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Webb Scott Brown: DEQ’s Hecla decision stymies responsible economic development

Our family ranch near Trout Creek at one time included an old mine off the southern end of Goat Peak Ridge. The prospectors at the time never “struck it rich.” …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

Hecla buys Nevada gold mines

Hecla Mining Co. finalized the purchase of three Nevada gold mines in a cash-stock transaction.


New Jersey Mining sells property in Murray Gold Belt to Hecla for $3 million

New Jersey Mining Co. recently sold its Toboggan project to a subsidiary of Hecla Mining Co. for $3 million. The Toboggan property includes the surface rights to the Little Baldy …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Hecla Mining reports drop in 1Q earnings

An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine and tax issues contributed to a drop in earnings for Hecla Mining Co., which reported first quarter income of $8.1 million on …


Mining exec: ‘bad actor’ label is bid to delay Montana mines

The head of an Idaho mining company said Friday that Montana officials appeared to be seeking to delay two mines proposed for a remote wilderness area by designating him a …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 5:45 p.m.

Hecla Mining sues Montana over ‘bad actor’ decision

Hecla Mining Co. subidiaries sued Montana environmental regulators on Friday for deeming the company and its president as “bad actors” who should pay for cleanups at several polluted sites before …


Hecla Mining reports second-highest silver production in history

Hecla Mining company produced the second-highest volume of silver in its 126-year history in 2017, despite an ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:40 a.m.

Hecla reports lower 3Q earnings amid ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

An ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine affected Hecla Mining Co.’s third quarter earnings.


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Hecla reports higher 1Q earnings despite ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

Higher silver prices helped Hecla Mining Co. turn a first quarter profit despite an ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine.


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:58 a.m.

Miners, Hecla remain at impasse over working conditions at Lucky Friday Mine

Union and management at the Lucky Friday Mine remain far apart on a variety of issues, most of which are unrelated to pay. The underground silver mine in Mullan, Idaho, …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Hecla Mining posts $69 million profit in 2016 on strong performance from its silver mines

Hecla Mining Co. had a turnaround year in 2016, reporting $69 million in profits from strong performances at the company’s silver mines.


Hecla Mining silver, gold production up sharply over 2015

Silver and gold production surpassed expectations for 2016, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday.


100 years ago in Spokane: Super-rich woman announces surprise marriage

From our archives, 100 years ago The surprise marriage of Sara E. Smith to Ralston Wilbur was front-page news in Spokane.


Lucky Friday miners picket over stalled contract talks

Miners in the Silver Valley picketed Monday outside the Wallace office of Hecla Mining Co. to protest lack of progress on a new contract for about 250 employees at the …


Hecla drops bid to take over Dolly Varden Silver

Hecla Mining Co. has dropped its bid to take over Dolly Varden Silver Corp., a small Canadian company with mining properties in British Columbia.


Hecla makes cash offer in bid for Canadian mining company

Hecla Mining Co. has launched a takeover bid for Dolly Varden Silver Corp. , a small Canadian company with mining properties in British Columbia.


Hecla celebrates 125th anniversary at famed Spokane mansion

Hecla Mining Co., the last of the pioneer mining companies in the Silver Valley, celebrates is 125th anniversary this year.


Hecla reports loss amid lower metals prices

Lower prices for gold, silver and lead took a bite out of Hecla Mining Co.’s second quarter results.


Hecla has eye on long term with deal to buy Rock Creek Mine

Hecla Mining Co. is poised to buy a large silver-copper deposit in northwest Montana whose location beneath a wilderness area has spurred decades of debate over whether it should be …


Hecla to buy mining company in $20 M stock deal

Hecla Mining Co. will $20 million to acquire a company attempting to dig silver and copper from a Northwest Montana ore deposit that has drawn the ire of conservationists worried …


Idaho to oversee $50 million endowment for mining, water cleanup

BOISE – Idaho’s state endowment fund has been showing strong returns, so state officials had no qualms this week about putting the board that oversees the fund in charge of …


EPA to spend $38 million on Coeur d’Alene Basin cleanup

Federal officials plan to spend $38 million in northern Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene River Basin this summer cleaning up toxic pollution left from a century worth of mining in the region.


Hecla says 2011 cave-in victim wasn’t in assigned area

A miner who was killed during a cave-in at the Lucky Friday Mine was not in his assigned work area when the accident occurred, and that action contributed to his …


Suing miners stay at Lucky Friday after accident

Four Lucky Friday miners who were trapped in a 2011 rock burst, and who accuse Hecla Mining Co.’s managers in a recent lawsuit of lying to them about dangerous conditions, …


Lucky Friday Mine to be tightly controlled

When it resumes operations early next year, the Lucky Friday Mine in Shoshone County will be under tighter health and safety controls imposed by the federal government. The Mine Safety …


Hecla to reopen Lucky Friday

Miners will return to the Lucky Friday Mine early next year, capping a yearlong shutdown at one of the Silver Valley’s largest private employers. Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday it …


Area companies beat S&P, Russell

Inland Northwest companies had a strong quarter from July through September. The Hart Capital Inland Northwest Index grew 14.3 percent in the third quarter. That’s dramatically better than the S&P …


Hecla’s takeover effort rejected

Hecla Mining Co. won’t be acquiring a competing silver producer through a hostile takeover. Company officials announced Tuesday morning that U.S. Silver Corp.’s shareholders had rejected their cash offer of …


U.S. Silver board urges rejection of Hecla bid

U.S. Silver Corp.’s board of directors is urging the company’s shareholders to reject an unsolicited buyout offer from Hecla Mining Co., saying the $110 million bid is “opportunistically timed” to …


U.S. Silver urges shareholders to reject buyout

U.S. Silver Corp.’s board of directors is urging its shareholders to reject an unsolicited buyout offer from Hecla Mining Co., saying the $110 million bid is “opportunistically timed” to take …