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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.
The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.
Idaho’s sawmills once relied on the brute strength of their workers to turn logs into lumber. Now, they need more employees like Jeremy Lozano-Keays. The 30-year-old electrical technician is part of a team overseeing the sophisticated electronic equipment that keeps Idaho Forest Group’s Chilco sawmill operating.
About 200 sawmill workers will be trained at North Idaho College and Lewis Clark State College over the next two years. The training will help them advance in an increasingly high-tech industry.
An Omak, Washington, sawmill will pay $89,000 through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal clean air rules.
Stimson Lumber Co. has issued layoff notices to workers at its sawmill in Arden, Wash.
A Naples, Idaho, sawmill employing 93 workers is expected to be shuttered in December and its workers laid off indefinitely. Welco Lumber Company USA, which makes cedar picket fence boards, announced Thursday that it can operate more efficiently by closing the mill south of Bonners Ferry and concentrating production at its main Shelton, Wash., sawmill.
A Naples, Idaho, sawmill employing 93 workers is being shuttered in December and its workers laid off indefinitely.
JD Lumber Inc. is selling its sawmill in Priest River to competitor Riley Creek Lumber Co., creating uncertainty about the future of 216 jobs in the North Idaho mill town. Employees were notified of the sale late Friday afternoon. The mill in Bonner County will close at the end of September, and it’s unclear whether the new owners will reopen it.
For more than 25 years, Oscar Mooney has worked a five-mile stretch of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River, delivering logs to waterfront sawmills