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. The Mail Tribune reports the Coquilles have purchased the bowling alley along with an adjacent property, and agreed to lease the nearby Bear Creek Golf Course.
The tribe has asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to place the 2.4-acre property in a U.S. government trust. That would start a process that could lead to reservation status for the site.
The governor previously has opposed efforts by other tribes to build second casinos in Oregon.