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We posted a short item in Sunday's print editions about the $20.4 million new Fairchild Air Force Base fitness center.
It replaces the original center, built in the 1940s. That old center is being demolished by Lydig Construction, of Spokane. Lydig was in charge of the two-year project.
The new center is thoroughly ready for the 21st century, with swimming pool, indoor running track, large basketball courts, weight rooms and workhout auditorium.
The center also added some newer features needed for the SERE program, which trains military personnel in survival and evasion tactics. Some added features were new SERE training units designed to be used in the pool.
This photo is courtesy of Eric Olson, of Lydig.
The $20.4 million includes the cost of demolishing the older center, said Olson.
Talk about higher education this week, and about the construction business next week, during two sponsored breakfasts for business people.
This Friday, Greater Spokane Inc. is hosting an overview of higher ed featuring five area university officials: Rodolfo Arevalo (EWU), Christine Johnson (CCS), Thayne McCullough (Gonzaga), Brian Pitcher (WSU Spokane) and Beck Taylor (Whitworth) will all discuss why a good K-12 system is critical for area growth and development.
Area school levies will also be reviewed. The event is at GU's Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. It's $25 for GSI members or $55 for others. Registration: here.
Next Thursday, Jan. 19, Larry Swartz, president of Lydig Construction, will discuss the construction industry and company's 56-year history in Spokane. The event is the next Executive Connect Breakfast, hosted by the nonprofit Connect Northwest.
The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Georgian Ballroom, Spokane Club.
Registration is $30 and can be arranged by visiting the Connect Northwest reservation form.