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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

With a narrow vote, Lucky Friday miners union accepts contract after more than two years on strike

“By a vote of 86 to 78, the proposal has been accepted. The strike is over!!” the union, United Steelworkers Local 5114, said in a Facebook post Monday evening after …


100 years ago in Mullan, Idaho: Rescued miners recount weeks trapped in darkness

Rescued miners Emil Sayko and Peter Grant told chilling stories about their two-week ordeal deep in the Gold Hunter Mine near Mullan. One of the worst moments came when they …


100 years ago in Mullan, Idaho: Trapped miners would need to wait up to another week for rescue

The sense of urgency in rescuing a pair of miners trapped in the Gold Hunter Mine had subsided, and crews were instead looking at digging out the entombed workers from …


The heroic, tragic and two-wheeled journey from Spokane to Mullan by a road mathematician

Earlier this month, I found myself with a few days off of work and nothing to do. Inspiration struck: I would ride my bike from my home on Spokane’s South …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018

One football team will be made up of players from two high schools – one in Idaho and one in Montana. It’s a numbers game.

Forty miles of winding road, a mountain pass and a time zone separate the tiny Interstate 90 towns of Mullan, Idaho, and St. Regis, Montana.


UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018

Lucky Friday miners vote against arbitration to end strike

Miners at the Lucky Friday Mine overwhelmingly voted against arbitration to end a strike that has dragged on for nearly a year.


2017 White Star League preview: Clark Fork hopes for 1A DII breakthrough

Deary and Kendrick have owned the football only White Star League the first two years of its existence.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

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 …


100 years ago in North Idaho: Snow slides kill 3; entire blacksmith shop near Mullan carried away

Huge snowslides roared into valleys in North Idaho, killing three people. On Placer Creek, near Wallace, Custer Laird heard the avalanche coming and, according to witnesses, ran as hard as …


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017

Silver Valley miners strike, shutting down Lucky Friday mine

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


Hecla Mining silver, gold production up sharply over 2015

Silver and gold production surpassed expectations for 2016, Coeur d’Alene-based Hecla Mining Co. said Tuesday.


White Star League: Kendrick clear favorite

There’s no doubt that the White Star League road goes through Kendrick this year.


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 …


Historic watering hole lost to overnight fire in Mullan

More than a dozen bars used to wet the whistles of Mullan steelworkers in the heyday of mining – now there is one. A fire burned the rickety Silver Dollar …


Fire destroys two historic buildings in Mullan, Idaho

The Silver Dollar Bar in Mullan, Idaho, was destroyed by fire this morning.


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 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 …


Two fires in weeks trigger probe at mine

Investigators are looking into the cause of a second fire in three weeks at the Lucky Friday Mine. The underground silver mine near Mullan, Idaho, was evacuated at 7 p.m. …


Fairchild crew rescues victim of ATV crash

A helicopter crew from the 36th Rescue Flight at Fairchild Air Force Base today rescued a man involved in a roll-over ATV accident near Mullan, Idaho.


Former longtime Silver Valley coach Norm Walker dies at 83

Norm Walker was pound for pound one of the toughest men to come out of the Silver Valley. A longtime football and boys basketball coach at Mullan and Wallace, Walker …


Coeur d’Alene boys headed to state 5A tournament

The Coeur d’Alene boys found an extra gear in the fourth quarter and passed Lewiston for a 67-58 win in the 5A Region 1 tournament at Coeur d’Alene High School …


Forest fire, the largest in U.S. history, left stories of awe, tragedy

Today, we can imagine the smoke – thick and suffocating. We can fathom the flames – causing mountains and towns to glow red at midnight. We can even imagine the …


In brief: Inspection finds damage in mine

The Lucky Friday Mine in North Idaho was evacuated Thursday morning when a routine inspection uncovered damage to the No. 2 shaft, which serves as a secondary escape route for …