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  • Spokane Tribe lambastes critics of proposed casino

    The Spokane Tribe shot back Wednesday at critics of the casino it wants to build at Airway Heights. Mike Spencer, vice chairman of the tribal council, said he thinks most …


  • Contract requires county silence on proposed Spokane Tribe casino

    County commissioners couldn’t say a word this week when business leaders appealed for help in defending Fairchild Air Force Base. They were gagged by an agreement to remain silent in …


  • Foes stand up to new casino

    Eighteen government and business leaders have taken a stand against the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino in Airway Heights, according to letters sent to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The …


  • Kalispel Tribe restoring native trout in Pend Orielle tributary

    The good ol’ days are back for cutthroat trout in a 5 1/2-mile stretch of a Pend Oreille River tributary. A handful of genetically pure westslope cutthroat trout have been …


  • Tribal casino promises payout

    If the Spokane Tribe’s proposed West Plains casino opens and turns a profit, the first big payouts will go to Spokane County and the city of Airway Heights. Both governments …


  • Casino backers to unveil more about proposal

    Supporters of a proposed Spokane Tribe casino and resort in Airway Heights will gather today to hear details on the project and announce co-chairs of a group to help push …


  • Biologists ponder options for PDO River pike boom

    The northern pike explosion in the Pend Oreille River in the past seven years has spawned excitement for fishermen and a major headache for biologists. The Washington Department of Fish …


  • Pike prompt three surveys on PDO River

    Three northern pike studies that involve gillnetting fish are scheduled this spring on the Pend Oreille River by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Kalispel Tribe. The …


  • Race, religion figure in GU hate studies conference

    Several high-profile experts in combating hate will address racism, violence based on religion and similar topics at a Gonzaga University-sponsored conference this week. The Second International Conference on Hate Studies …


  • Caldwell: Roof-raising, smart bets could be boon to West Plains

    There’s nothing plain, or even new, about the economic potential of the West Plains. Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport have been mainstays for decades, their value constantly …


  • West Plains coalition opposes Spokane Tribe’s casino plans

    A group of West Plains business owners say they oppose plans by the Spokane Tribe to build a casino and resort in Airway Heights. Irv Zakheim, owner of manufacturing company …


  • Casino could open in 2013

    Two officials with the Spokane Tribe of Indians say their proposed West Plains casino-resort could be ready for business sometime in 2013. Tribe Chairman Greg Abrahamson and Vice Chair Mike …


  • Spokane Tribe pushes case for casino

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS – A glittering casino that has brought financial success to a tiny Indian tribe is drawing covetous eyes from a larger neighbor. The Kalispel Tribe’s off-reservation Northern Quest …


  • Stars align for opening of planetarium at SFCC

    Studying the universe soon will become a little easier. A 53-seat planetarium is expected to open this spring in the newly constructed science building at Spokane Falls Community College, becoming …


  • Officials reviewing tribal casino rules

    Plans by the Spokane Tribe of Indians to build a casino in Airway Heights ignited criticism from another area tribe during a closed-door Thursday meeting held by a federal agency …


  • Meeting planned about wetlands restoration

    Priority areas for wetlands restoration in Pend Oreille County will be detailed in an open house Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Kalispel Tribe’s Wellness Center in Usk, …


  • Public invited to view dig site

    An archeological “open house” is being hosted by Pend Oreille Public Utility District, Kalispel Tribe and the Colville National Forest. Visitors interested in seeing the site should meet at the …


  • Northern Quest steps it up with fine dining at Masselow’s

    There is no shortage of ways to satisfy an appetite at the Northern Quest Casino and Resort. With the addition of Masselow’s Restaurant, there are now 13 places to grab …


  • Tribal cultural center bid likely for falls site

    Inland Northwest Indian tribes may regain a strong presence along Spokane Falls. The Spokane Park Board last week voted to solicit proposals for a long-term lease of a 1.1-acre parking …

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