Stories tagged: construction
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
The Dirt: STCU plans Latah Valley branch
Spokane Teachers Credit Union said it will start construction for a new branch at the Latah Creek Plaza late this year. STCU plans to open its Qualchan branch, at 4233 …
MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015
The Dirt: Yoke’s renovating Foothills Drive store
Yoke’s Fresh Market started this past week on a major renovation of its 63,000-square-foot store at 210 E. North Foothills Drive. Tony Hall, facilities manager for Yoke’s, said the store …
THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
From multimillion dollar school bond to building
Architects have been vetted. Construction timelines established. Community input integrated. Now work is beginning. Central Valley School District officials are wasting no time in moving forward on projects under a …
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015
The Dirt: Two new restaurants set to open in Valley
Separate projects in Spokane Valley will open two new restaurants: Panera Bread and Sweeto Burrito. Yost, Mooney & Pugh is the contractor for building a 5,100-square-foot Panera Bread restaurant with …
THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015
Architects, city staff aiming for public input on new Spokane Valley city hall
Spokane Valley is having a kickoff meeting on Monday with Architects West Inc., the company that has been awarded a contract to build a new city hall. Gabe Gallinger, Spokane …
FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 2015
Idaho Supreme Court rules against Hayden sewer fee
North Idaho contractors say they feel vindicated by a state Supreme Court decision Thursday that found the city of Hayden failed to establish legal grounds for a steep fee increase …
FRIDAY, DEC. 5, 2014
Kootenai Health expansion on schedule, budget
The tall crane looming over the Kootenai Health campus in Coeur d’Alene is one sign that the $57 million hospital expansion is hitting its stride. Another is the pace of …
FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 2014
Future looks promising after boom year for Spokane area construction
If you’re under the impression that you’re seeing a remarkable amount of construction around Spokane – from cranes on the skyline to the peals of hammers in neighborhoods – you’re …
MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014, 8:37 A.M.
Monroe/Lincoln streets closed on South Hill until October
Monroe and Lincoln streets on the South Hill between 7th and 17th avenues will close today for construction that is likely to last into October.
THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
Inland NW middle school girls try hand at industrial trades
Sophie Orndorff, an eighth-grader at Horizon Middle School, spent the day May 1 learning how to use a saw to cut wood, how to be safe around downed power lines …
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Passive house in Elk features energy-efficient construction
Quiet permeates the interior of Pat and Robin Rickey’s new passive house in Elk, built 200 feet from Highway 2. To let visitors hear beyond 20-inch thick walls, Robin Rickey …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014, 5 A.M.
Area real estate, construction industries fared better in 2013
The region’s real estate and construction industries continued rebounding in 2013, with home sales topping $1 billion for the first time since 2008 in Spokane. New construction, both for residential …
TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014, 6:11 P.M.
Construction worker dies in Cd’A accident
A construction worker fell to his death this afternoon at an apartment complex under construction on Seltice Way in Coeur d’Alene. “He fell from a very high area,” said Coeur …
SUNDAY, OCT. 6, 2013
Washington State University regents OK three capital projects
The Washington State University Board of Regents approved the construction of three capital projects, including a new $52.8 million laboratory building, during its meeting at the WSU Vancouver campus Friday. …
MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013, 1:26 P.M.
Lead ingots stolen in Spokane Valley
Some 49 lead ingots valued at $3,000 were stolen from a construction site in Spokane Valley. An employee of the construction company reported the ingots stolen on Tuesday, the Spokane …
MONDAY, JUNE 17, 2013
Long-stalled CdA development’s startup a good sign
This may be one of the clearest signs yet the housing market is recovering in the Inland Northwest: A patch of Coeur d’Alene hillside poised for new homes for eight …
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
CdA’s lively summer will have its challenges
COEUR D’ALENE – This is shaping up to be one of the busiest summers in the Lake City, with the planned return of hydroplane racing over Labor Day weekend capping …
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2013
Gonzaga bids farewell to old student center
Gonzaga University students, staff and alumni wrote their goodbyes on the pillars of the COG building Wednesday as officials revealed the design of a $60 million university center planned to …
SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2013
Omak mill reopening after long shutdown
OMAK, Wash. – The Colville Indian Plywood and Veneer plant in Omak will restart operations this summer after shutting down more than four years ago when the recession hit the …
TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013, 8:46 A.M.
Home construction hits fastest pace in more than four years
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started more houses and apartments in February and received building permits for future construction at the fastest pace in 4 1/2 years. The increases point …
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013, 10 A.M.
US adds 236K jobs, unemployment falls to 7.7 pct.
WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs and reduced the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent from 7.9 percent in January. The robust gains suggested that …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012
Spokane County unemployment rate lowest since 2008
Spokane County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in October, the lowest since December 2008. A year ago, Spokane’s unemployment rate was 8.3 percent. It was 8 percent in September.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012
Construction issues slowing fire station completion
Spokane Valley Fire Department Deputy Chief Larry Rider told fire commissioners during Monday’s meeting that things are not going as planned with the construction of Station 6, 6306 E. Sprague …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2012, 6:08 P.M.
School board approves new science institute building
Spokane Public Schools’ board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $21.4 million in proposed bond projects — $16 million at North Central High School and $5.4 million at Mullan Road Elementary …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012, 3:45 P.M.
Fire at STCU branch called suspicious
Fire investigators say a 4:30 a.m. blaze at an STCU branch under construction on Moran Prairie is suspicious.
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
Iron bridge and footpath near Gonzaga to open soon
After nearly a decade and a half of planning, construction has begun on a project to convert an old railroad bridge near Gonzaga University into a path for trail users. …
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012, 10:12 A.M.
Spokane Valley woman in serious condition after accident
A Spokane Valley woman is in serious condition after an accident Tuesday in North Spokane which she disregarded flaggers at a construction site, drove around a line of traffic, and …
TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012, 8:23 A.M.
Builder confidence at highest level in 5 years
Confidence among U.S. builders rose to the highest level in five years in May, a hopeful sign that modest improvement in the housing market will pick up.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012
Spokane Fire to back up Valley Fire
Spokane Fire Department engines are responding to 911 calls for fires or medical assistance on the west end of the Spokane Valley along with crews from the Spokane Valley Fire …
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
Valley Fire finds funds to fill Station 6 shortfall
Spokane Valley Fire Department commissioners voted Monday to change the 2012 budget to account for a higher-than-expected cost to tear down and rebuild Station 6 on Sprague Avenue near the …