Mid-Continent president John Reeves releases book on his years in the mines of Coal Basin

The Post Independent in Glenwood Springs talked with author and former president of Mid-Continent Resources John Reeves, who has just released his book “The Mines of Coal Basin 1956 – 1991,” about what caused him to write the story of the mines that have now been closed for more than 20 years.

“Now nearing 87 and living near Glenwood Springs, Reeves said he had no real desire to write about his years as general manager and later president of Mid-Continent.’I never thought something I was doing was something anybody would be interested in,’ he said, during an interview this past week at his home.”

His close friend Ed Mulhall, a Glenwood Springs attorney, “pressed him to put the story down on paper.” He understood that Reeves is the only one left alive that knew the story well enough to write a book.

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The book is available at the Book Train, 723 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, for $27.95.