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Mine’s threat to Cabinet Mountains Wilderness streams challenged

WILDERNESS -- A coalition of conservation groups has objected to a mining company’s request for a state water right permit for the proposed Rock Creek Mine on the Kootenai National Forest. According to a news release from Earthjustice, the permit would allow the mine to...

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 Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan.

3 of 6 top Idaho executives took pay cuts in 2015

Five of the top executives at the six Idaho companies that trade on major stock exchanges took home multimillion-dollar compensation packages in their companies’ latest fiscal years.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago In an event with lasting repercussions for all Spokane nature lovers, John A. Finch, 61, pioneer Spokane mining man and businessman, died suddenly at his summer home in Hayden Lake.

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. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documented about 500 violations of the company’s federal discharge permit at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, between 2009 and 2014.

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 developed into a mine. Through a $20 million stock deal expected to close in the second quarter, Hecla would purchase Revett Mining, the owner of the Rock Creek deposit. It’s one of the richest undeveloped mineral properties in North America, with an estimated 229 million ounces of silver and 2 billion pounds of copper.

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 about wildness protections and water quality for endangered fish.

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.