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Huntington Economy Looking OK for Now

Huntington Economy Looking OK for Now

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Cleon Wall, KSL Newsradio Huntington's mayor doesn't think the shutdown of the Tower mine will necessarily mean doom and gloom.

Since the shutdown, the town's economy is doing OK. "The trickle-down effect hasn't trickled there yet," Mayor Hillary Gordon said.

Gordon told KSL's "Doug Wright Show" that she hopes that the mine will open back up soon, but it may be a month. "I also know, however, that a month is a long time to be unemployed. This is the time of year that we've just put, you know, for those that have small children, they've just put children in school. That's an expensive time as everyone knows," she said.

Gordon hopes most families have put a little away in savings to survive the closure. She also hopes that there will be no more mine closures but said it should not come at the cost of miner safety.

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