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March 9, 2011
LA CENTER– Talks between the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the La Center City Council about the proposed casino project will begin again. The La Center City Council on Wednesday night reversed a four-year-old resolution barring such discussions...read more.
October 13, 2008
Govenor Chris Gregoire conducted a Town Meeting at Clark College on October 13, 2008 from 11 to noon. Click here for more pictures.
Southwest Washington Health Systems purchased the 75 acre Discovery Pointe site, northeast of the I-5-Ridgefield interchange from the Port of Ridgefield for $17.8 million. This is in the Discovery Corridor. Plans call for a medical clinic, retail complex, hotel and office buildings, and maybe a hospital in the future. Thousands of high paying jobs could be created. Port of Ridgefield Commissioners and Ridgefield Mayor Doriot said this was a perfect fit and the entire area will benefit. For more pictures, click here.
June 8, 2006
At 7 A. M. on June 8, 2006 hundreds of supporters of the Cowlitz Casino Resort gathered at the Centennial Center Red Lion Inn at the Quay, 100 Columbia Street Vancouver, Washington to hear an update on the status of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Cowlitz Tribal Drummers entertained before and after the report. Several members of Friends of the Cowlitz spoke about the benefits to the Cowlitz Tribe and the SW Washington area that the Casino will provide. Click here for more pictures.
March 21, 2006
US Representative Brian Baird conducted a Town Meeting at the Woodland High School Commons on March 21, 2006 form 7 to 9 pm. It was well attended and everyone had a chance to ask questions and voice their concerns. Click here for more pictures.
February 15, 2006
On February 15, 2006, over a thousand people attended a public meeting at the Prairie High School, in Brush Prairie, WA to hear about the proposed Cowlitz Casino Resort. The proposed resort would be built at the La Center junction. "We are nowhere near a decision" said James E. Cason. Cason is the person that will make the final decision. He is Associate Deputy Secretary of the Department Interior. A second meeting was held on February 16, 2006 at the Vancouver High School auditorium. For more pictures of the Brush Prairie meeting click here.
January 23 and February 1, 2006
A work session of the La Center City Council was held on January 23, 2006 with Guy Martin, attorney representing the La Center Casino-Card Rooms, opposing the proposed Cowlitz Tribal Casino at La Center Junction.
January 12, 2006
Caldie Rogers, President/CEO of the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce gave a presentation praising the benefits to her community as a result of the Tulalip Casino in that area. Questions regarding the impact of a proposed Cowlitz Casino in the La Center area were answered by Dave Barnett of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and Craig Rowland representing the opponents. The event, sponsored by the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce, took place at The Cedars Golf Course in Brush Prairie on January 12, 2006. Both sides provided their view of the impact the Casino may have on the area businesses. Click here for more pictures of this event. Click here for article from Portland Tribune.
Cowlitz Casino Reception
The Cowlitz and Mohegan Tribes hosted a reception at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Vancouver, WA, on October 21, 2005, to update folks on the progress of the proposed Cowlitz Casino. Click here for pictures. There was a small demonstration against the Casino. Click here for pictures of the demonstration. Click here for some pictures of the proposed location near La Center, WA
Washington State Senate adopts resolution supporting