Stories tagged: mining
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017
The fight is about more than environmentalism versus fossil fuels. It’s about money versus money. And if that’s the case, why would fossil fuel interests win over ranching, farming and …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
The operator of one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the Western U.S. says it intends to keep running the 2,100-megawatt plant after declaring last year that a new …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
More than 100 Lucky Friday mine workers and their families, retirees and union workers from across the U.S. gathered Wednesday to rally in front of Hecla’s corporate headquarters in Coeur …
Mon., July 17, 2017
Fueled by a lucky stake in a productive silver mine, Levi “Al” Hutton and May Arkwright built the Hutton building in 1906.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Deep beneath this frigid stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, some of the world’s most valuable diamonds are scattered like lost change.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
When Andy Kannegaard died in 1995, it was only natural that his children would gather in his hometown of Wallace, Idaho to dig his grave themselves.Now, 22 years later, they …
Sat., June 10, 2017
The shocking news of the day came from across the mountains: 193 miners were feared dead after a fire in the Speculator Mine near Butte, Mont. This “appalling calamity” was …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
Federal officials say seven U.S. coal miners have died in accidents so far this year, compared with eight deaths all last year, most involving miners with less than one year …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Federal officials have started an environmental analysis of a Canadian company’s proposal for three open-pit gold mines in central Idaho.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Miners rejoiced after the Josephine County Board of Commissioners ruled that a man doesn’t need county permission to mine for gold on a property in the Sunny Valley near Grants …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Some government agency approvals for a proposed Hecla mine that would drill under the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Worn-out brakes on a dump truck caused a December accident that fatally injured a contract worker at the Buckhorn Mine in Okanogan County, the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area’s susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
There’s talk once again of reopening the storied Bunker Hill Mine in the Silver Valley.
Tue., May 16, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
If you don’t like dump trucks, stay out of Idaho’s Silver Valley this summer. More than $20 million work of environmental cleanup work in the historic mining district this year …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review any national monument created since Jan. 1, 1996, that spans at least 100,000 acres in …
Mon., April 24, 2017
Patsy Clark’s mansion is one of the most recognizable homes in Spokane. It ranks high among the palatial homes built by Spokane’s early millionaires.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
The U.S. cleared the sale of the country’s sole provider of platinum and palladium to a miner whose biggest investor is Chinese, providing the first indication that the Trump administration’s …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Miners went on strike today at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho.
UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
As the nation’s largest silver producer, Idaho-based Hecla Mining Co. is fired up over the possibilities in President Donald Trump’s plan to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure projects.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Five workers have been kidnapped from a gold mine in eastern Congo, including ones from France and Tanzania, and rebels are demanding $1 million in ransom, a local official said …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 5:34 p.m.
Hecla Mining Co. had a turnaround year in 2016, reporting $69 million in profits from strong performances at the company’s silver mines.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Silver and gold production surpassed expectations for 2016, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
The Obama administration teed up plans to block hard-rock mining on as much as 10 million acres in the western U.S. to protect the greater sage grouse, setting up a …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 1:19 p.m.
Montana environmental officials say a permit application for a proposed copper mine near a Smith River tributary is deficient.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
A snow goose that was captured and treated last week after drinking the acidic waters of the Berkeley Pit has died and another is still recovering.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
Montana mine officials say it’s likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of the pit mine last week.