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Then and Now: Post Falls Lumber Co.

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.

Forest Service looks to streamline operations

The U.S. Forest Service is looking to trim the time it takes to analyze some timber sales and other projects by revising its rules that guide implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act.

PotlatchDeltic Corp. reports decline in first-quarter earnings

PotlatchDeltic reported net income of $6.6 million – or 10 cents per share – for the first quarter of 2019, a steep decline compared with results from the first quarter of 2018, when the company reported net income of $14.9 million, or 29 cents per share.

Then and Now: McGoldrick Lumber

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.

PotlatchDeltic reports dip in first quarter earnings

PotlatchDeltic Corp. reported net income of $14.6 million, or 29 cents per share, for the first quarter. The results compared to net income of $16.9 million, or 41 cents per share, during the first quarter of 2017.

Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Idaho officials have auctioned timber on federal land as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service intended to increase logging and reduce the severity of wildfires. The sale on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in northern Idaho is the third timber sale sold by the Idaho Department of Lands under the federal Good Neighbor Authority...

Lawmakers seek task force to protect timber communities

APNewsNow. LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – Southwestern Washington lawmakers are advocating for a task force to ensure protections for the endangered marbled murrelet do not cause economic harm to communities reliant on logging and timber sales.

Permits issued for Katerra factory in Spokane Valley

The first permits have been issued for a Spokane Valley factory that will produce cross-laminated timber and glulam, engineered wood products that can replace concrete and steel high-rise buildings and parking garages.