Casino Site Vandalized - Sunday 4th of June 2006

WASHINGTON – As reported by the Bellingham Herald: "The site of the Nooksack Indian Tribe's planned casino was vandalized with more than 100 aluminum nails spread across the driveway entrance.

"Larry Mount, chief of Nooksack Tribal Police, said the nails were 'systematically spread across the whole driveway' for 8 to 10 feet. They were placed there between Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

"…The tribe's plans to build a casino at Northwood and Halverstick roads have sparked heated opposition. The site is on tribal land north of Lynden and in the middle of an agricultural area.

"…Mike Wootan, manager of the Nooksack River Casino in Deming, said he wasn't surprised about the vandalism because he had heard threatening comments previously…"

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