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  • Orville Moe, motorsports entrepreneur, dies at age 78

    Orville Moe, the man who built Spokane Raceway Park and supported regional motorsports for more than three decades, died Thursday. He was 78. Moe raised $2.5 million to build the …


  • Racetrack founder Orville Moe dead at 78

    Orville Moe, the man who built Spokane Raceway Park and supported regional motorsports for more than three decades, died Thursday. He was 78.


  • Spokane racetrack investors see first payoff after years

    Hundreds of investors in a busted Spokane racetrack company started 43 years ago by Orville Moe received long-awaited payouts last month for the first time. The legal tangle that has …


  • Struggling raceway condensing operations to Saturdays

    Spokane County Raceway is pushing a majority of its race dates to Saturday this year in an attempt to stem continuing losses by the private operators of the county-owned track. …


  • Judges toss Orville Moe’s harassment claim

    The long string of legal defeats for Orville Moe, the defiant former owner of the Spokane Raceway Park, continued today with appellate judges ruling against Moe’s friend who had tried …


  • Orville Moe shows up in court to give deposition

    Orville Moe, the longtime owner of Spokane Raceway Park, appeared in Spokane County Superior Court today to give a deposition long sought by attorneys representing former investors in the track. …


  • Stateline Speedway prepares for Gary Miller 100

    Stateline Speedway hosts the Gary Miller 100 for the Northwest Modified Series this weekend, with a wide-open shootout featuring Zig Grunert, Shane Mitchell, Frankie Voltz Jr., Chris Ochs, Mike Roberts …


  • Deal ends raceway deadlock

    A recent court agreement may lead to a sigh of relief by county commissioners and investors in the former Spokane Raceway Park. The agreement breaks a stalemate over testing to …


  • Sheriff’s Office was notified of crash

    Spokane County sheriff’s officials were notified Sunday following a fatal motorcycle crash at Spokane County Raceway.


  • Raceway hosts 2010 Northwest Grand Prix

    Brooke Jordan picked the blue car as her favorite Saturday at Spokane County Raceway. The BMW sedan wasn’t the fastest as it joined Porsches, Hondas, Chevys and some cars that …


  • Raceway dealings may be more than meets the eye

    They’ve gone too far this time. Spokane County Commissioners Todd Mielke and Mark Richard, that is.


  • County greenlights more raceway dollars

    County commissioners’ tempers flared Tuesday along with public spending on the Spokane County Raceway. Commissioners Todd Mielke and Mark Richard drove to a $1.1 million finish while Commissioner Bonnie Mager …


  • Mielke, Richard flush with raceway money

    I see county commissioners voted last week to feed more of our money into the Spokane County Raceway near Airway Heights. This time, as outlined in reporter John Craig’s revealing …


  • County adds more money to raceway improvements

    The Spokane County Raceway will receive $250,000 more in tax-funded safety and accessibility improvements. County commissioners voted Tuesday to add that amount to $200,000 authorized in April for similar work.


  • Appeals court upholds decisions on raceway park

    An appeals court judge on Thursday upheld a $2.8 million judgment for the family of a man who died in 2006 after falling on a crumbling step at Spokane Raceway …


  • Gibbs-Arias takes charge as SCR works to reopen

    The ink has dried from Tuesday’s Spokane County Raceway operational contract signing between Ronald Hodgson, his partner Charles Allen and the Spokane County commissioners. Now it’s up to Cindy Gibbs-Arias, …


  • Spokane raceway bankruptcy nearing end

    Orville Moe’s bankrupted racetrack company may pull together enough money to pay lawyers, taxes and a handful of business vendors, but the several hundred people who invested in an affiliated …


  • Orville Moe bankruptcy close to wrapping up

    Orville Moe’s bankrupted racetrack company may pull together enough money to pay lawyers, taxes and a handful of business vendors, but the several hundred people who invested in an affiliated …


  • County picks raceway operators

    A pair of veteran speedway operators got the green flag Tuesday to take over operation of Spokane County Raceway Park. County commissioners unanimously accepted the recommendation of a selection committee …


  • Moe must pay $983,000

    A federal judge has ordered Orville Moe to pay $983,000 to his bankrupted company that owes money to hundreds of creditors. It’s the latest twist in a complicated episode that …


  • Raceway choices pared

    Four operators want to take over Spokane County Raceway Park, and a committee has narrowed the field to two, county commissioners learned Tuesday. Purchasing Director Bela Kovacs identified the finalists …


  • Hurdles await park plan

    Spokane County and Airway Heights officials will meet this month to discuss a regional sports park on the Spokane County Raceway Park grounds. It’s a goal the two governments have …


  • Help wanted at raceway

    OLYMPIA – Spokane County is looking for a new racetrack operator who must have something the last operator did not: experience running a track. A request for qualifications to bid …


  • Doug Clark: Test your boondoggle detection

    Hello and thanks for playing today’s quiz, “Know Your Boondoggle!” This is a fun way to test your knowledge of Spokane Raceway Park. You know, that racetrack out in Airway …


  • Contractors sue county over track’s unpaid bills

    Six local contractors sued Spokane County this week over some $1.1 million in unpaid bills at the West Plains racetrack the county owns. The contractors claim the county was negligent …


  • County boots raceway operator; debts remain

    Spokane County commissioners Thursday fired the company they hired less than a year ago to operate the county’s Raceway Park, their controversial purchase near Airway Heights that drew crowds this …


  • Editorial: Racetrack purchase could burn taxpayers

    Spokane County commissioners – Todd Mielke and Mark Richard made the deciding votes – took a big risk in purchasing the Spokane Raceway Park and surrounding acreage. But if their …


  • Track pact in danger

    Facing a possible $1 million lawsuit from local builders, Spokane County told the operator of its West Plains racetrack Wednesday he has 60 days to pay the builders or lose …


  • Commissioners want racetrack operator out

    Facing a possible $1 million lawsuit from local builders, Spokane County told the operator of its West Plains racetrack Wednesday he has 60 days to pay the builders or lose …


  • Spokane County Raceway motors on despite rumors

    One thing Spokane County Raceway oval track manager Larry Bertrand and Jessie Taylor, the president of the Inland Northwest Super Stock Association, want heard across the region heading into Saturday’s …

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