McCall’s Council directed city staff to provide the public with opportunities to educate themselves on the proposed Stibnite mining project by Midas Gold. The Stibnite mining district is located in Valley County Idaho, east of the community of Yellow Pine near the East Fork South Fork Salmon River.

Although the McCall City Council is not a decision maker in the process, creating a learning portal for citizens and gathering their opinion is important since the project will undoubtedly have some effects on our community over the course of many years.

This informational lecture series in which area municipality leaders, cooperating agency officials, community organizations, Midas Gold representatives and specialists in the field will be invited to present to the public on mining and their role in the process. The resources experienced during the lecture series will lead the community into the 45-day Public Comment Period prior to the final Environmental Impact Statement.

Each event will focus on a specific topic, will host a new panel of speakers and will be located at the Northfork Lodge, 200 Scott St, McCall, ID 83638.

Questions are encouraged.

EVENTS

Tuesday, October 9th, 6:00 pm
Community – Focusing on how mining projects affect communities with a focus on social and economic factors, e.g. traffic, schools, housing, crime, economy.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:00 pm
Process & Permitting – Focusing on the project and the permitting process, specifically how government agencies fit into a mining project to regulate and protect.

Tuesday, November 13th, 6:00 pm
Environment – Focusing on the effects positive and/or negative that mining can have on the environment.

For more information and links visit:

https://www.mccall.id.us/stibnite-project-by-midas-gold

About the author

Rebecca Wallick

Rebecca is a freelance writer and publisher living near McCall, Idaho. A Seattle native and recovering attorney, she much prefers the quiet, slow pace, and distinct seasons of the West Central Mountains, enjoying the skiing, hiking and running opportunities provided by the nearby Payette National Forest. Rebecca is a Contributing Editor with Bark magazine, and the author of Growing Up Boeing: The Early Jet Age Through the Eyes of a Test Pilot’s Daughter (Feb 2014).

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