This Jan. 23, 2009 photo shows the Pend Oreille Mine in Metaline Falls, Wash. The Pend Oreille Mine closed on July 31, at a cost of about 200 jobs in an area of less than 1,000 residents. (Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review via AP)
DAN PELLE
This Wednesday, July 31, 2019 photo shows the entrance to the small post office in tiny Metaline Falls, Wash. The Pend Oreille Mine near Metaline Falls has closed, costing the rural community some 200 good-paying jobs. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
Nicholas K. Geranios
In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 photo Arlie Ward, owner of a hotel, discusses the impact of the closure of the nearby Pend Oreille Mine in downtown Metaline Falls, Wash. The mine closure will cost 200 good-paying jobs in the rural area. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
Nicholas K. Geranios
This Wednesday, July 31, 2019 photo shows downtown Metaline Falls, Wash., a mixture of shuttered and open businesses. The tiny town suffered a big blow when the nearby Pend Oreille Mine closed at a cost of some 200 good-paying jobs. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
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