Stories tagged: mining
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.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 5:59 p.m.
Three meetings in North Idaho this week will discuss plans for restoring natural resources damaged by the release of historic mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene River Basin.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 3:17 p.m.
U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
U.S. officials plan to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of pristine and environmentally sensitive …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 8:35 a.m.
Canada is announcing a plan to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030.
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Turkish media reports say a copper mine in southeast Turkey has collapsed, trapping a number of workers inside.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 8:34 a.m.
U.S. factory output rose slightly in October, aided by greater production of automobiles, home electronics and appliances.
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Spokane’s Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co. wants to mine a sand deposit in Mead, but neighbors are against the proposal before the county hearing examiner
Fri., Oct. 21, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
The Crow Indian tribe and the state of Montana have settled litigation going back 38 years over whether the state can tax coal that is owned by the tribe.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
The Forest Service is backing an effort to prevent new mining development in the upper Methow Valley, a popular tourist destination and an area targeted for salmon recovery.
Thu., Oct. 13, 2016, 11:24 a.m.
The state Department of Environmental Quality says a Canadian company’s proposal to explore for precious metals in a mining district north of Yellowstone National Park will not have a significant …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Near Big Timber, Montana, where the difficulty of travel once contributed to the downfall of gold, copper and silver mines, folks now visit for exactly that reason – to travel …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016
Illinois mining companies have shed more than 1,200 jobs over the last year as strict new environmental regulations and cheap natural gas have encouraged utilities to drop their reliance on …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
California’s ban on the use of suction dredges to extract gold from rivers is legal and not overridden by a 19th century federal law that allows mining on federal land, …
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
The owner of a Canadian smelter must pay the Colville Tribes about $8.3 million for legal fees and environmental studies related to ongoing litigation over the smelter’s discharges into the …
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The medical director of the Spokane Public Schools announced plans to vaccinate Spokane children against whooping cough.
Fri., July 29, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
A company has resubmitted its application to look for gold in Montana near the Yellowstone National Park border after state officials raised some concerns with the project.
Fri., July 29, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s front page cartoon showed a man labeled “Mr. Nearly Every Man,” perusing the list of Colville Reservation land drawing winners. He had …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
Hecla Mining Co. has dropped its bid to take over Dolly Varden Silver Corp., a small Canadian company with mining properties in British Columbia.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 12:01 a.m.
From our archives, 100 years ago Joseph Merk and George Pittman were working in the Silver Queen Mine, a few miles south of Kettle Falls, when they attempted to set …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 6 p.m.
The unanimous three-member commission imposed some restrictions on Ron Calhoon’s mining plans, including a prohibition on blasting and crushing and a requirement for safety vehicles on-site.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Hecla Mining Company plans to buy a major silver deposit in Northwest Montana that for decades drawn the interest of speculators and the ire of conservationists.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 8:38 p.m.
Residents along Brooks Road, a lightly maintained gravel street on the West Plains, have spoken out against plans by Ron Calhoun to mine basalt on his 70-plus acres. Calhoun says …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Hecla Mining Co., the last of the pioneer mining companies in the Silver Valley, celebrates is 125th anniversary this year.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
A federal appeals court rejected a bid Thursday by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to remain free while the court considers an appeal of his conviction related to the …