Stories tagged: West Plains
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Fairchild officials testing 100 more wells for firefighting chemicals
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Airway Heights water contamination spurs talks for West Plains water deals
The City of Spokane is looking at ways to update its existing water agreement with Airway Heights and possibly adding Medical Lake to its list of customers. Contamination identified in …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Three challenge Breean Beggs for Spokane City Council seat representing South Hill
Challengers seeking Breean Beggs’ appointed seat on the Spokane City Council criticize policies he’s floated on oil and coal trains and ways to pay for more police, but the 44-year-old …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
County plans lawsuit over Spokane Tribe’s casino in Airway Heights
Spokane County leaders plan to sue the federal government over its role in approving the Spokane Tribe’s long-planned $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Hunter finds human remains on the West Plains
A hunter reported finding a human skull partially covered by dirt in the general area of Brooks and Thorpe Road on the West Plains Wednesday morning.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 5 a.m.
Front & Center: Pearson CEO focuses on being indispensable in manufacturing
Picture all the products in your refrigerator, pantry and bathroom. If any were manufactured by Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Unilever or MillerCoors, there’s a good chance West Plains-based Pearson Packaging …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
Pooled taxes to benefit West Plains development
City, county and airport officials plan to create a public development authority that would pool property tax revenue to accelerate construction on the West Plains.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Local leaders look for silver lining in Fairchild tanker announcement
While the West Plains military base will likely not get the next generation of fuel tankers, local leaders stressed Thursday that Fairchild may end up benefiting from the decision by …
Sat., June 18, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: For a good road trip, look no farther than Spokane County, columnist says
From our archives, 100 years ago An anonymous columnist in the Auto section of the paper made a bold prediction: “About 200 years from now, this Northwest lake country will …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Inslee approves Spokane Tribe’s West Plains casino project
Gov. Jay Inslee gave the final approval on Tuesday for the Spokane Tribe’s casino project, clearing the way to a $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains. …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 6 p.m.
Spokane County commissioners approve West Plains basalt mining
The unanimous three-member commission imposed some restrictions on Ron Calhoon’s mining plans, including a prohibition on blasting and crushing and a requirement for safety vehicles on-site.
Wed., Aug. 19, 2015
Brush fire west of Spokane quickly contained
A fire that sent columns of smoke billowing into the air west of Spokane on Tuesday afternoon burned one outbuilding but was quickly brought under control by firefighters. Residents along …
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 …
Thu., March 12, 2015
Keystone Automotive to open warehouse on West Plains
A multinational corporation that specializes in aftermarket and specialty auto parts will open a distribution center on the West Plains. Keystone Automotive Corp., a subsidiary of LKQ Corp., will build …
Wed., Oct. 1, 2014
Co-ops plan rail loading facility for grain on West Plains
Five grain cooperatives in Central and Eastern Washington will build a major rail loading facility on the West Plains to ship wheat on BNSF Railway lines. The $26.4 million project …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
State pitches Spokane as site for Boeing 777X work
OLYMPIA – State to Boeing: How about building your new plane in Spokane? Low labor costs and short commute times mean the aerospace giant should consider building its newest jetliner …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 12:13 p.m.
West Plains pitched for Boeing factory
OLYMPIA —Low labor costs and short commute times mean Boeing should consider building its newest jetliner on the West Plains if it decides against a Puget Sound location, the state …
Wed., Nov. 27, 2013, 3:27 p.m.
Foal seized in 63-horse raid dies
One of the horses seized from a West Plains ranch earlier this month has died.
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
ASPCA to help care for horses seized from West Plains ranch
The disaster response director for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will arrive in Spokane today to help care for 63 horses seized from a West …
Mon., March 18, 2013
West Plains transportation workshop seeks community input
Transportation improvements on Spokane’s West Plains will be the subject of a community workshop Thursday evening. Planners want to hear about what kinds of projects are needed, including improvements for …
Sat., March 2, 2013
Requests granted; casino decision pushed back to May
A federal decision on the proposed tribal casino on the West Plains will be delayed until at least May 1. The U.S. Department of Interior has granted several requests for …
Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
Spokane Tribe won’t oppose requested delay on casino
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers seems “misinformed” in her recent request to delay a government recommendation on the proposed Spokane tribal casino on the West Plains, the tribal chairman told …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
McMorris Rodgers seeks delay on proposed casino
The federal government should delay its decision on a proposed tribal casino on the West Plains an extra 45 days to allow Spokane County to voice its objections, U.S. Rep. …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, 1:36 p.m.
Efforts launched to keep Boeing in Washington
The competition to build Boeing’s next airplane and keep nearly 80,000 jobs in the state is Washington’s contest to lose, Gov. Chris Gregoire and her economic advisers said Wednesday. An …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2011
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 …
Thu., June 23, 2011, 10:44 a.m.
Caterpillar to open big distribution center on West Plains
A division of Caterpillar Inc. will open a new parts distribution center on the West Plains that will employ 100 to 150, the company announced this morning.
Thu., May 5, 2011
Recycling plan proposed for West Plains
Sunshine Disposal wants to introduce curbside recycling service in a large portion of its West Plains territory. Spokane County commissioners were briefed this week on the proposal, which calls for …
Wed., April 6, 2011
Council approves airway zones
Spokane city leaders got a mixed message this week from landowners opposing stricter development rules near the Spokane International Airport. On one hand, developers argued for more freedom to build …
Sat., April 2, 2011
City plans land-use changes for West Plains
Spokane officials are crafting new land-use rules for the West Plains in hopes of protecting the future of Spokane International Airport. On Jan. 1, Spokane will annex 10 square miles …
Sun., March 27, 2011
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 …