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Panhandle tops Idaho in growth

An influx of Californians helped make the Idaho Panhandle the fastest-growing region in that state in the 1990s, says Kathryn Tacke, labor market analyst with the Idaho Department of Labors Coeur dAlene office.Kootenai County, which added 48...

Liberty Lake Meadows’ plans change in scope

A draft environmental impact statement has been prepared for a big Liberty Lake-area development that was announced two years ago and includes plans for about 1,800 residences and lots for light industrial use.Called Liberty Lake Meadows, the 90...

Condo plan ready

Spokane developer and general contractor Mick McDowell has firmed up plans for a 10-story, roughly $8 million high-end condominium project on Riverside Avenue, just west of downtown Spokane, that would overlook Peaceful Valley and the Spokane He to...

Ross Stores plans outlet in the Valley

Ross Stores Inc., of Newark, Calif., plans to open a 30,000-square-foot Ross Dress for Less discount clothing store in the Spokane Valley Plaza, which is located on the east side of Sullivan Road between Broadway Avenue and Interstate 90.David a...

Avista might relocate units

Avista Corp., of Spokane, is considering moving its non-regulated businesses out of Spokane and expects to decide whether it will do so within the next six to 12 months.Tom Matthews, Avistas chairman, president, and CEO, declines to disclose a...

Inland Empire Paper seeks rezone in Valley

Inland Empire Paper Co., of Millwood, is seeking a zone change on 106 acres of the land it owns in the Mirabeau Point area, as part of a long-standing plan to have some of its holdings there developed commercially.The Spokane Valley paper is to...

Costco said eyeing move of its Third Avenue store

Costco Companies Inc., the big, Issaquah, Wash.-based membership warehouse chain, is searching for a new home for its cramped, 16-year-old store on Third Avenue southeast of downtown Spokane, knowledgeable real estate sources here say.Costco who...

Unusual restaurant eyed in Odd Fellows building

Steve Livingstone, one of the founders of Bayou Brewing Co., says he now hopes to try an unusual restaurant idea in the ballroom of the restored Odd Fellows Lodge, at 1017 W. First.Livingstone currently is working on recruiting a small group of...

Minnesota firm may buy Thermoguard Equipment

Roger Crawford, principal stockholder of Thermoguard Equipment Inc., a Spokane manufacturer of equipment for the corrugated box industry, is negotiating the possible sale of the company to H Enterprises, a Minneapolis company that also serves that...

Pend Oreille Mine would employ 170 if reopened

The proposed reopening of the Pend Oreille zinc and lead mine located about two miles north of Metaline Falls would generate the equivalent of nearly 240 full-time jobs in Pend Oreille County, according to a report prepared for Cominco American the...

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