Audio Slideshow: Shafter waits
A ceremonial blast this week will kick off a new life for the Shafter mine seven decades after it closed. Listen and look at Shafter on the brink of change in the slideshow above. Rosa Muñoz, 78, a lifelong Shafter resident, opens by talking about her childhood memories of a booming Shafter. Sandy McVey, project manager for the Rio Grande Mining Company, then details plans to mine silver again. (Click ‘captions’ above to learn more about each photo.)
And read a full report here about what Rio Grande Mining Company’s plans mean for the area.