Stories tagged: mining
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hecla Mining Co., the last of the pioneer mining companies in the Silver Valley, celebrates is 125th anniversary this year.
Thu., May 12, 2016
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 …
Sun., May 8, 2016
A landslide in southeast China on Sunday buried about 30 workers at the construction site of a hydropower project, an official said.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Peabody Energy, the nation’s largest coal miner, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday as a crosscurrent of environmental, technological and economic changes wreak havoc across the industry.
Mon., April 4, 2016
Environmentalists are challenging U.S. Forest Service approval of a $500 million copper and silver mine in northwest Montana, citing concerns from state officials that it could drain surrounding waterways and …
Wed., March 16, 2016
The largest American coal miner, Peabody Energy, is delaying an interest payment due this week and warned that it may have to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Wed., March 9, 2016
Unlike the “debaters” we’ve come to know on TV, a Reardan High School class is tackling natural resource issues without attempting to persuade, promote or ridicule. The students are researching …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Federal land managers have adopted a new policy aimed at capping pipes and plastic tubes on public lands that annually lead to the unintentional deaths of up to 100,000 cavity-dwelling …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Spokane County will receive nearly $400,000 in cash and 20,000 tons worth of gravel in a deal to sell a former gravel site to Central Pre-Mix as it moves its …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016
Montana environmental regulators have partially approved a major silver and copper mine proposed beneath a federal wilderness area, casting uncertainty over the $500 million project near the Idaho border.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Leslie Reed, a well-known actor in Spokane, died during a motion picture shoot near Santa Barbara.
Thu., Nov. 12, 2015
Going into “The 33,” we know a few things. We know it’ll be tense, and largely subterranean. We know it’s a bad-news/good-news story, in that order, about the 2010 mine …
Sun., June 21, 2015
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 …
Thu., May 28, 2015
A property owner will try again to establish a controversial basalt mining operation on his 78 acres in western Spokane County. But Don Howell, a retired real estate agent who’s …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
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.
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
A Spokane mining company emerged as the winner in a multimillion-dollar dispute with Venezuela over the government’s decision to revoke the firm’s permits to build an open-pit gold mine in …
Sat., June 21, 2014
An Australian mining company will conduct exploratory drilling this summer on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests near the Canadian border. MMG Ltd. is looking for zinc deposits in the Hall …
UPDATED: Fri., June 20, 2014
An Australian mining company will conduct exploratory drilling this summer on Forest Service land in Boundary County near the Canadian border.
Wed., June 4, 2014
Nick Rounds followed his dad into Idaho’s silver mines, proud of the work and good wages that came with being a miner. “I know that my brother didn’t want to …