Kalispel Tribe

Kalispel Tribe Purchases Spokane County Race Track

Jun 29, 2021
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Spokane County announced Tuesday that it’s selling its raceway in Airway Heights to the Kalispel Tribe for six-point-one million dollars.

The tribe was reportedly the first to offer to buy the 243-acre property. A competing buyer made counteroffers, but the tribe upped its bid and won the right to buy the property.

The sale includes not just the raceway oval, but existing buildings, some business-related equipment and the land on which they sit.

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The Kalispel Tribe is proposing to change its air quality status under the federal Clean Air Act.

The move comes as a reaction to a proposed silicon smelter that would be built near the reservation in Newport, Washington.


The Kalispel Tribe is hoping a meeting with Governor Inslee will help stop a proposed silicon smelter from being permitted in northeast Washington, near its reservation.

Members of the Kalispel tribal council met with Governor Jay Inslee in late December.


The Kalispel tribe has filed a legal complaint in Federal Court challenging the Bureau of Indian Affairs approval of the Spokane Tribe’s casino project in Airway Heights.

Under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the Spokane Tribe’s off-reservation casino requires a positive determination that demonstrates the proposed casino would not be detrimental to the surrounding community.

But the Kalispels contend their own casino operation in Airway Heights would be affected by a new casino in the community.