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  • Raceway event called off

    A race scheduled for July 18 at Spokane County Raceway was canceled this week in what the sponsoring group called a “mutual agreement” with management of the county-owned track. The …


  • Operator: Spokane Raceway’s on course

    The operator of the Spokane County Raceway insists that he has no plans to shut down the track or shorten the racing season and that all contractors will be paid …


  • County must get racetrack on track

    It looks like Spokane County Commissioners Todd Mielke and Mark Richard may need to show the same passion for bill collection as they did for reviving Spokane Raceway Park, because …


  • Track operator nearly current with county

    Spokane County expects to receive the last third of $30,000 by the end of the week that will cover monthly payments through July from racetrack operator Bucky Austin. County officials …


  • Spokane racetrack behind on bills

    The operator of Spokane County’s West Plains racetrack owes $20,000 in back payments to the county and more than $1 million to contractors who have been refurbishing the facility, county …


  • ‘Reopening 125’ gives SCR first chance to show off

    Spokane County Raceway general manager Jay Livingston dreams of hosting a large-scale late model race each season that will excite his fan base and bring out-of-town followers to the refurbished …


  • Refurbished raceway set for return to action

    New paint, improved racing surfaces, new equipment, rebuilt towers – to say there has been an abundance of work going on at Spokane County Raceway this offseason is an understatement. …


  • County’s new racetrack comes loaded with extras

    Looks like I owe Todd Mielke and Mark Richard a huge apology. I’m not too big to admit it. I was too critical when the two Spokane County commissioners gave …


  • Raceway polluted, state says

    Spokane County’s purchase of a racetrack near Airway Heights may cost taxpayers much more than expected. State environmental officials initially have put the level of contamination at the Spokane Motor …


  • County close to agreement on racetrack

    County leaders are one signature away from an agreement that will allow them to complete the purchase of a new raceway without dipping into tax revenue.


  • County chooses motor park operator

    Spokane County commissioners Tuesday chose a Tacoma businessman and racing enthusiast to operate its newly purchased Spokane County Motorsports Park in Airway Heights. The proposed deal calls for a 25-year …


  • County’s motorsports park finally gets in gear

    Scott McArthur, of the Spokane Pro Gas Association, has seen hundreds of thousands of people turn out for a day of drag racing at venues around the country. That kind …


  • County leaders OK $17.5 million in bonds

    Spokane County will borrow as much as $17.5 million to pay for its new raceway, expand its sewer system and improve two golf courses. On Tuesday, county commissioners voted unanimously …


  • Flare over press event signals tension on commission

    Standing next to the Courthouse, flanked by race cars, a police car and three kids in baseball uniforms, two county commissioners Thursday touted the recent transfer of Spokane Raceway Park …


  • Turnaround’s fast at raceway

    It won’t take long for Spokane County to get some use out of its new raceway. Soon after getting keys to the Spokane Raceway Park at 5 p.m. today, race …


  • Raceway questions remain

    Perhaps the biggest question surrounding the future of Spokane Raceway Park was settled this week when a judge approved the results of an April auction. Spokane County will pay $4.3 …


  • Attorney seeks to block raceway hearing

    A Seattle attorney filed legal documents with the Washington state Supreme Court shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday, asking for an emergency stay blocking a court hearing today where a Superior …


  • Raceway hearing back on

    Spokane County may own the former Spokane Raceway Park site as early as Thursday. That possibility looms because Superior Court Judge Robert Austin has reversed his decision to appoint a …


  • Judge orders release of list of raceway bidders

    Superior Court Judge Robert Austin ordered the release Thursday of the names of 18 bidders who signed up at a public auction to compete against Spokane County to buy 560 …


  • County officials still hoping races start at park this season

    Spokane County leaders said Thursday they still might hold races this year at Spokane Raceway Park, despite a judge’s decision that delays the sale of the track indefinitely. County officials, …


  • Four vie to operate raceway

    Four prospective operators are being considered to open and run Spokane Raceway Park if the Airway Heights complex formally becomes county property on Thursday. County officials released the four names …


  • Racetrack cost estimates disputed

    Spokane County estimates it will cost taxpayers $500,000 this year to make needed improvements to Spokane Raceway Park, but a potential operator said Tuesday it could cost four times that …


  • Racing fan wants to buy track

    A racing enthusiast outbid by Spokane County for Spokane Raceway Park in April apparently still hopes to buy the track. Deer Park businessman Don Morse is leading an effort to …


  • Approval sought of raceway bids

    Spokane County moved closer to owning the former Spokane Raceway Park racing complex Friday when a receiver filed a motion in Superior Court recommending sale of the divided property to …


  • Raceway needs pit stop

    The run-down raceway purchased by Spokane County likely can reopen this year, with some paint, elbow grease and safety improvements. That’s the initial conclusion of three consultants hired by the …


  • Raceway tour may have broken meetings laws

    Two county commissioners privately toured Spokane Raceway Park with a National Hot Rod Association official Wednesday – a gathering that may have violated government accountability laws. Commissioner Todd Mielke, himself …


  • Ballot pits county’s needs against calls for wiser budget

    A few weeks ago Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich got a cell phone call at home from a woman in her 80s. She told the sheriff that her friend was …


  • Raceway purchase stalls park plan

    Spokane County’s purchase of a West Plains racetrack may have put the expansion of a community park on hold. Plans to seek state grants for the expansion of Bidwell Park …


  • Names of raceway park bidders remain secret

    Should the public be given the names of businesses and individuals who competed against Spokane County to buy parcels at Spokane Raceway Park at a court-ordered auction this month? Eighteen …


  • Doug Clark: On your marks, get set – jailbreak!

    I’m back – and not a checkered flag too soon. This happens every time I go on vacation. I return only to find that in my abscess, the entire region …

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