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January 2014

Jamestown S'Klallam: Sequim shoreline program gains state approval - Sequimís shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration about one mile of shorelines and the water quality of Sequim Bay, Washington Harbor and Pitship Marsh. The shoreline master program process began with a thorough inventory of existing land-use patterns and environmental conditions. It was completed with help on restoration planning from the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe, and also from the Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Forum highlights effort toward ending regionís homelessness - ďHomelessness has no boundaries or jurisdictions,Ē Kirsten Jewell told 65 people who gathered to address Ending Homelessness Regionally, at a Nov. 20 forum hosted by the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe. Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe Chief Operating Officer Annette Nesse welcomed the forum attendees, saying tribal communities have ďmany of the same issues ó too little resources to meet ever increasing need.Ē

December 2013

Jamestown S'Klallam: 'A very, very special place': More than 150 attend Sequim's centennial finale - Two days into its second century of cityhood, Sequim rolled out its most prominent citizens as the city celebrated its 100th birthday at 7 Cedars Casino. A crowd of more than 150 shared cake and toasted the city with champagne Saturday night at the Centennial Finale Dinner in Club Seven at the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe's casino.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Prehistoric remains reburied at Diamond Point - The remains of a prehistoric woman recently were laid to rest in Diamond Point. Guy Tasa, state psychical anthropologist for the Department of Archeology & Historic Preservation, confirmed a roughly 2,000-year-old Native American woman was buried during a private ceremony on Oct. 1. Excavators found the womanís partial remains on August 23 while replacing a septic tank.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Blanche Bell Carter - Blanche Carter passed away at home on Sunday, Nov. 3, peacefully and surrounded by her family. Cause of death was a life well and elegantly lived. She was a proud elder of the S'Klallam Tribe of Sequim.

October 2013

Jamestown S'Klallam: Dungeness River has biggest salmon run in a half-century - The biannual summer run of pink salmon, also known as humpbacks or humpies, has filled the river with spawning fish so full that people easily can see the fish just about anywhere in the Dungeness River, said Scott Chitwood, natural resources director of the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Toxic algal blooms demonstrate climate change - Neil Harrington watches the waters more closely than most. As a biologist for the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe, he monitors shellfish every week for toxic algae contamination. Recently, he took samples from the dock on Sequim Bay where the Willifords harvested their toxic shellfish in 2011.

Jamestown S'Klallam: State releases details about found skull - State anthropologists have uncovered much of the remains of a prehistoric Native American in Diamond Point. Crews with the Department of Archeology, the Clallam County Sheriffís Office and Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe sifted through sand and dirt Sept. 3-5 looking for the bones of the person after excavators found a partial skull on Aug. 23 after digging for a new septic tank.

June 2013

Jamestown SíKlallam: Itís a wrap ó in vinyl - Thereís something different about Sequim ó and itís not the Irrigation Festival. The power and control boxes at several intersections are all receiving face lifts in the form of vinyl art coverings. The City of Sequim and the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe have each sponsored an artist, spending $500 for the commission and $1,000 for the vinyl wrapping.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Sequim gets wrapped in art: Displays to fete city heritage - Artists Bud Turner and Dusty Humphries from the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe last week wrapped a tribal-designed vinyl wrap around a traffic utility box in Sequim as the first of several art pieces planned to spruce up the city for its centennial celebration.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Tickets for Duck Derby now on sale - Volunteers will be quacking up their efforts for the 24th annual North Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby. Tickets are now on sale for the benefit Sunday, June 9. During the derby, presented by the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe, all rubber duck ďadoptive parentsĒ will have chances to win prizes, including a 2013 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck or a Toyota Corolla provided by Wilder Toyota.

May 2013

Jamestown SíKlallam-Port Gamble SíKlallam: SíKlallam art in New Orleans spotlight - Local Native artists will tell their ancestral stories through words and artwork at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, beginning April 26. Jimmy Price, a Port Gamble SíKlallam artist, and Elaine Grinnell, an elder from Jamestown SíKlallam, are in the Big Easy for the two-week festival. The New Orleans Times-Picayune calls the festival the cityís ďpremier craft show.Ē

Jamestown S'Klallam: Entries due by May 1 for Dungeness photo contest - Photographs will be accepted until May 1 for a contest celebrating the Dungeness River Management Team's 25th anniversary. Contest winners and their photographs will be presented and prizes awarded at a community celebration this summer to mark the team's anniversary. The contest will be sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe, which is represented on the team.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Free workshop teaches beading - Master beaders show how itís done in the ďHow Do I Ö Bead?Ē program at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Janet Duncan, Jamestown SíKlallam elder; Marlene Hanson, Snohomish elder; and Jamestown SíKlallam tribal librarian Siri Hiltz lead a beading class for adults with projects in the Native American style.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Family Pride or Family Heritage - Organized and curated by Johnson family matriarch and Jamestown SíKlallam tribal elder Rosie Zwanziger, the exhibition includes cedar baskets, a bentwood cedar box, weavings, bowls, masks, a medicine bag and a killer whale paddle carved by former tribal elder and leader Harris ďBrickĒ Johnson, an early member of the collegeís Board of Trustees.

