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2011-07-28 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) today announced that Michael D. Day has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Engineering & Surface Operations. In his expanded role, Mr. Day will assume responsibility for the Company's engineering, technical services, environmental and process improvement functions. He will continue to report to Charles A. Ebetino, Jr., Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, and will continue to oversee...

2011-07-15 10:32:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI) today announced that its mining subsidiaries earned eight statewide safety awards at West Virginia's Annual State Council Meeting of the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association. The following company operations received West Virginia State Mine Safety Awards for outstanding 2010 performances: among underground operations, Mingo Logan's Mountain Laurel Mountaineer II mine and Wolf Run's Imperial mine; among surface...

2011-07-01 12:57:00

Application Deadline is Aug. 26 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that grant applications are now being accepted for watershed protection and restoration and Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) projects under the Growing Greener Plus program, which allows applicants to seek funding for a variety of projects through a single application process. "We are glad to provide whatever support we...

2011-06-24 08:00:00

ABINGDON, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), a leading U.S. coal supplier, is pleased to announce that several of its affiliates were recently recognized for safety achievements. The following Alpha-affiliated operations received the Joseph A. Holmes Safety Association award: Brooks Run Mining Company, LLC for the Wyoming No. 1 mine, the Cucumber mine, and the Poplar Ridge Deep No. 1 mine. Simmons Fork Mining, Inc.'s Ewing Fork No. One surface...

2011-06-16 15:05:00

ST. LOUIS, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Coal Corporation (NYSE: PCX) announced that it received the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative Excellence in Reforestation Award, presented by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Office of Surface Mining. The award was presented for the reclamation of the Guyan Surface mine in the Logan County complex, near the communities of Yolyn and Amherstdale. Earlier in 2011, the Company received an...

2011-06-09 18:55:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously seeking a last-minute deletion of a math mistake in the current State Budget battle. "This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State," says owner Mike Dunn. What the gold miners and Dunn are in upheaval about is a proposed budget "cut" of a...

2011-06-09 14:20:00

CONCORD, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold Pan California (www.goldpancalifornia.com), a gold mining supply shop located in the Bay Area, is bustling with suction dredge gold miners who are anxiously trying to get information about what is going on in Sacramento. "This is a new financial disaster headed straight to the heart of the Golden State," says owner Mike Dunn. Pointing to legal documents from then-Attorney General Jerry Brown, Dunn says adamantly "The question of solvency...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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