2022 No Shave November

We would like to thank our employees for participating in this year’s No-Shave November and congratulate our winners. This year’s proceeds will be donated to the local Relay for Life.To learn more about how this organization is supporting our community in battling cancer or to donate today, please visit

Trick or Treat Costume Contest 2022:

Colorado Regional Mine Rescue Contest 8.2022

We are very proud to congratulate our New Elk Mine Rescue Team on their well-deserved success at the 2022 Colorado Regional Mine Rescue, First-Aid & Team Technician Contest! These hardworking men brought 5 trophies home to Las Animas County.

We placed 1st overall in the Mine Rescue and First Aid Contest.

Captain Joe Chedsey placed 1st in individual Apparatus Testing.

Eric Lopez placed 3rd in individual Apparatus Testing.

New Elk Team Red placed 2nd in the Field Contest.

New Elk Team Black placed 3rd in the Field Contest.

Employee & Family BBQ 8.2022

New Elk Coal first annual Employee & Family BBQ! The unexpected rain made for a memorable afternoon, but didn’t deter us. We still enjoyed one another’s company, ate some delicious food and won some exciting prizes.

One Year Celebration

May of 2022 marks our One Year of Operations and being a part of the local community. We had the pleasure of inviting local elected officials and community leaders our to our mine site to celebrate this milestone.

Our guests learned about our operations from General Manager, Randy Wiles, watched a safety demonstration and went on a tour around the property to see it all in action. They enjoyed beautiful meat and cheese displays from Tidbits and Morsels and a sweet treat from Colie’s Bakery. We also always want to thank photographer, Mike Tranter, for capturing the afternoon celebrations.

May 2022 Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase Sponsorship

The Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce gave us the
opportunity to sponsor May's business showcase and celebrate One Year of Operations.
Founder and Director Mark Gray gave a presentation, handed out 3 scholarships to local Las Animas
County students and announced our annual Community Endowment.

No-Shave-November Contest

No-Shave November is a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, research and education. In support of this cause, we host an internal campaign to raise funds that will be donated to a Colorado not-for-profit organization working towards raising awareness and treating cancer. Employees are encouraged to participate by putting down their razors, scissors and clippers and grow out their hair for cancer prevention for the entire month of November. Additionally, a ‘Best Mustache’ ‘Best Beard’ and ‘Biggest Transformation’ award are chosen among participating employees.

2021 First Annual New Elk No-Shave November Campaign

With over 50 employees participating, all of the proceeds raised were donated to Mt. San Rafael Hospital to assist in their construction of a local Chemotherapy Treatment Center.


Trick or Treat / Costume Contest 2021

Community Open House 7.2021