Hecla Mining Co. http://www.kplu.org en Seven miners rescued at Lucky Friday http://www.kplu.org/post/seven-miners-rescued-lucky-friday <p>Crews have rescued seven miners after a collapse at the Lucky Friday Mine in north Idaho. It&rsquo;s the third major accident there this year. The Lucky Friday&rsquo;s owner says the silver mine has been evacuated until further notice.</p><p>A rockburst occurred Wednesday evening nearly 6,000 feet underground near Mullan in Idaho&rsquo;s Silver Valley. Local law enforcement and the mine&rsquo;s rescue crew were called in. Twenty-five people were working in the vicinity at the time.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:19:08 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3462 at http://www.kplu.org Hecla mine clean-up settlement could also be mini-stimulus http://www.kplu.org/post/hecla-mine-clean-settlement-could-also-be-mini-stimulus <p>An environmental clean-up settlement could also be a mini-stimulus for the Inland Northwest economy. A federal judge has approved the Hecla Mining company&#39;s $263 million settlement in one of the largest superfund clean-up projects in the country.</p><p> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 18:19:27 +0000 Jessica Robinson 2597 at http://www.kplu.org Hecla mine clean-up settlement could also be mini-stimulus