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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

Pacific Northwest Cremation to open South Hill location

Pacific Northwest Cremation is to open its third location Thursday.

The company’s new location is at 3016 S. Grand Blvd., joining locations at 4407 N. Division St. and 12209 E. Mission Ave. in Spokane Valley.

A grand-opening event with refreshments and door prizes is planned from noon-1 p.m. at the Grand Boulevard office.

National pavement group recognizes area businesses

Two area paving companies have received awards from the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

Spokane-based Inland Asphalt Co. received four Quality in Construction Awards for asphalt pavement, according to a company news release. Two awards recognized safety and efficiency during work on Interstate 82 that necessitated closing lanes of the interstate. Inland was recognized for emergency repair work on state Highway 14, a project completed in 10 days, despite being 100 miles from the nearest asphalt plant. Inland’s work on West Hawthorne Road through Whitworth University’s campus also was recognized.

Lewiston-based Poe Asphalt Paving Inc. was awarded five Quality in Construction Awards by the organization. Poe was recognized for work at Fairchild Air Force Base, on U.S. Highway 95 near Coeur d’Alene, Moscow and Tensed, Idaho, and Interstate 90 near Coeur d’Alene, according to a company news release.

To be considered for the awards, contractors submit project test data to the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University, where it is reviewed by engineers.

Forbes Travel Guide gives area hotels high marks

Two area hotels and their spas have received four-star ratings from Forbes Travel Guide in its 2018 ranking of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas.

The Historic Davenport Hotel and Davenport Spa, and Northern Quest Resort & Casino and its La Rive Spa received the ratings under the guide’s five-star system.

Northern Quest Resort and La Rive Spa have received the four-star rating for five and six consecutive years, respectively.

Started in 1958 as the Mobil Travel Guide, the rating company created the first five-star rating system in the United States. Today, it is the only independent global rating system of the luxury market, according to its website.

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