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Airway Council bristles at raceway sale idea

Kalispels’ make $4.75 million offer to county for motorsports complex


Last updated 5/13/2021 at 11:23am

AIRWAY HEIGHTS — What might be seen as a good deal for Spokane County, the Kalispel Tribe and racers is not sitting well with some members of the Airway Heights City Council.

On May 5 it was first announced the Kalispel Tribe has made an offer of $4.75 million to take Spokane county out of the racing business. The county bought the former Spokane Raceway Park at a receivership sale in 2008 for $4 million but has plowed several million more into the three-track complex since.

The sale of what was originally a 640-acre square mile of land originated when the property’s former owner, Orvil...

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