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Airway Heights, is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, just west of Spokane. The city's name was taken from its close proximity to Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport.

Growth in the City was spurred by the opening of the Airway Heights Correction Center by the Washington State Department of Corrections in 1992 and the opening of the Northern Quest Resort & Casino by the Kalispel Indian Tribe.  City Homepage http://www.cawh.org/

Amber is an unincorporated community in Spokane County. The town, which has few residents, is located along Amber Lake.

Chattaroy is an unincorporated community in Spokane County. The town is located on U.S. Route 2 approximately 10 miles north-northeast of Spokane at the confluence of the Little Spokane River and Dragoon Creek.

Founded in the 1880s, Chattaroy is located two miles east of the defunct Spokane Falls & Northern Railway's Dragoon station. Residents were buried in the Chattaroy cemetery as early as 1888. In 1900 the community consisted of approximately 250 residents, two general stores, Barker's Hotel, a drug store operated by a Dr. Smith, a blacksmith shop, a public school with some 60 students, a Congregational church ministered by Reverend F. McConaughy, a Sunday school, and a Modern Woodmen of America hall.

Colbert, is an unincorporated community in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The town is on U.S. Route 2.

There are two churches in Colbert, both within a half mile of each other. The first is Colbert Presbyterian, and the second is St. Joseph's Parish (Catholic).

Country Homes, is a census-designated place in Spokane County, Washington, United States. The population was 5,203 at the 2000 census.

Deer Park was officially incorporated on June 24, 1908. Deer Park got its name when railroad surveyors saw deer grazing in the area. Deer Park was settled in 1889 when a railroad siding was built for the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway. Soon the Standard Lumber Company sawmill was established by William Short and George Crawford to provide the lumber needed to rebuild the nearby city of Spokane Falls (later renamed Spokane following the great fire of 1889). By 1900 the population of Deer Park was approximately 300 residents. In addition to the sawmill the community consisted of three general stores (owned separately by P. Kelly, Dan Weis, and A. Baldwin), a blacksmith and harness shop, a livery and feed stable, Jeff Moore's hotel, Dr. Prince's drug store, a public school with approximately 75 students, and a Congregational church led by Rev. F. McConaughy. By this time there were as many as eight sawmills within ten miles of Deer Park, all of which got their supplies in, and employed members of, the town.

Arcadia Apple Orchards Company was established c. 1904 and orchards of apple trees were planted on the land surrounding Deer Park which had been cleared by the logging activity. Chamber of Commerce http://www.deerparkchamber.com/

Dishman, is a former census-designated place. Dishman has been part of Spokane Valley since 2003.

Elk is an unincorporated rural community in northern Spokane County. It was once incorporated, prior to reverting to the County. It contains an elementary school that has been renovated and is now a residence, at least two churches, a VFW hall, a post office, a cemetery, the newspaper office for the Elk Sentinel, a fire station and a number of residences.

The community of Elk annually designates a weekend in June, usually father's day weekend, for the Elk Settler's Days. Elk Days as it is usually called is an event full of food, fun, and music. It is held at Elk Park in downtown Elk and the festivities include a parade, crowning of the Elk Days royalty, continuous live music throughout the weekend, food, and merchandise booths, usually sporting a plethora of hand-crafted goods. There is also often a dance at the VFW.

Elk also hosts a number of other community events including the annual Chili-Chowder Cook-off, an Easter Egg Hunt at the VFW, the Christmas Tree Lighting in Elk Park, a Halloween party at the VFW, and almost weekly dances and live music at the VFW which regularly features local acts such as the band Schmoe.

 

 

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