects

February - No Meeting :
National Western Mining Conference

January - Ms. Jane Thomas :
Understanding Coal Testing

2012 Speakers

December - Mr. David Futey :
History and Present Status of the Western Museum of Mining & Industry

November - No Meeting :

October - Stuart Sanderson :
An Update on the Coal Industry in Colorado

September - Mr. Tom Sandy :
Biological Treatment of Selenium from Surface Coal Mining Operations

August - No Meeting :
Summer Break

July - No Meeting :
Summer Break

June - No Meeting :
Summer Break

May - Mr. Chris Carroll:
Colorado�s Coal Geology and Coal Resources

April - Mr. Forrest Luke :
Coal Ash Management: The Status Nationally and at Trapper Mine

March - No Meeting :
National Western Mining Conference

February - Mr. Jonathan Barr :
The NEW Westmoreland

January - Ms. Tara Davis :
SME: Past, Present and Future

2011 Speakers

December - Mr. Jason Begger:
Political Awareness: Why It�s Important to be Involved

November - Ms. Tahlia Murdock :
A Non-Technical Overview of the Australian Coal Industry

October - No Meeting :

September - Mr. Bill Schroeder, Jr.:
Do Elected Officials Really Care about the Economy?

August - No Meeting :
Summer Break

July - No Meeting :
Summer Break

June - No Meeting :
Summer Break

May - Mr. Raymond Gifford:
Baptists, Bootleggers and Energy Regulation

April - Mr. Henry Austin :
Restoration Success of Mined Lands in Colorado

March - No Meeting :

February - No Meeting :
National Western Mining Conference/SME

January - Ms. Judy Colgan :
The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

2010 Speakers

December - Michael Berdine:
An Update on the Twentymile Mine

November - Ms. Connie Rogers:
Overview of Department of the Interior Initiatives on Coal and Coal Mining at Mid-Term

October - Cliff Yeckes:
Update on Financial Assurance in the Mining Industry

September - Dianna Orf:
Current Legislative Issues Regarding the Coal Industry

August - Dr. Kadri Dagdelen:
What is New at the Colorado School of Mines

July - No Meeting

June - Adam Cohen :
Financial Assurances for Mine Site Wastewater Discharge Permits, A Case Study.

May - Mark Roberts :
Colorado Coal Issues in Relation to U.S. and Global Coal Markets

April - Collin Smith :
Colorado�s MSHA Approved Mine Rescue MERD/Contest

March - Tom Cantor :
Unintended Consequences - An Argument for Coal Use

February - No Meeting - National Western Mining Conference

January - James J. Gusek, P.E. :
On-Line GARD Guide - Acid Rock Drainage Prevention and Mitigation

DCC Officers

Judy Colgan

Chuck Yarbrough

DCC Board Members:
Guy Johnson
Peter Critikos
Jack Merritts