Mines

Idaho Department of Lands

A new government watchdog report published Wednesday says taxpayers are shouldering the burden of cleaning up the nation’s thousands of abandoned hardrock mines on public lands.

Idaho Department of Environmental Quality

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released a five-year report on the status of an abandoned mine near Triumph, an unincorporated town southeast of Ketchum, home to about 65 people.

Kajsa Van de Riet / IDEQ

Tundra swans are dying along the Coeur d’Alene River floodplain. But this isn't a new problem.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management has closed off a mine shaft that collapsed in Silver City.