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Silver Valley Miners march on one-year anniversary of Lucky Friday Mine strike

Steelworkers and their families took to the streets Saturday to mark what they say is the Idaho Silver Valley’s longest mining strike.


UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 7:28 p.m.

Steelworkers union says arbitration carried too many risks for Lucky Friday miners

Steelworkers’ Wednesday night vote against using binding arbitration to end a year-long strike at the Lucky Friday Mine hinged on workers’ fears about potential changes to pay and a long-established …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

Arbitration possible in ongoing strike at the Lucky Friday Mine

Hecla Mining Co. has agreed to binding, third-party arbitration to solve the strike at the Lucky Friday Mine. Union members will vote in March on whether to invoke arbitration.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Hecla reports 2Q loss, $6.4 million in costs at the Lucky Friday during strike

Hecla Mining Co. is spending $1.5 million to $2 million monthly on the Lucky Friday Mine during a miners’ strike - work that is needed to keep the deep underground …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 10:34 p.m.

Lucky Friday miners rally at Hecla headquarters in Coeur d’Alene

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 …


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.


Strike at Lucky Friday Mine has little effect on Hecla’s silver production, official says

Hecla Mining Co. produced 3.4 million ounces of silver during the first quarter, with a strike at the Lucky Friday Mine having minimal effect on output, company officials said Thursday.


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: Mon., March 13, 2017, 5:45 p.m.

Silver Valley miners strike, shutting down Lucky Friday mine

Miners went on strike today at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho.


Hecla leads local stocks with strong price gain in 2016

2016 is ending on a strong note for 10 local, publicly traded companies. Led by Hecla Mining Co., their share prices are up an average of 46 percent.


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 …