Stories tagged: West Plains
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 7:55 p.m.
Amazon plans to open its fulfillment center on the West Plains by mid-2020, with hiring to begin two months prior to completion of the project, according to an Amazon spokeswoman.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
The Spokane Gun Club has filed preliminary permits with Spokane County to build a new location on the West Plains.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 12:41 p.m.
Rockville, Maryland-based Choice Hotels International Inc. is expanding its Cambria Hotels brand to Washington state, with the first property under development on the West Plains.
Tue., July 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
The Spokane Gun Club has found a 450-acre site on the West Plains and is requesting Spokane County remove the land from its designation as a no-shooting area to build …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
Salt Lake City-based Kenworth Sales Co. plans to build a $15 million sales and service facility on the West Plains. Kenworth Sales Co. filed plans with Spokane County to build …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 5 a.m.
Gordon Hester and John Koberstine have many years of experience working in the district, while Kevin Haughton grew up in the West Plains and is a lieutenant for the Spokane …
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 12:15 p.m.
Selkirk Pharma, a contract manufacturing startup in the pharmaceutical industry, is planning to build a $30 million manufacturing facility on the West Plains.
Sun., May 26, 2019, 4 a.m.
When Mullen Technologies announced plans to assemble the Qiantu K50 electric sports car on the West Plains, it brought promise of more than 860 jobs within seven years.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 10:39 a.m.
At the end of a shift on a Friday afternoon, Waste Management employees failed to fill up a water truck and didn’t put enough soil over a layer of industrial …
UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
Airway Heights calls off water shortage alert after Spokane crews quickly re-establish connection during road work
A Facebook post on Friday alerted Airway Heights residents they may need to conserve water after one of two water connections with Spokane was interrupted due to road work. Airway …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
California-based Mullen Technologies announced plans Wednesday to lease a large assembly and manufacturing plant on the West Plains for development of its electric sports car, ultimately bringing more than 850 …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
The two-hour forum, organized by the Spokane Riverkeeper, will begin at 6 p.m. April 17 in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga’s School of Law. It will be free and open …
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
Officials in Airway Heights and Cheney are considering if they should push to expand their urban-growth boundaries.
Sun., March 10, 2019, 5 a.m.
After decades as Spokane’s low-profile neighbor, the West Plains is suddenly in the spotlight for employment, population growth and commercial development. Rapid development, bringing at least 2,000 new jobs, will …
UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019, 6:51 a.m.
Teamwork is helping Spokane County make great strides with criminal justice reform and economic development, Commissioner Mary Kuney said in her first State of the County address Friday.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base is one of eight U.S. military installations where federal scientists will study human exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, the toxic man-made chemicals that have contaminated …
Thu., Dec. 20, 2018, 5 a.m.
Spurred by surging growth on the West Plains, the Cheney School District is considering changes to its elementary and middle school attendance boundaries as construction is completed on new classrooms.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018, 10:31 p.m.
Job growth will bring thousands of new residents to the West Plains over the next two years. Finding places for them to live will be a challenge.
Sat., Nov. 3, 2018
Amazon showed off progress on its new West Plains fulfillment center Friday, which will be finished in fall 2019.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
The City of Spokane is looking at ways to update its existing water agreement with Airway Heights and possibly adding Medical Lake to its list of customers. Contamination identified in …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Challengers seeking Breean Beggs’ appointed seat on the Spokane City Council criticize policies he’s floated on oil and coal trains and ways to pay for more police, but the 44-year-old …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
Spokane County leaders plan to sue the federal government over its role in approving the Spokane Tribe’s long-planned $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains.
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
A hunter reported finding a human skull partially covered by dirt in the general area of Brooks and Thorpe Road on the West Plains Wednesday morning.
Sun., March 26, 2017, 5 a.m.
Picture all the products in your refrigerator, pantry and bathroom. If any were manufactured by Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, Unilever or MillerCoors, there’s a good chance West Plains-based Pearson Packaging …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
City, county and airport officials plan to create a public development authority that would pool property tax revenue to accelerate construction on the West Plains.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
While the West Plains military base will likely not get the next generation of fuel tankers, local leaders stressed Thursday that Fairchild may end up benefiting from the decision by …
Sat., June 18, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago An anonymous columnist in the Auto section of the paper made a bold prediction: “About 200 years from now, this Northwest lake country will …
Wed., June 8, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee gave the final approval on Tuesday for the Spokane Tribe’s casino project, clearing the way to a $400 million gaming and retail development on the West Plains. …
Wed., May 25, 2016, 6 p.m.
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.