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Casino expansion plans unclear
The Klamath Tribes' General Council voted to move forward
with the project in April
By Ty Beaver, Herald and News July 28, 2008
CHILOQUIN - It is unclear when the Klamath Tribes will begin
construction on a planned $32 million expansion of Kla-Mo-Ya
The Tribes' General Council voted in April to move forward with
the project. Preliminary plans call for a 30- to 40-room hotel,
recreation and dining facilities and an expanded casino floor.
Declined to comment
Tribal officials associated with the casino declined to comment on
the project, although one official said aspects of the project
have yet to be approved by the Tribal Council.
News of the expansion emerged in October after the project was
presented to the General Council. Tribal officials at that time
commented that the casino’s financial situation justified
The April edition of the Tribes’ Klamath News said that
construction of the expansion would reduce per capita payments
that Klamath tribal members receive from casino revenue. A loan
would provide further funding.
Two construction phases
Initial plans called for two phases of construction. The new
casino space and hotel would be built first, followed by
conversion of the current casino f loor, an auditorium and
Anderson Construction Company is listed at the primary builder for
the project. Tribal chairman Joe Kirk did not return phone calls
to the Herald and News.
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:14 AM Pacific
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