Oregon Tribe Applies for Casino - Thursday 4th of May 2006

OREGON – As reported by the KBCI News: "The Treasure Valley could become home to casino-style gambling possibly bringing hundreds of jobs to Ontario, Oregon.

"The Burns Peiute tribe has applied to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to build a casino off the reservation.

"…The tribe hasn't purchased the land yet, but the casino could be located just outside Ontario city limits where survey crews are already working on plans to build a cloverleaf near a new Interstate 84 exchange. As a county judge, a position similar to a county commission seat in Idaho, Russ Hursh says he started talking to tribal members from three tribes about the plans more than three years ago…"

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