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Work On Omak Casino Ends After Human Remains Found

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OMAK, Wash. (AP) - Work on a casino in Omak has been halted
after human remains were found.
Colville tribal officials say a new location will be sought for
the $24 million casino.
Work began July 7 after a groundbreaking ceremony at the site on
U.S. Highway 97.
Tribal Chairwoman Jeanne Jerred says she doesn't know how old
the remains are or whether workers found the remains of more than
one person.
According to a tribal news release, archeologists have been
monitoring the site since excavation began.
The casino was scheduled to open next summer and was expected to
employ 250 people with a $4 million annual payroll. Officials hoped
it would generate about $20 million a year for Colville Tribal
Enterprise Corp.
Information from: The Wenatchee World,
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