Stories tagged: copper
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Tri-Cities school districts testing water for lead, copper
Kennewick schools recently shut off or replaced roughly 54 water faucets and 20 drinking fountains as part of an initial round of tests for lead and copper.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
Lawsuit challenges approval of Spokane company-sponsored Montana copper, silver mine
Environmentalists are challenging U.S. Forest Service approval of a $500 million copper and silver mine in northwest Montana, citing concerns from state officials that it could drain surrounding waterways and …
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014, midnight
Copper thieves hit health center, construction site, businesses
It’s not the amount of copper taken in a theft at the NATIVE Project building last week or the loss of one of the building’s heat sources that have Executive …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2014, 3:18 p.m.
Police: Copper thieves strike construction site, community center
Spokane Police are investigating a string of copper and electronics thefts during the past week, according to a news release. Thieves struck the Target store construction site on the South …
Mon., Nov. 18, 2013, 12:28 p.m.
Sheriff’s Office: Valley thieves steal thousands in copper wiring
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said more than a quarter mile of copper wiring was stolen from a Spokane Valley business last week. In a separate incident, all the electrical …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2013, 10:47 a.m.
Copper thieves hit Spokane Valley cell tower
Spokane County sheriff’s deputies said a thief or thieves made off with $17,500 in copper wiring from a cellular tower company in Spokane Valley sometime in the last two weeks.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012, 3:36 p.m.
Avista reports copper wire theft
Authorities say more than a half mile of copper wire was stolen recently from an Avista Utilities substation. Avista employees told the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office the wire was stolen …
Fri., Sept. 14, 2012, midnight
Wire thefts are risky, costly and persistent
Thieves are creeping down country roads at night cutting copper wire from power poles to sell on the scrap market, leaving hazards for line crews, headaches for utility managers and …
Mon., March 26, 2012, midnight
Tribes aiming to stop mine under Cabinets
PABLO, Mont. – Members of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes are trying to prevent an underground copper and silver mine beneath the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness in northwestern Montana by …