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A man involved in a timber poaching effort in Olympic National Forest that started a big wildfire has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Some of the worst wildfires since 1910 threatened ranch houses, schoolhouses and lumber mills in the Pend Oreille and Newport areas.
The Spokane Daily Chronicle celebrated what it believed was the final triumph of Prohibition. A new court ruling upheld the Volstead Act, ensuring that Prohibition would be enforced in every state.
For most of the 20th century, there were several lumber mills along the Spokane River in Idaho. Tugboats would tow rafts of logs to the mills. One of the first mills was built by Frederick Post in the late 1880s at Post Falls.
Harry Forbes, 20, went door-to-door in the Rockwood district, telling housewives, “Can you help a poor soldier who lost an arm in the war?”
Earl Hauser, a longtime Hauser Lake pilot, was honored with a pair of awards for 50 blemish-free years as an active pilot and an aircraft mechanic, a combination of experience rarely seen in the world of general aviation.
A key chapter in the history of Post Falls Dam begins with Frederick Post, a German immigrant who trained as a millwright and settled in Idaho in 1871.
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, Frederick Post, built a grist mill in 1876 to produce flour. Another flour processor, the Echo Mill, was built in 1883.
John Richards, 81, was part of a storied North Idaho timber family and also held the top job at Potlatch Corp. He died July 25.
James P. McGoldrick, born in 1859, started in the timber business in Minnesota. Seeing that most of the lumber he sold came from the Northwest, he moved to Spokane in 1906 and bought a mill south of Gonzaga College, east of downtown Spokane.
Idaho Forest Group is in negotiations to buy a 115-acre mill owned by Merritt Brothers Lumber Co.
Potlatch Corp. has completed its merger with a smaller rival, Deltic Timber Corp., in an all-stock deal that creates a company with 2 million acres of private timber holdings.
Old Fort Sherman in Coeur d’Alene, “one of the historic spots of the Northwest,” was up for sale. The site of the old army post had been owned by a lumber company for many years, but the company went bankrupt. The 60-acre site was now up for bid as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.
Local authorities reported Jeffrey M. Midstokke, 55, was working on a debarker machine at the Guy Bennett Lumber Co. mill when he fell on the morning of Dec. 20.
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its final finding Thursday on the softwood lumber duties Canadian producers must pay, escalating a trade dispute amid the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Lumber Liquidators has agreed to a $36 million settlement to resolve claims brought on behalf of people who bought Chinese-manufactured laminate flooring reported to contain unsafe levels of formaldehyde.
The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the worker who died in an industrial accident last week at a North Idaho mill. The victim was Robert J. Billingsley, 45, of Plummer, Idaho.
About 30 “lumberettes” – women lumber workers – went on duty at Spokane’s White Pine Sash Company.
Firefighters battled a stubborn fire at Premier Lumber on East Kildea Road recently, finally dousing a fire in a wood filled hopper by dumping water on it from above.
Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. 95 Wednesday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.