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Kellogg Residents Plan Big Blowout Group Organizing Festivities Around Demolition Of Stacks

Days are numbered for the Bunker Hill smokestacks. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review


Cda Mines Boosts Stake In Gold Mine

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp., primarily a silver producer for most of its history, boosted its gold production substantially Thursday when it bought out its development partner in a large Alaska …


Hot Water Heaters, Shower Stalls Stolen

Pintlar Corp. is missing 13 hot water heaters and four shower stalls. The items vanished from storage at the Bunker Hill Superfund site sometime after March 25. “How did someone …


River Tested For Traces Of Cyanide After Leak

Forest Service officials are waiting for the results from water testing to determine if there is any contamination from a leak at a cyanide solution holding pond near the Yankee …


Pegasus Gold Posts $1.8 Million Loss

Spokane-based Pegasus Gold Inc. lost $1.8 million, or 5 cents a share, in the first quarter. That compares with a loss of $1.7 million, or 5 cents a share, for …


Asset Sales Boost Earnings For Asarco

New York-based Asarco Inc. reported higher first quarter earnings Monday that were propelled by cash from asset sales and recovery of bad debt. The mining and mineral refining company earned …


Crown Resources Weighs Merger Offer Battle Mountain Gold Submits Bid Worth $5.25 Per Share

Denver-based Crown Resources Corp. was weighing a merger offer Tuesday from its partner in developing Crown Jewel Gold Mine near Chesaw, Wash. Late Monday, Houston-based Battle Mountain Gold Co. offered …


Sawmill Lays Off 30 Employees In Bonners Ferry Owner Cites Competition From Canadian Mills

Crown Pacific Inland Co. will lay off 30 of its Bonners Ferry sawmill workers because of weak lumber prices, the company said Tuesday. The layoffs are the latest in a …


Batt Signs Clean-Up Contract For Bunker Hill

Gov. Phil Batt has signed a state contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the pollution at the Bunker Hill Superfund site in the Silver Valley. The …


Andrus To Join Cda Mines Board

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. Tuesday nominated former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus to its board of directors. Andrus, who served four terms as governor between 1970 and 1994, must be approved …


Pegasus Increases Gold Mining Reserves

Spokane-based Pegasus Gold Inc. said Tuesday that it has discovered 14 percent more gold reserves at its mines in Australia and around the world than it had at the end …


Bunker Hill Landmark Demolished Baghouse Had A Dubious History During Silver Valley Contamination

For those who view it as a four-story monument to corporate greed, the destruction of the Bunker Hill lead smelter baghouse might be cause for rejoicing. The building was the …


Lead Cleanup Helping Kids; Pet Cleanup May Also Help

The latest study on lead exposure proves one thing, according to Jerry Cobb of Panhandle Health District: Basically, no news is good news. Replacing leaded yards with clean soil helps …


Commissioners Get Rocky Start By Reading ‘Wrong’ Gravel Draft

The county’s new leaders Wednesday tip-toed into one of their most contentious issues - gravel mining on the Rathdrum Prairie. They still sparked controversy.


TVx Gold Relocates To New Building

Toronto-based TVX Gold Inc. will relocate its Operations Group to the Spokesman-Review Building this spring, agents for the new building said Monday. TVX Gold owns several North and South American …


Cda Mines Cuts Losses In Half

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. cut its 1994 losses in half compared with the $8.1 million it lost in 1993. The company lost $3.9 million last year, or 26 cents a …


Mines Offices At Risk Closure Could Cost Spokane 177 Jobs

Politics didn’t play a role in plans to close the U.S. Bureau of Mines offices in Spokane, Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt said Wednesday. But, hours later, a bureau spokesman appeared …


Silver Valley Mine Merger Completed

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. and New York-based Asarco Inc. Monday finalized the creation of Silver Valley Resources Inc., a new company controlling two Silver Valley silver mines. The new corporation …