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Spokane entry in Babe Ruth 13U World Series wins but does not advance

WESTFIELD, Mass. – Garco’s first trip to the Babe Ruth Baseball 13U World Series ended short of its destination. A 4-3 victory over Pittsfield, Mass. (New England) on Monday in …


Garco Construction gives big boost to the Christmas Bureau

A Christmas angel has visited The Spokesman-Review in the form of Garco Construction, which gifted the Christmas Bureau with donation of $25,0000 to provide a much needed boost.


The tallest man in Spokane: Talking shop with the operator of downtown’s tower crane

Wally Forbush, 56, is a tower crane operator, and if you’ve been downtown in the last month, you’ve probably seen him at work.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017

City Hall temporarily evacuated after construction crew strikes gas line

City Hall and two other buildings were temporarily evacuated after construction crews hit a gas line on West Spokane Falls Boulevard Friday morning.


Riverfront Park pavilion, an icon of Expo ’74, to undergo extensive renovation

The iconic centerpiece of Expo ’74 – the U.S. Pavilion – will undergo an extensive renovation, potentially starting early next year. The Spokane Park Board approved a contract to design …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

Garco Construction donated $28,000 to the Christmas Fund

Garco Construction generously donated $28,000 to the 2016 Christmas Fund, but was inadvertently left off the list of donors. The omission doesn’t change the near-record total of $540,073.39 raised to …


Garco Construction in line to build University District pedestrian bridge for $9.5 million

Garco Construction, which has already completed several multimillion-dollar public works projects throughout Spokane, entered the low bid to build a pedestrian bridge in the University District. Some have criticized the …


Front & Center: Garco Construction’s Tim Welsh keeps building a successful company

Garco Construction weathered the recession and continues to be one of the region’s leading building contractors under the leadership of long-time owner Tim Welsh.


Convention Center coming together on time, on budget

The Spokane Convention Center is just weeks away from throwing open its doors for larger conventions and events. Garco Construction is on time and on budget for a 91,000-square-foot expansion …


Christmas Bureau: Receiver prefers to be giver

In 2009, when Helen Dobbins’ grandson Peyton was 2 years old, he came to live with her. After a death in the family, Dobbins said, the boy’s mom had problems …


Army bid frustrates

Spokane’s Garco Construction worked hard for nearly a year to win a $35 million contract to build a large maintenance building for the Army near Tacoma. They lost the bid …


Garco awarded $35.8 million Joint Base Lewis-McChord contract

Spokane’s Garco Construction has landed a $35.8 million federal contract after challenging an earlier award for the job given to an Oklahoma competitor. Garco bid on the project last year …


Garco loses military job despite having low bid

Spokane’s Garco Construction is appealing an Army Corps of Engineers decision to award a $36 million construction job to an Oklahoma company, claiming the selection process incorrectly gave an advantage …


Fundraising goal in sight for Christmas Fund

Garco Construction has donated $30,000 to the Christmas Fund – a gift made in gratitude, according to the Spokane company’s leaders. Along with work for private clients, the company completed …


Here’s the Dirt: Safeway updating regional center

It’s costing Safeway Corp. $1.9 million at its Spokane regional distribution center to move the large building’s refrigeration system onto the roof. The work started in July and is expected …


Here’s the Dirt: South Hill gaining medical building

A foot-and-ankle specialist and dentist will occupy a two-story office building just under construction at 3707 S. Grand Blvd. The $2 million building will encompass 8,700 square feet on the …


Conference’s new building should be finished by spring

Work on Upper Columbia Conference’s new regional headquarters is rolling along on Spokane’s West Plains, with completion expected next spring. The $8.2 million building will replace the headquarters and Adventist …


Freya bridge open to traffic

The Freya Street bridge, which had been closed since last August, is open for this morning’s commute.


Garco to build new painting hangar

Garco Construction will begin work next month on a hangar at Spokane International Airport big enough to accommodate two 737 aircraft in need of a tune-up and paint job. The …


Freya bridge work enters next phase

Truella Stone often witnessed car crashes during slick conditions in front of her store along Freya Street Cars driving over a railroad bridge struggled to stop at the light at …