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UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe opens $14 million RV resort in Airway Heights

The $14 million resort – a Bud Surles Signature Resort – which is opening Saturday, offers 38 pull-through, back-in and luxury RV sites as well as 18 furnished tiny cottages …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Northern Quest Resort & Casino to have weekly summer street festival

Quest Sunday Fest – modeled after the Park Silly Market in Park City, Utah – begins July 14 and will run five consecutive Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe opens casino in Cusick

The Kalispel Tribe has opened a new casino in Cusick that is part of a more-than $10 million economic development project that also includes an RV park, storage facility, gas …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe to be honored for work in the Pend Oreille River watershed

Members of the Kalispel Tribe will be honored as “Watershed Heros” Friday night at the Winter Waters event at the Patsy Clark Mansion.


Kalispel Tribe seeks to eliminate high-interest auto loans for members with used car lot

Kalispel Auto Sales began 18 months ago to help members of the Kalispel Tribe buy reliable, used vehicles without high-interest loans. The dealership in Pend Oreille County also sells to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 9:41 a.m.

Company prepares to move on Newport smelter’s environmental study

A Canadian company that wants to build a controversial silicon smelter near Newport says it’s ready to start the environmental review process. Meanwhile, citizens groups have challenge the sale of …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

Tribe announces ‘Kalispel Park’ RV grounds, casino development in Cusick

The Kalispel Tribe will open a small casino on its reservation this fall as part of a $10.5 million economic development project that includes an RV park, gas station, fresh …


Kalispel Tribe buys stake in investment banking company

The Kalispel Tribe is diversifying its holdings by buying a stake in an African-American owned investment banker, Blaylock Van LLC.


Kalispel Tribe launches electric utility to serve Northern Quest complex in Airway Heights

The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has created its own electric utility to serve its expanding casino-hotel complex in Airway Heights.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 6:58 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe raises concerns about silicon smelter in letter to Gov. Inslee

The Kalispel Tribe wrote a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee opposing a proposed silicon smelter in Newport. The tribe is concerned about smelter emissions and a $300,000 state grant awarded …


Saving Salish: Regional tribes aim to increase fluency for future generations

A year ago, the Kalispel Tribe opened a Salish immersion school, Snyoyoʔspuʔúsm or Place of the Good-Hearted. The facility is one tool among widespread revitalization efforts to save an endangered …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 8:24 p.m.

Kalispel paddle the Pend Oreille in dugout canoes, embracing historic ties to the waterway

For the first time in about a century, members of the Kalispel Tribe made a 51-mile journey in a traditional-style dugout canoe from City Beach Park in Sandpoint downstream to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

Kalispel Tribe announces new apartment complex plans, breaks ground on casino expansion

The Kalispel Tribe announced plans for a new 216-unit multi-family home apartment complex, as well as a new movie theater, at a groundbreaking event Tuesday for the casino’s latest expansion …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

Northern Quest Casino unveils plans for family-friendly expansion

The Kalispel Tribe has announced a $20 million expansion at Northern Quest Resort and Casino designed to increase the resort’s family appeal.


Kalispel Tribe’s Glen Nenema has spent four decades in charge, and he’s not done yet

USK, Wash. – When most people reach 65 they start thinking about retiring, especially when they’ve spent almost 37 years at the same job. But Glen Nenema, the longest-serving tribal …


Tribes end canoe journey at Kettle Falls, celebrate hope of salmon’s return

Paddlers from the Colville, Coeur d’Alene, Spokane, Kootenai and Kalispel tribes arrived in dugout canoes at Kettle Falls on Friday after making journeys similar to the trips their ancestors might …


Editorial: New casino won’t stem old anxieties

The more tribal gambling expands, the harder it is to say no other tribes. The proof is right in front of us. Also the pressure builds to allow non-tribal businesses …


Grill, gastropub open to public at Kalispel Golf and Country Club

The Kalispel Tribe has opened to the public two restaurants in its newly acquired and historically private golf and country club.


The Kalispel Tribe will open the Spokane Country Club to some public play

The Kalispel Tribe took ownership of the venerable Spokane Country Club this week with plans to preserve the course for private-member play with just a few tee times each day …


Shawn Vestal: Spokane Country Club could have avoided legal saga by treating members equally

The Spokane Country Club went down fighting. But it probably didn’t need to go down at all. The club’s drawn-out legal battle to preserve a tradition of charging women full …


Kalispel Tribe crafts deal for country club

The Kalispel Tribe is poised to buy the Spokane Country Club for more than $3 million, according to a last-minute deal reached Thursday. At least two bidders were prepared to …


Kalispel Tribe poised to buy Spokane Country Club

The Kalispel Tribe is poised to buy the Spokane Country Club for $3 million according to a last-minute deal reached Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 29, 2015, 8:14 p.m.

Evacuations downgraded for Tower Fire near Priest Lake

Officials overseeing the Tower fire in Pend Oreille County escalated evacuations this afternoon as high winds made tracking the 29-square-mile fire difficult.


Kalispels bid for Spokane Country Club

The Kalispel Tribe has bid $3 million to buy the members-only Spokane Country Club and would fold the golf course and amenities into its Northern Quest Resort and Casino operations. …


Regional fisheries manager John Whalen blended fishing, conservation

John Whalen says issues related to conserving native fish species dominated much of his work during 16 years as regional fisheries manager in Spokane. “There’s a lot going on,” he …


Tour Deshais: Native American influence indelible along Washington bicycle route

NEWPORT – Wind-driven waves on an ancient glacial lake beat against the rocky shore, slowly carving out what we call the Manresa Grotto. I was about 30 miles into my …


Spokane Tribe’s casino proposal gets key federal approval

The Spokane Tribe has won approval from a key government agency in its drive to build a casino, hotel and stores near Airway Heights. The U.S. Department of the Interior …


Bird festivals feature sandhill cranes, tundra swans

The headline attraction at the annual Othello Sandhill Crane Festival has already arrived for the March 27-29 series of programs, field trips and banquets based out of Othello, Washington. Founded …


Field reports: Pend Oreille River pike netting starts

FISHING – State and tribal workers will begin setting gillnets Monday for another season of suppressing non-native northern pike in the Pend Oreille River downstream from Newport. The Kalispel Tribe …


Bull trout protection plan worries boaters on Lake Pend Oreille

Dennis Hall spent Saturday afternoon on Lake Pend Oreille, launching his 28-foot cabin cruiser from Sandpoint and ferrying friends across the lake to dinner. With blue skies and temperatures in …