Yesteryears -- Dec. 1, 2014

12.01.2014 Michelle Alaimo History

2009 - The Tribe purchased a new building in Portland in which to house its satellite office. The two-story CIDA building is at 4445 S.W. Barbur Blvd. Purchase of the 20,000-square-foot building was completed in early November.

2004 - Spirit Mountain Casino Tribal employees were introduced to new Interim General Manager Mike Larsen. The meeting was held to give appreciation and show recognition to all Tribal member employees at the casino, Larsen said.

1999 - Spirit Mountain Casino served as the primary management consultant to the Kalispel Tribe in developing its Northern Quest Casino north of Spokane. "Spirit Mountain has helped turn things around for the Grand Ronde people," said Tribal Council Chairwoman Kathryn Harrison. "We are happy to be helping another Tribe work toward self-sufficiency."

1994 - An announcement that the Siletz Tribe signed a compact with Oregon Gov. Barbara Roberts to build a $20 million casino and convention center in Lincoln City did not upset the Grand Ronde Tribe. "Economic studies show that the market for our gaming center will draw mainly from the Willamette Valley," an editorial in Smoke Signals said.

1989 - Smoke Signals and Tribal archives do not have a copy of the December 1989 edition.

1984 - Health Director Cheryle A. Kennedy announced that a health survey was being conducted by outreach workers to help the Tribe determine its needs and what services will be offered in the area of Multnomah, Washington, Polk, Yamhill, Marion and Tillamook counties.

Yesteryears is a look back at Tribal history in five-year increments through the pages of Smoke Signals.