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The Kalispel Tribe's opening offer to purchase the recently shuttered Ponderay Newsprint Co. mill in Usk was turned down this month, leaving the fate of the bankrupt facility in Pend Oreille County uncertain.
The Kalispel Tribe has laid off hundreds of workers and closed its operations to help control the spread of COVID19. The struggles come as members of the small tribe prepare to hold council elections in June.
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is suing the federal government and makers of a toxic fire retardant foam that has contaminated West Plains water supplies, joining thousands of plaintiffs across the country who say evidence of the foam’s harmful effects has been ignored or covered up for decades.
Food is always on the mind of Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s Frank Comito. When Northern Quest closed due to the coronavirus last Wednesday, the executive banquet chef immediately thought about the array of perishable food that would go to waste.
Bart George, a biologist with the Kalispel Tribe, is studying the effectiveness of various ways of scaring cougars while also documenting whether these methods prompt mountain lions to change their behavior.
SANDPOINT – Nez Perce Tribal Elder Clifford Allen died last summer at age 85. But his voice – and the stories of his family and his people – live on, as do the voices of other storytellers from Idaho’s five tribes and one tribe based in Washington, thanks to a project started 30 years ago by the Idaho Mythweaver.
Twenty years ago, the proposal being presented at public meetings in January for forest restoration and recreation projects on 90,700 acres in Pend Oreille County would only have been a pipe dream. That was at the height of the “timber wars,” pitting pro-logging interests against environmentalists and bringing logging to a halt.
The Pend Oreille County commissioners voted unanimously Monday to shoot down the proposed comprehensive plan amendment, which would redesignate some 65% of land in the county from “public land” to “rural land,” opening the door to industrial development.
Kalispel Golf and Country Club is among the top 50 casino golf courses in the nation, according to an annual list published by
The Yakama Nation was awarded more than $3 million in grants, the Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation was awarded $698,000 and the Colville Tribe was awarded $584,000, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.
The 216-unit complex at 304 S. Kalispel Way has six buildings and includes a clubhouse, exercise room, meeting areas, outdoor pool, dog park and sand volleyball court, among other amenities.
The $14 million resort – a Bud Surles Signature Resort – which is opening Saturday, offers 38 pull-through, back-in and luxury RV sites as well as 18 furnished tiny cottages for rent adjacent to Northern Quest Casino & Resort.
Quest Sunday Fest – modeled after the Park Silly Market in Park City, Utah – begins July 14 and will run five consecutive Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Grand Plaza area of Northern Quest Drive.
The Kalispel Tribe has opened a new casino in Cusick that is part of a more-than $10 million economic development project that also includes an RV park, storage facility, gas station and fresh market.
The Department of Justice announced Thursday the award of nearly $700,000 to the Kalispel Tribe of Indians as part of grant to help victims of human trafficking.
Members of the Kalispel Tribe will be honored as “Watershed Heros” Friday night at the Winter Waters event at the Patsy Clark Mansion.
Kalispel Auto Sales began 18 months ago to help members of the Kalispel Tribe buy reliable, used vehicles without high-interest loans. The dealership in Pend Oreille County also sells to the public.
A Canadian company that wants to build a controversial silicon smelter near Newport says it’s ready to start the environmental review process. Meanwhile, citizens groups have challenge the sale of public land for the smelter site, and the Kalispel Tribe is questioning $300,000 in state money awarded to the company.
The Kalispel Tribe will open a small casino on its reservation this fall as part of a $10.5 million economic development project that includes an RV park, gas station, fresh market and storage facility.
The Kalispel Tribe is diversifying its holdings by buying a stake in an African-American owned investment banker, Blaylock Van LLC.