>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow Rancheria, chambers celebrate opening of center

Print

Rancheria, chambers celebrate opening of center

SMITH RIVER – The Smith River Rancheria officially opened its new Tolowa Convention Center Thursday by hosting the annual America’s Wild Rivers Coast Five Chamber Mixer.

It reminded Tolowa Tribal Chair Kara Miller, she said, that the site has been a gathering place for the thousands of years for the peoples living between the Klamath River to the south and the Elk and Sixes rivers to the north.

“It gives me goosebumps to know that this place has always been a special place,” she told the crowd of more than 300 people.

The 400-seat hall, adjacent to the Lucky 7 Casino on the Smith River Rancheria, is nearly complete. It is part of a project that also will bring a hotel to the site.

The crowd learned that the tribe could have used a turn-key construction package for the project, but instead coordinated the work of 40 local contractors to keep the funds in the area.

And, the casino has already booked major events through the summer to keep the hall busy, in addition to regular bingo games.

The Five Chamber Mixer is an annual event of the consortium that developed and manages the brand America’s Wild Rivers Coast. The consortium is made up of the Brookings-Harbor, Del Norte, Gold Beach, Klamath, and Port Orford chambers of commerce.

As part of the  event, the consortium presented its annual Chuck Schaumburg Customer Service Award to Jeff Ferguson of the Gold Beach Promotion Committee.

Print

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • US set for lower open with Beijing still in focus
    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, as European and Asian stocks traded mostly lower on concerns that Beijing might change tack in its efforts to boost the stock market.
  • Oil falls back below $49 as glut, China concerns weigh
    Oil fell below $49 a barrel on Monday after its biggest two-day rally in six years last week, pressured by a supply glut and renewed concern about a hard landing for China's economy. International benchmark Brent crude climbed 10 percent last week but was still heading for its fourth straight monthly decline and has risen in only two of the past 14 months. At 0835 GMT, Brent was down $1.28 at $48.77 a barrel and U.S. crude, which had rallied 12 percent last week, dropped $1.00 to $44.22.
  • China state media announces confessions in probes into stocks plunge
    Chinese state media announced a slew of confessions on Monday following investigations into recent stock market gyrations, including from a detained reporter who admitted to spreading false information that caused "panic and disorder". An official from China's securities regulator had confessed to insider trading while four senior executives from China's largest brokerage, CITIC Securities, had also confessed to insider dealing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. China is trying to boost its stock markets, which have plunged some 40 percent since mid-June on concerns over the country's slowing economy and an unexpected devaluation of the yuan currency in mid-August.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2015 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use