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Then and Now: Spokane’s rocky landscape

When Spokane city father James Glover arrived in 1874, science had yet to explain the rocky buttes and basins of Eastern Washington or the other varied landscapes of the Washington …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 6:17 a.m.

City’s report on homelessness and basalt added under I-90 lacked context, Spokane leaders say

Installing tons of rocks beneath Interstate 90 was part of a long-term design plan and aimed at improving public safety, members of the City Council and the city’s head of …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 7:01 a.m.

Spokane County Conservation District pays $1.2 million for unused quarry in Spokane Valley

The Spokane Conservation District plans to transform a defunct gravel quarry on the lower South Hill into a sprawling public park with walking trails, a tree nursery and other natural …

Spokane County commissioners approve West Plains basalt mining

The unanimous three-member commission imposed some restrictions on Ron Calhoon’s mining plans, including a prohibition on blasting and crushing and a requirement for safety vehicles on-site.

Neighbors cite roads, wildlife in opposition to proposed West Plains mining plan

Residents along Brooks Road, a lightly maintained gravel street on the West Plains, have spoken out against plans by Ron Calhoun to mine basalt on his 70-plus acres. Calhoun says …

Martin Luther King Jr. Way to open in spring

Spokane’s new Martin Luther King Jr. Way won’t be complete by Martin Luther King Jr. Day. City officials had hoped the new road, which is the extension of Riverside Avenue …