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Conservation Jobs Open To Young Adults

Young adults who want experience in the natural resources field may apply for jobs with the Washington Conservation Corps.

Some of the projects lined up for the Spokane crew over the next six months involve construction of the new off-road vehicle area at Riverside State Park and new trails at Mount Spokane State Park.

The jobs begin Aug. 1 and run for six months at $4.90 an hour.

To apply for the jobs, people between the ages of 18 and 25 should pick up applications at the Spokane Job Services Center, 130 S. Arthur. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday.

, DataTimes

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Then and Now: Comstock Park

James M. Comstock, born in 1838 in Wisconsin, arrived in Spokane in time to witness the great fire of 1889 and start Spokane Dry Goods with Robert Paterson. It became the Crescent, Spokane’s premier department store for a century. He also worked in real estate and owned other businesses. He served a term as Spokane mayor, starting in 1899. James Comstock died in 1918.