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2008-08-06 18:00:26

SPOKANE, WA, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Minera Andes Inc. (TSX: MAI and US OTC: MNEAF) is pleased to announce that Mr. Rob McEwen, chairman and CEO of U.S. Gold (TSX and AMEX: UXG) will join the board of Minera Andes along with two other independent mining industry executives. Mr. McEwen holds approximately 24% of Minera Andes' shares. Allen V. Ambrose, president of Minera Andes said "I am pleased to welcome Rob McEwen, Victor Lazarovici and Don Quick to the Minera Andes' board." Mr....

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Jonathan Brunt, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 6--County leaders on Tuesday delayed a decision on the possible purchase of the downtown YMCA. City Park Board members have requested that the county buy the YMCA using property taxes collected through the Conservation Futures program. In 2006, the Park Board agreed to pay $5.3 million for the land and building, using a right-of-first-refusal option to stop a developer from buying the site, which overlooks Spokane Falls and is...

2008-08-05 12:00:41

MIPSolutions, Inc. (OTCBB: MSOL), a Nevada corporation with offices in Spokane, WA, today announced that third-party laboratory analyses has verified that the Company's recently developed MIP (Molecularly Imprinted Polymer) bead has successfully separated gold from a gold cyanide solution loaded with mercury without also removing mercury. The MIP bead was first pioneered at the Company's laboratory at the University of Utah's Research Park. This further verification of the performance of the...

2008-08-04 03:00:21

By Proffitt, Emily URM Stores Inc., the Spokane-based grocery distribution cooperative, says it's considering a big expansion of its warehouse and distribution center to handle strong growth and to meet increasing demand for frozen and perishable goods. The cooperative expects to post revenue of roughly $920 million in its fiscal year ending July 31, up from $860 million in the previous year, says President and CEO Dean Sonnenberg. It has budgeted for 5 percent revenue growth for its 2008...

2008-08-03 12:00:00

By Taryn Hecker, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 3--It's not much to look at. Much of what remains near the mine where forest ranger Edward Pulaski and 45 men holed up during the Great Fire of 1910 could be described as junk -- not even worthy of display in a museum. But for historians trying to piece together evidence of one of the Silver Valley's most famed tales of survival, bits of broken glass and rusted metal are worth their weight in gold. "They are the things...

2008-08-03 12:00:00

By Jim Kershner, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Aug. 3--Everybody's talking about "stay-cations" -- well, the Festival at Sandpoint may be the classic Inland Northwest stay-cation. The festival, in its 26th year, is almost a complete mini-vacation all by itself, with nationally known musical acts, picnics on the lawn, osprey soaring overhead and meteors lighting the sky above the Big White Tent. Plenty of people have figured this out, because tickets already are selling briskly,...

2008-07-31 12:00:00

By Meghann M. Cuniff, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 31--As a firefighting helicopter dumped water from nearby Trask Pond, Jan Carney surveyed the land behind her home north of Blanchard, Idaho. "It's a happy ending," she said. "When I saw the smoke, it's like, 'This is really happening to me.' " About 10 neighbors fought a fire that scorched nine acres behind Carney's home with hoses, shovels and a tractor before crews from the Spirit Lake Fire Department and surrounding...

2008-07-29 12:01:17

By Parker Howell, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 29--Panhandle Avista customers would pay more on their monthly electricity bills -- about $3.43 for the average household -- starting later this year under a surcharge increase the utility requested Monday. Avista asked the Idaho Public Utilities Commission for permission to more than double its power surcharge, which would raise overall rates about 5.9 percent and generate $12.2 million to recoup costs of generating power for...

2008-07-28 12:00:46

By Pia Hallenberg Christensen, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 28--The Coeur d'Alene Library has gone to the movies. Four Wednesdays in a row, beginning on Aug. 6, there will be free children's movies shown in the Shirley Parker Theater at the library at 11 a.m. "Depending on how long they are, you may get one or two each time," said Peggy Smith, youth services clerk at the library. "Angus Gets Lost,""Blueberries for Sal,""Corduroy,""Curious George,""Frog and Toad,""The...

2008-07-28 12:00:34

By Bert Caldwell, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 28--WELLPINIT, Wash. -- With the joining of hands and the singing of "Blest Be the Tie That Binds," the congregation of the Wellpinit Presbyterian Church concluded services Sunday for the last time. Only 18 heard the final sermon of Pastor Jeff McCullough, who talked about the lessons of communion and the words of Jesus at the Last Supper. They sang the "Doxology," too, and prayed for the health of an ailing member of the...