Nucla Station to Close Sooner Than Planned

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NUCLA, Colo. — Nucla Station in the town of Nucla was scheduled to close in 2022 following a legal settlement to reduce air pollution, but is now set to close next year.

The owner, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association says that in recent years, the 100-megawatt plant had been used intermittently.

The plant employs about 35 people.

Tri-State says it will provide $500 over five years to help Nucla and the nearby town of Naturita deal with the loss of jobs.

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