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Mt. Spokane opens seven runs, new chairlift

A 4,600-foot triple chairlift and seven new runs have opened as part of a $4.4 million terrain expansion on the backside of Mt. Spokane, says Brad McQuarrie, general manager of Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park. ...

EnVision Center to open east of downtown Spokane

A broad menu of social services will be available in a central location on the periphery of downtown when Spokane’s EnVision Center opens late next month, those involved in the project say. ...

Inspire Physical Therapy, hand therapy clinic to merge

Spokane Occupation & Hand Therapy Inc. and Inspire Physical Therapy Spokane PS will merge to become Inspire Physical & Hand Therapy Spokane Inc., says Sean Sipe, Olympia, Wash.-based owner of both practices. ...

Mann-Grandstaff VA Hospital to adopt health record system by 2020

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center, in northwest Spokane, plans to adopt fully a new electronic health record system by March of 2020, that eventually will be deployed across all VA facilities nationwide. ...

Old grain elevators going down in East Spokane

CHS Inc. plans to demolish the long-standing grain elevators at 310 N. Madelia, in the East Central neighborhood, says Brad Smith, senior partner with Smith Construction Services, the Kansas-based contractor hired to raze the structures. ...

3 Ninjas debuts first restaurant in Kendall Yards

Colbert-based 3 Ninjas Mobile Food & Catering LLC recently opened its first restaurant in Kendall Yards. Steve Kitchens, who co-owns the business along with his friends Tymen Hofman and Michael Anderson...

English-style pub planned in Coeur d’Alene

A new English-style pub called The Crown & Thistle soon will occupy a previously vacant space at 107 N. Fourth, in what is known as the Sherman building in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Owner Jennifer Drake says she hopes to have the 1,600-square-foot space ...

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates enters Spokane market

Mrs. Cavanaugh’s Chocolates & Ice Cream, a Utah-based candy company, has opened its first store outside of the Beehive State in a new Wandermere strip mall at 513 E. Hastings. The company was started by Marie Cavanaugh more than 50 years ago and remain...

Happy Trails to Brews tavern planned in Indian Trail neighborhood

A new tavern called Happy Trails to Brews is coming to 9025 N. Indian Trail Road in northwest Spokane. William Reeve, who co-owns the business with his wife, Danielle, says Happy Trails plans to open later this month in a 1,400-square-foot space ...

Finance experts: Economic growth to slow in 2019

Financial experts here say 2018 has been a good year for the Spokane area, but 2019 is unlikely to bring the same rate of growth. Steve Scranton, chief investment officer and economist for Spokane-based Washington Trust Bank, characterizes 2018 ...

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