Coquille Tribe

Jackson County Commissioners Consider Impact Of Casino

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th June NewscasinosCoquille TribeJackson County

Jackson County officials will be examining potential impacts of a proposed casino in Medford.

The Mail Tribune reports ( ) the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will decide Wednesday whether to authorize a memorandum of understanding between the county and the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs involving the Coquille Indian Tribe's casino proposal.

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City Of Medford Cites Conflict Of Interest Concerning Contractor

Medford city leaders opposed to a proposed casino are concerned about a contractor hired by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to conduct the environmental analysis.

Mayor Gary Wheeler, in a 15-page letter to the bureau, says the Coquille tribe is a client of Analytical Environmental Services.Read More »

Cow Creeks Lay Off 93 Workers, Steeling For Legal Battle With Coquilles

The tribe that runs the Seven Feathers Casino Resort along Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon has laid off nearly 10 percent of its workforce, which numbered about 1,000. The Medford Mail Tribune ( reports the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians said Monday that 93 employees got a severance package. In a press release, Chairman Michael Rondeau blamed the Read More »

Tribal Chief Death

By Steve Johnson Tue 27th May NewsCoquille TribeKenneth Tanner
One of the movers and shakers in building a Medford casino has died. After a long term illness, Coquille Tribal Chief Kenneth Tanner died Saturday morning according to a tribal spokesman. Tribal Chairperson Brenda Meade says Tanner gave 'calm and assured guidance' in the most difficult times and his absence is already being felt by tribal members.Read More »

Coquille Tribe Changing Tactics In Pursuit Of Casino

By Jim McCoy Thu 29th August NewsCoquille TribeIndian casinoLarry Campbell
The Coquille Indian Tribe ran into opposition it didn't expect when it advanced a proposal for a casino in Medford, so it has reorganized its campaign. The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( ) that the tribe has hired a former Oregon House speaker, Larry Campbell, as a spokesman.Read More »

Gov. Kitzhaber Formally Opposes Proposed Casino

Gov. John Kitzhaber says he's against a proposed tribal casino in Medford. The Medford Mail Tribune reports that Kitzhaber told the U.S.Read More »

Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants Governor More Time

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted Gov. John Kitzhaber's request for an extra 60 days to weigh in on the Coquille Indian Tribe's application to build a casino in Medford. The tribe that runs the Mill Casino in North Bend has proposed a casino at the Roxy Ann Lanes bowling alley in Medford.Read More »

Tribal Funds Donates $207,000 To Non-profits

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th February NewsCoquille TribedonationsThe Mill Casino
The Coquille Tribal Community Fund has awarded $207,000 in grants to 34 non-profit organizations and public agencies in the Coos Bay area. The World reports the tribe distributes a portion of gaming revenues each year from The Mill Casino at North Bend. The fund has distributed $4.3 million since 2001. Associated Press

Casino Planned For Medford

By Jim McCoy Fri 7th September NewscasinosCoquille Tribe

An Oregon tribe that operates a casino in Coos County hopes to open one in Medford. The Medford Mail Tribune reports the Coquille Indian Tribe has quietly bought Roxy Ann Bowling Lanes and the vacant building that was once home to Kim's restaurant and has leased an adjacent golf course.
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