Southwest U.S.

Peabody owns three mines in the Southwest U.S. region, one in Arizona and two in New Mexico. 

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Peabody Sponsors Navajo Code Talkers in Flagstaff Parade

During the 2012 Flagstaff Chamber/Pepsi 16th Annual Fourth of July Parade, two legendary Navajo Code Talkers served as the parade’s Grand Marshals. Peabody Sponsors Navajo Code Talkers in Flagstaff ParadePeabody Energy’s Southwest region sponsored Sidney Bedonie and George Willie, who were among the bilingual Navajo-English speakers that created an unbreakable code for communications in the Pacific Theater. “We are so proud to have Mr. Bedonie and Mr. Willie as Grand Marshals,” said Flagstaff Chamber President and CEO, Julie Pastrick. “It’s an honor to bring them forward in the community to celebrate their priceless contributions towards our country’s freedom.”


Peabody Shades Cibola School District

Peabody Energy’s Lee Ranch and El Segundo Mines provided solar glasses to the Cibola County Peabody Shades Cibola School DistrictSchool District in Grants, N.M., for an annular solar eclipse. Employee volunteers ordered solar glasses with the Peabody Energy logo and distributed the glasses to seven school principals in Cibola County. Ken Chavez, Senior Human Resource Manager of Lee Ranch and El Segundo Mines, said that the program was designed “so that everyone had safe means to look at the eclipse. The program was a great way to broadcast the Peabody name and logo.” Overall, the program provided glasses to 3,300 kindergarten through 12th grade students.


Peabody Western Coal Company Named Hopi Education Endowment Fund's Premiere Sponsor

The Hopi Education Endowment Fund (HEEF) hosted their annual art sale in Phoenix, Ariz. Funds raised from the art sale went towards the support of Hopi students in the form of grants and scholarships as well as supporting Hopi educational programs. Peabody Western Coal Company served as a premiere sponsor for this event.



RecycleCibolaIn Cibola County, N.M., near Peabody’s Lee Ranch and El Segundo mines, RecycleCibola! was launched. With the help of funding from Peabody Energy and public grants, the organization was able to purchase and place recycling bins at the local waste transfer station and in the downtown area. RecycleCibola! also has promoted recycling benefits at local schools and events within the community.


David Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, University of Arizona

David Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources, University of ArizonaPeabody supports the University of Arizona’s mine technology research projects that focus on optimizing mine operations, lowering operating costs, improving efficiency, reducing the environmental footprints of mines, and leveraging automation to improve safety. Lessons from Peabody’s partnerships will be applied at surface and underground mines around the world.

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