April 2013

Jamestown SíKlallam: Olympic Birdfest - The annual festival includes birding cruises, guided field trips, photography workshops and a banquet. It is organized by the Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society, Dungeness River Audubon Center and Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Irrigation Festival to kick off with dinner Saturday - Festivities for the Irrigation Festival, the oldest in the state now at 118 years, begins in earnest with the Kick-Off Dinner at 7 Cedars Casino on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 5 p.m. This year's grand marshal is close to both Sequim as well as 7 Cedars, which is owned by the Jamestown S'Klallam tribe. Probably the tribe's most revered living storyteller, Elaine Grinnell, will be second-generation grand marshal for the 2013 Irrigation Festival, which gets under way in earnest in May.

March 2013

Jamestown S'Klallam: Tribal elder Philip Adams, 69, was 'multitalented' - A 69-year-old Port Angeles man and former Peninsula College counselor who died following a one-vehicle crash was remembered. Philip D. Adams, who retired from the community college in 2010 and was a Jamestown S'Klallam elder, was pronounced dead at the scene on the Lower Elwha Klallam reservation.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Allen says water rule is vital - The Dungeness Water Rule, enacted on Jan. 2, remains controversial. That includes its source ó that is, the reason for the rule. During a recent water rule workshop held in Sequim, Bob Barwin, an environmental engineer with the Washington Department of Ecology, said much of the impetus for the rule was provided by the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe. This week Ron Allen, the tribeís chairman and executive director, put a different light on the issue.

February 2013

Jamestown S'Klallam: 118th Irrigation Festival's dignitaries - Elaine Grinnell will serve as grand parade marshal during the 118th Irrigation Festival this coming May. Over her 76 years, the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe citizen has clung close to her cultural and geographic roots, having been reared by her grandparents, David and Mary Prince until age 10 in the tribeís original Jamestown community, established in 1874.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Tribe issues Crime Stoppers challenge - North Olympic Crime Stoppers recently received a $2,500 donation from the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe to support the organizationís efforts and pay rewards for tips leading to an arrest and filing of felony charges for crimes in Clallam and Jefferson counties.

Jameston S'Klallam: Newest part of paved Olympic Discovery Trail network link opens - The newest portion of the Olympic Discovery Trail through Jefferson County is now open as planning work continues for other sections that will eventually extend the trail across the entire North Olympic Peninsula. From the county line near Diamond Point Road, Selby said the next completed portion of the trail ends about a half-mile east of Blyn within the Jamestown SíKlallam Reservation.

January 2013

Jamestown SíKlallam: Tribe buys sacred site of Tamanowas Rock - After decades of work to preserve Tamanowas Rock, the ancient tribal site is now legally in the hands of the Jamestown SíKlallam tribe, which plans to make one major change in management: There will be no rock climbing. Period. The combined properties, known as the Tamanowas Rock Sanctuary, ďwill be protected in perpetuity from development and inappropriate uses with respect to a cultural and religious Indian site,Ē according to the tribeís official announcement of the purchase.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Carving a totem pole: Itís a tall order - Carvers Dale Faulstich and Bud Turner carry on easy conversation over a constant chipping sound that suggests the log the two are carving eventually will become a unique and majestic totem pole.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Land trust finalizes agreement on 75 acres in Blyn - The North Olympic Land Trust and landowner Phil Schenck have finalized an agreement that conserves 75 acres along Jimmycome-lately Creek in Blyn. Scott Chitwood, natural resource director for the Jamestown SíKlallam tribe, said: ďWe expect this action will greatly aid in the recovery of the Jimmycomelately population of summer chum and steelhead.Ē

December 2012

Jamestown SíKlallam: Gov.-elect Inslee announces list of 34 transition advisers, including a few old hands from Olympia - Gov.-elect Jay Inslee has tapped a few old hands from Olympia for his new 34-member transition committee, including a few who helped his campaign. The list includes former five-term secretary of state Ralph Munro and Jamestown SíKlallam tribal chairman Ron Allen, both of whom are Republicans.

Jamestown SíKlallam-Lower Elwha Klallam-Port Gamble SíKlallam: Klallam people celebrate new dictionary - The hefty, 983-page book is important for the current generation, Laura Price told the crowd gathered Wednesday in the Port Gamble SíKlallam longhouse. The new Klallam Dictionary ó celebrated at the gathering of Klallam people from Elwha, Jamestown and Port Gamble ó holds the future of the language. And it holds a lot of history.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Ecologyís adoption of Dungeness water management rule helps ensure future water supplies for people and fish - Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) Director Ted Sturdevant has signed a new water management rule for the Dungeness watershed that secures water supplies for current and future uses in the Sequim area for the benefit of people, community development, agriculture and fish. ... ďOur tribe is delighted with this important Department of Ecology decision that protects essential and culturally important natural resources in our community - our salmon and wildlife,Ē said Jamestown SíKlallam Tribal Chairman W. Ron Allen.

