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Yoke’s adds supermarket in Valley to remodel list

Spokane-based Yokes Washington Foods Inc. plans to add the remodeling of a Spokane Valley supermarket to a multimillion-dollar, five-store construction-and remodeling-plan announced in pieces earlier this year.Denny York, senior vice president...

Post Falls core draws interest

POST FALLSThe downtown core of this quiet community is poised for a regeneration, as development plans for the former Louisiana-Pacific Corp. lumber mill site begin to take shape and the city officials look to hinge other nearby development what...

Libby keeps lofty perspective

A person gets to know Spokane in an entirely different way from 2,000 feet in the air, says Ray Aguirre.He should know. Hes the newest proprietor of Libby Photographers, a nearly 100-year-old venture at 508 W. Second that has specialized in for a...

Business-plan draft due on biodiesel plant

The group thats investigating building a biodiesel-processing plant here says it expects to have completed a draft business plan for the project in 90 days and hopes construction will start on the facility in early 2003.While the group has no...

Power-plant projects taken off Avista’s menu

Avista Corp. has quietly mothballed its Avista Power subsidiary, citing changes in the power-plant development business and the parent companys financial troubles.The subsidiarys mission was to develop so-called merchant power plants, which...

Risen from the scrap heap

John A. Osbornes ears perked up earlier this year when he heard that the boyhood home of late guitar legend Jimi Hendrix might be demolished to make way for a Seattle condominium project.The Spokane woodworker didnt have strains of Purple...

Second hospital eyed in Cd’A

A Chicago-based company reportedly is considering opening a for-profit surgical hospital in Coeur dAlene in partnership with some North Idaho physicians, a move that Kootenai Medical Centers CEO says could cloud the financial picture at Coeur a...

Iron Bridge changes course

Iron Bridge LLC, of Spokane, has revamped its proposed 18-acre Iron Bridge Campus, along the Spokane River a short way east of Hamilton Street, and plans to start work next spring on the first building in the development, which in all is expected a...

International power company opens Spokane office

Mirant Corp., a multinational energy-generation and trading company based in Atlanta, has opened a Spokane office and says its looking at buying or building power plants in Washington and Oregon.The office, which is located in the WestCoast at...

Equipment retailer plans second store

Country Homes Power Equipment, a longtime Spokane retailer, has leased a building in the Spokane Valley for a second location, says Garth Selden, the businesss vice president.The 5,800-square-foot building the new store will occupy is located...

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