Stories tagged: Spokane Tribe
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 5 a.m.
Carol Evans, first woman to lead Spokane Tribe, takes over at critical time
Carol Evans became the first woman to lead the Spokane Tribe last fall, at a critical time for the tribe.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 5:35 p.m.
Lawmakers asked to join call to return salmon to upper Columbia River
House panel considers plan to reintroduce salmon in the upper columbia
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spin Control: Spin Control: Senate GOP getting documents they want, need their own expert to handle them
Senate Republicans start getting documents on prison releases, hire investigator to manage them.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 9:54 p.m.
Spokane Tribe asks Inslee to stop Mount Spokane ski area expansion
Opponents of expanding downhill skiing at Mount Spokane State Park have appealed to Gov. Jay Inslee to overturn approval for a chairlift and seven runs on the mountain’s northwest face.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, 10:49 p.m.
Tacoma legislator wants Wellpinit to abandon Redskins mascot
Requiring Wellpinit High School to change its team name is among the early bills filed for next session.
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015, 4:12 p.m.
Carol Evans named Spokane Tribe chair
The Spokane Tribe has its first woman tribal chair, Carol Evans, selected by the business council in a recent election.
Mon., June 29, 2015, 1:29 p.m.
Spokane Tribe signs deal with Hard Rock
The Spokane Tribe’s casino and hotel on the West Plains would carry the Hard Rock brand if it gets the final go ahead.
Wed., June 17, 2015
Spokane Tribe casino opponents take case to state
Opponents of a proposed Spokane Tribe project that includes a new casino on the West Plains started new attacks Tuesday to persuade Gov. Jay Inslee to block the plan, claiming …
Tue., June 16, 2015
Spokane Tribe’s casino proposal gets key federal approval
The Spokane Tribe has won approval from a key government agency in its drive to build a casino, hotel and stores near Airway Heights. The U.S. Department of the Interior …
Fri., June 12, 2015
Spokane Tribe casino decision expected shortly
After more than two years of waiting, the Spokane Tribe – and the city and county that share its name – may know soon whether it will get the federal …
Sun., Dec. 14, 2014
Study tries to boost young sturgeon in upper Columbia
Tribal and state fisheries researchers landed a big incentive this fall to continue their work on reviving white sturgeon numbers in the Columbia River upstream from Kettle Falls. A sturgeon, …
Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Wilson Sullivan, an Indian “of advanced age,” walked to Spokane from Walker Prairie, near Springdale, in order to buy some Thanksgiving dinner provisions.
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
B.C. official calls for Columbia River Treaty accounting
In the 1960s and 1970s, three huge dams were built in British Columbia to hold back the flow of the Columbia River. The entire Northwest still benefits from their construction. …
Tue., Sept. 2, 2014
Spokane Tribe of Indians holds 100th Labor Day powwow
The 100th Spokane Tribe of Indians Labor Day Celebration and Powwow blended tradition and modernity. “There’s a melding of the old and the new, which is good,” said Dave Brown …
Sat., Aug. 23, 2014
WELLPINIT, Wash. – Chico Corral’s work history is scoured into his lungs. Chest X-rays for the 84-year-old show scarring from the dust he inhaled during two decades as a uranium …
Wed., May 14, 2014
Airway Heights mayor, others protest county’s fight against casino
A group supporting a proposed Spokane tribal casino and resort rallied in front of the Spokane County Courthouse on Tuesday decrying the spending by county commissioners to fight the project. …
Sat., May 3, 2014
New plaza, park along Spokane Falls dedicated
A new plaza overlooking the lower Spokane Falls opened Friday in a dedication ceremony attended by several hundred people. City Hall plaza provides a gathering spot and a people-friendly link …
Mon., April 28, 2014
Spokane Tribe members want more time to review Midnite Mine cleanup plan
WELLPINIT, Wash. – Members of the Spokane Tribe gathered near the Midnite Mine on Sunday to offer prayers and songs for the healing of the defunct uranium mine. As the …
Sun., April 27, 2014
Guest opinion: Preventing casino development crucial to Fairchild’s future
Recently, the Spokane County commissioners again urged the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to reject the Spokane Tribe’s proposal to build a casino resort complex on off-reservation land near Fairchild …
Sat., April 12, 2014
Spokane County has paid law firm $300,000 in casino fight
Spokane County commissioners have paid a law firm $300,000 during the past 17 months in their fight against a Spokane tribal casino near Fairchild Air Force Base. The money was …
Wed., April 9, 2014
Spokane County seeks second federal study of Airway Heights casino
Spokane County commissioners are asking the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to take a new look at possible negative impacts of a proposed Spokane tribal casino on Fairchild Air Force …
Wed., Feb. 26, 2014
Shawn Vestal: Cracks showing in anti-casino arguments
The Air Force said what? We have been assured – over and over again – by the institutional voices of reason that we cannot tolerate a new casino from the …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014
U.S. Senate committee approves compensation for Spokane Tribe
The Spokane Tribe is one step closer to receiving long-sought compensation for land lost to the Grand Coulee Dam over 60 years ago. A Senate committee approved legislation Wednesday establishing …
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Spokane Tribe adopts strict water quality standards
The Spokane Tribe of Indians has adopted new water quality standards aimed at protecting the health of members who eat a subsistence diet of nearly two pounds of fish daily. …
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014, 8:08 p.m.
Tribe sets new Spokane River pollution standards
The Spokane Tribe of Indians has adopted new water quality standards aimed at protecting the health of members who eat a subsistence diet of nearly two pounds of fish daily.
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Getting There: $2.5 million Market Street upgrade in works
Market Street in the Mead area is slated for major improvements starting next year. The Spokane County commissioners last week accepted a $1.5 million grant from the state to rebuild …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Cleanup of Midnite Mine on reservation to begin by 2015
Newmont Mining Co. expects to begin cleanup of a defunct uranium mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation by 2015. The company is working on design proposals for the remediation of …
Sat., Sept. 21, 2013
Todd Mielke asks Congress for tighter casino rules
Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke testified this week before a congressional subcommittee in favor of tightening regulations around the siting of off-reservation casinos such as the one sought by the …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2013
Columbia River canoe trips unite students, heritage
Students from the Wellpinit School District paddled a canoe they carved themselves up the Spokane River last week to the foot of Little Falls Dam, reflecting on changes to the …
Sun., July 28, 2013
Julyamsh Powwow honors pair of departed legends
Beneath orange strands of fabric representing the Hopi tribe wafting in the breeze Saturday morning, Billy McDermitt sat among Native American friends and gestured to the pine branches supporting his …