Miners Memorial In Need Of Repairs - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Miners Memorial In Need Of Repairs

Posted: Updated:

SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - The Sunshine Miners Memorial in the Silver Valley is in need of some major repairs.

The memorial, near Kellogg, honors the 91 men that lost their lives in 1972 in the worst mining disaster in Idaho history.

The rock wall around the memorial is making it unsafe for visitors because of recent landslides.

Shoshone County officials are scrambling to come up with more than $100,000 dollars to fix it.

About $50,000 dollars of that is covered by insurance, but the rest is an unexpected cost to Shoshone County, stretching the budget thin.

The goal is to get the memorial open by May 2nd.

The county is also seeking donations to help out for the expensive fixes.

County officials say there's not threat of it being closed off to the public for good.

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Armed Robbery At North Spokane McDonalds

    Armed Robbery At North Spokane McDonalds

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-04-16 05:44:42 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Monroe and Francis Monday night.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Deputies with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Monroe and Francis Monday night.More >>
  • Man Who Fired At Idaho State Police During Pursuit And Kidnapped Rathdrum Woman Sentenced

    Man Who Fired At Idaho State Police During Pursuit And Kidnapped Rathdrum Woman Sentenced

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:31:12 GMT
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A man arrested for a series of crimes that started in November 2012 in Spirit Lake will most likely be spending the rest of his life in prison. More >>
    KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - A man arrested for a series of crimes that started in November 2012 in Spirit Lake will most likely be spending the rest of his life in prison. 58-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck plead guilty to charges of Robbery, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer back in February. More >>
  • Wanted Cult Leader Possibly Living In Spokane Area

    Wanted Cult Leader Possibly Living In Spokane Area

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:26:32 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives in Minnesota believe a former cult leader who they say sexually abused young girls is now living in the Spokane Area.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Detectives in Minnesota believe a former cult leader who they say sexually abused young girls is now living in the Spokane Area. 52-year-old Victor A. Barnard, was charged Tuesday with 59 counts of criminal sexual misconduct after Pine County Minnesota detectives say he abused at least two girls.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.