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  • 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 …


  • Miners stuck underground during wind storm

    The night shift at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, was stuck underground when the mine lost power during Tuesday’s windstorm.


  • 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 agrees to $600,000 fine for pollution

    Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for releasing heavy metals and other pollution into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River during a five-year period. …


  • Hecla agrees to $600,000 fine for pollution

    Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 for releasing pollution into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River over a five-year period.


  • Hecla reports record silver production

    Hecla Mining Co. produced a record 11.1 million ounces of silver last year and reported sales of more than $500 million, officials said today.


  • Feds will expand Spokane mining research laboratory

    Federal officials plan to double the number of employees at Spokane’s mine research laboratory, adding more than 40 positions and creating a new Western district office for worker-safety programs. The …


  • 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, …


  • Four miners sue Hecla Mining Co. over 2011 underground ordeal

    Four miners who were trapped and injured two years ago during a rock burst at the Lucky Friday Mine are suing Hecla Mining Co., alleging that mine managers knowingly sent …


  • Silver miners who were trapped at Lucky Friday Mine file suit against Hecla

    Four miners who were trapped and injured two years ago during a rock burst at the Lucky Friday Mine are suing Hecla Mining Co., alleging that mine mangers knowingly sent …


  • Miner’s family sues Hecla for Lucky Friday Mine death

    The family of a miner killed in a tunnel collapse two years ago has sued Hecla Mining Co. Larry “Pete” Marek, 53, was crushed to death in a cave-in more …


  • Hecla gets a pass on tougher oversight

    Federal mine safety officials will not impose tighter enforcement on the Lucky Friday Mine in Shoshone County after Hecla Mining Co. demonstrated it has made safety improvements there. The Mine …


  • Hecla reopens Lucky Friday

    Hecla Mining officials on Tuesday announced the company has resumed silver production at the Lucky Friday mine, which closed more than a year ago after two miners were killed and …


  • Hecla reopens Lucky Friday mine after year’s closure

    After being closed for more than a year, Hecla’s Lucky Friday silver mine reopened this week, following a series of safety upgrades that cost more than $30 million.


  • 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 …


  • Hecla recalls workers to resume Lucky Friday mining

    Hecla Mining Co. said today it expects to resume mining at the Lucky Friday Mine in the first quarter of 2013 and anticipates producing more than 2 million ounces of …


  • Hecla won’t acquire U.S. Silver Corp.

    Hecla Mining Co. won’t be acquiring a competing silver producer through a hostile takeover. Company officials announced this 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 mulls options

    U.S. Silver Corp.’s board of directors will review an unsolicited bid from competitor Hecla Mining Co. to gain control of the company by buying up stock directly from U.S. Silver’s …


  • Hecla trying to take over U.S. Silver

    Hecla Mining Co. is trying to gain control of the Galena Mine in Idaho’s Silver Valley through a hostile takeover of its owner. Hecla is wooing shareholders of U.S. Silver …


  • Hecla faulted for worker death

    Federal investigators are blaming the November death of a worker in the Lucky Friday Mine on company management. “The accident occurred due to management’s failure to provide the miners with …


  • Miner’s family still angry

    Mike Marek was rolling up his water hose, about to make the last wrap, when it happened. “Loud thuds like, ‘Vvoof, vvoof.’ And instantly it’s just dust,” he said. The …


  • Miners to return to Lucky Friday

    WALLACE – The closed Lucky Friday Mine will begin rehiring workers in July and should return to a full workforce by the end of the year, said Phil Baker, Hecla …


  • Hecla reports first quarter earnings of $12.4M

    Hecla Mining Co. reported Tuesday a first-quarter net income of $12.4 million, or 4 cents per share, on revenues of $91.2 million. That’s down from a net income of $43.2 …


  • Feds say mine not inspected as ordered

    After a violent rock burst at the Lucky Friday Mine on Nov. 16, federal inspectors ordered mine managers to conduct twice-daily monitoring to check if stress was building up in …


  • Questions erupt over Lucky Friday

    WALLACE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter will ask federal regulators to hold a public meeting in the Silver Valley to explain their decision to shut down the Lucky Friday Mine’s …


  • Otter asks feds to explain mine shaft closure

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter will ask federal regulators to hold a public meeting in the Silver Valley to explain their decision to shut down the Lucky Friday Mine’s shaft for …


  • Lucky Friday Mine families explore ways to wait out closure

    WALLACE – Mark Miller’s baby girl is just learning how to crawl. She has three rambunctious older brothers, ages 2, 7 and 9. Miller hopes he can find a job …


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