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A single-point urban interchange, or SPUI (rhymes with "chewy"), opened Tuesday at U.S. 95 and Highway 53 in Kootenai County on Tuesday. It's the first such interchange in North Idaho and is a sign of traffic control to come, planners say.
It was done as a low-key announcement in a staff meeting at Michael Anderson Elementary in the Medical Lake School District early this month – kindergarten teacher Sheila Benson had been selected as the West Plains Chamber of Commerce Best of the West Teacher of the Year.
At least one home burned Monday afternoon in a fire that also forced the evacuations of numerous West Plains residents.
A 1/3 acre fire was quickly smothered by crews working near apartments, homes and a hotel on the West Plains on Sunday afternoon.
Amazon’s fulfillment center on the West Plains echoed with a flurry of activity Wednesday afternoon.
California-based Mullen Technologies has renewed its letter of intent with S3R3 Solutions following a new round of funding that will go toward building an electric car manufacturing facility on the West Plains.
The West Plains Connection project would make several changes to area roads in an effort to ease congestion, rather than simply widening Highway 2. Planners are looking to the public to provide feedback on preliminary plans for the estimated $17 million project.
California-based pwsMullen Technologies could be one step closer to manufacturing its electric sports car on the West Plains with a recently announced merger that, if approved, will allow the company to become a publicly traded company.
With pwsthe recent opening of Amazon's fulfillment center and many more companies on the way, meeting a growing need for housing on the West Plains remains a priority for city leaders, according to participants in a Zoom conference call held Wednesday organized by the West Plains Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, led Tuesday's questioning of Nancy Beck, a former chemical industry lobbyist who has been nominated to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Plans for alleviating the traffic flow headaches on the West Plains have long been in the works, but the addition of the Amazon fulfillment center and hopes of increasing commercial activity in the area mean those plans may be short-term fixes.
Nearly two years after breaking ground, Amazon opened its fulfillment center on the West Plains this week, bringing more than 2,000 full-time jobs to the area.
A local real estate company aims to meet the rising demand for online shopping with a new building suited for e-commerce distribution companies on the West Plains.
Spokane developer Harlan Douglass is moving forward with plans for a large commerce park adjacent to the Amazon fulfillment center on the West Plains
A week after Amazon announced that it is starting to hire for more than 2,000 positions at its new facility on the West Plains, the company announced plans to keep more than 8,800 employees it hired in Texas to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Spokane developer Harlan Douglass is moving forward with plans for a large commerce park adjacent to the Amazon fulfillment center on the West Plains. Earlier this month, the Washington state Department of Ecology received an environmental review for the first phase of the project that includes construction of two warehouse buildings spanning a total of 176,000 square feet on 12 acres of vacant land at 5010 S. Thomas Mallen Road.
Coronavirus-related concerns halted several development projects on the West Plains, but activity is beginning to pick up again to accommodate an expected influx of 5,000 new jobs in the area, officials say.
The company has an application for the project, which calls for a 67,500-square-foot industrial warehouse on 5 acres of vacant land near Flint Road and 21st Avenue in Airway Heights.
Editor’s note: Our series On the Front Lines recognizes those in the community who are confronting the coronavirus pandemic head-on, while the rest of us do our part by stepping back. The Spokane Regional Health District announced the first cases of COVID-19 in Spokane County on March 14. The same day, four women in Cheney created the West Plains Emergency Response Volunteers group on Facebook to help quarantined people get essential items delivered to their doors.
Phay, a Post Falls native, averaged 22 wins a season at NIC (2004-2014) and was 136-33 in five seasons at CSI (2014-2019), leading the Golden Eagles to the NJCAA national title game in 2018.