|Since 1977, the community of Crested Butte, Colorado and the High Country Citizens Alliance have been fighting attempts to open a molybdenum mine on nearby Mt. Emmons, affectionately named Red Lady. In 2006, the fight escalated as a Canadian mining company began active preparations to open a mine, jeopardizing the area’s economic, social and environmental fabric.
The High Country Citizens Alliance, a key oppositional force against the mine, launched a new fundraising initiative in the fall of 2007, including “Red Hot Ladies,” a calendar featuring portraits of HCCA activists, or “red ladies.” With the support of the Manjushri Project, Tom Loughlin completed all of the photography for the calendar. Sales of the calendar raised thousands of dollars for the anti-mining effort.
You can learn more about the fight against mining on Red Lady at www.hccaonline.org
Red Hot Ladies Calendar Photos