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Historic grain elevator off Trent Avenue coming down

Billy loves Lisa no more. The 81-year-old grain elevators on Napa Street just south of Trent Avenue are being demolished, taking with them not only the last vestige of the North Pacific Grain Growers Co. cooperative but the shoddy, if beloved, red graffiti scrawl describing Billy’s feelings toward Lisa.

Students stuck in Steam Plant elevator en route to prom

Ten Mt. Spokane High School students nearly missed prom – perhaps deservedly – when they got stuck in an elevator. The group was in the elevator after finishing dinner at Stacks Restaurant at the Steam Plant in downtown Spokane.

$1.1 million renovations planned for county jail elevators

Workers from a Spokane Valley company will renovate four elevators at the aging Spokane County Jail during the next several months at a cost of $1.1 million. “We want to make sure that we’ve brought the elevators up to current code,” said Ron Oscarson, facilities director for the county. “We want them to last 25, 30 years.”

Spokane adopts state elevator safety standards

Spokane has ended its nearly seven-month protest over the state’s changes to elevator safety codes. The City Council this week agreed to update local ordinances to include the state-mandated changes, which officials say are mostly minor adjustments. Concerns raised by local building owners last fall over what appeared to be potentially costly new requirements were examined by city staff and determined to be less burdensome than originally believed.

Blaze razes grain elevator in Odessa

Fire destroyed an Odessa, Wash., grain elevator Tuesday night, burning more than 20,000 bushels of wheat, barley and canola. The cause of the fire at the Odessa Union Warehouse Cooperative’s easternmost grain elevator in the small town 60 miles southwest of Spokane remained under investigation.

Jail elevator incidents draw scrutiny

A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button in the jail control room during two recent incidents – one of which sent Deputy Janice Bauer to a hospital shortly after midnight on Oct. 24.

Investigation looks into jail elevator accident

A criminal investigation is under way to determine who may have caused an elevator shutdown that injured a Spokane County Jail deputy. Evidence indicates someone pushed an emergency stop button in the jail control room during two recent incidents – one of which sent Deputy Janice Bauer to a hospital shortly after midnight on Oct. 24.

Palouse’s wheat farmers harvest the year’s near-perfect mix

ALMOTA – Wheat farmers across the Inland Northwest are collecting on a trifecta this year: a bumper crop, solid grain prices and continued government subsidies. The wheat crop is the best in a decade; preliminary numbers show 147.8 million bushels were harvested, up from 123 million bushels last year.