Utah coal company declares bankruptcy, lays off 76 employees at Montana mine

Casper, Wyo. • The owner of a Montana coal mine filed for bankruptcy and laid off nearly half of its workforce at the facility near the Wyoming border.
Lighthouse Resources Inc. filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, The Casper Star-Tribune reports.

The company based in South Jordan, Utah, owns the Decker coal mine, which is located in Big Horn County just north of the Montana and Wyoming state line.