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Our fund raising round was not successful.  As a result, IDB will be going off line and into cold storage.  If our competitors should stumble, I may re-active the site in the future but for now, we're turning out the lights.

I had planned to go off-line on April 4th.  Due to some important and unplanned changes in our maintenance schedule, I am now bumping that up to next Tuesday morning, March 27th, 2018.  PM 'admin' if you need to reach me. 

You should use the next 5 days to find a new home for your community.

Running IDB has been fun over the years and I hope you enjoyed your time here as well.  Sincerely,  Paul

P.S. News on IDB Funding -- this is now on it's own page to clean up the site a bit.

DETAILS: Some Miners Are Going Back to Work in Coal Country

DETAILS: Some Miners Are Going Back to Work in Coal Country

There are signs of life from the coal industry, as some mining companies are starting to hire again. 

Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin reported from a coal mine in Hazard, Kentucky, that was shuttered in the Obama administration years, but is now operating again. 

One lifelong coal miner told Tobin he's thankful to be working again after a three-year hiatus.

Continued: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/16/kentucky-miners-going-back-work-coal-country-after-trump-takes-office