November 2012

Jamestown SíKlallam: Homelessness forum slated on Wednesday - How creating affordable housing contributes to the economy and jobs will be addressed by state Housing Finance Commission Executive Director Kim Herman at the second annual Regional Forum on Affordable Housing and Ending Homelessness across the North Olympic Peninsula on Wednesday. The free forum is planned from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribal Centerís Red Cedar Hall, 1033 Old Blyn Highway.

Jamestown SíKlallam: 7 Cedars to host hiring fair for full-, part-timers - A hiring event to help fill 50 full- and part-time positions at 7 Cedars Casino will be held at the Port Angeles WorkSource of Clallam County office, 228 W. First St., Suite A, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Interested attendees should complete an online application at, bring the completed application to the hiring event and be prepared for an interview.

October 2012

Jamestown SíKlallam: Members of mascot study committee announced - The Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe has issued a resolution opposing the use of Native American team names and mascots. The resolution states, ďthe use of derogatory and demeaning names and terms in referring to or describing Native American Peoples, is destructive to the welfare of Native American People and counterproductive to efforts of unity and cooperative relationships with non-Indian communities.Ē

Jamestown SíKlallam: ĎNothing is ever routineí - Three months into her new job with the Clallam County Sheriffís Office, Laticia Wells is ready to settle into Sequim life and solve some crimes. Through funding provided by the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe, the Sheriffís Office hired Wells at the end of January and sent her to attend the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien. The academy, which lasts 5Ĺ months, is academically and physically challenging, covering topics including traffic accident investigations, use of force, ethics, crisis management and criminal law.

September 2012

Jamestown S'Klallam: 7 Cedars Casino in Blyn getting 'elegant' expansion - The 7 Cedars Casino will be bigger, better and more elegant when the Jamestown S'Klallam completes a 4,000-square-foot expansion this December, tribal Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ron Allen told Port Angeles business leaders Monday. The $7.5 million expansion will include hundreds of new slot machines, new table games, a Fireside restaurant and a Rainforest bar taking the place of the bingo hall to the left of the casino's main entrance.

August 2012

Jamestown S'Klallam: Ecology considering comments on Dungeness Water Rule - The people have spoken and many of them don't like the proposed Dungeness Water Management Rule. The public entities that support the rule's promulgation include the three S'Klallam tribes, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service. Scott Chitwood, Natural Resources director for the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, explained the tribe's positions, writing that "In the Dungeness watershed, water equals habitat equals fish."

Jamestown SíKlallam: Closures slated for Old Blyn Highway for Ďtraffic calmingí - Clallam County has granted a request from the Jamestown SíKlallam tribe to close Old Blyn Highway for up to 15 days later this summer for traffic safety improvements at the tribeís Blyn complex. If needed, the closure would take place on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Aug. 27 and Sept. 21. The tribe will install new crosswalks with pedestrian-activated flashing lights near the community center and administration building. The project includes new lighting and landscaping to funnel people to the designated crosswalks.

July 2012

Jamestown S'Klallam: Tribe welcomes tribal canoes; next stop, Port Townsend - Canoes were welcomed at Jamestown Beach on Wednesday after pullers on the 2012 Canoe Journey to Squaxin Island launched them from Port Angeles about six hours earlier. The Jamestown S'Klallam will join the flotilla today on the trip to Port Townsend at Fort Worden State Park. Pullers expect to arrive between noon and 2 p.m.

June 2012

Jamestown S'Klallam: Tribe to honor memory of health champion - Kris Locke lost her battle with leukemia in May at the age of 61. Kris worked with tribes in Oregon and Washington including the Lummi, Quinault, Port Gamble S'Klallam and, for the past decade, the Jamestown S'Klallam. ďHealth care was her life. She was as sincere and genuine as you get,Ē said Ron Allen, the chairman and CEO of the Jamestown tribe who this Saturday will host a celebration in Kris Locke's honor.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Johnsons' family spirit lives on - As the artistic legacy of late Jamestown SíKlallam tribal elder Harris ďBrickĒ Johnson lives on in his many totem poles that dot the North Olympic Peninsula landscape, so does the pride in tribal culture and traditions he instilled in his family. That rich heritage is being honored in a new exhibit at the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valleyís exhibit center.

May 2012

Jamestown SíKlallam: The conservationist as casino builder ó W. Ron Allen - W. Ron Allen is not known for blowing smoke, although the air was fragrant the time in Vancouver, B.C., when Allen as president of the National Congress of American Indians celebrated a cooperation accord with Canadaís Aboriginal First Nations. Allen is the longtime chairman and CEO of the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe on the Olympic Peninsula, known to U.S. 101 travelers for its Seven Cedars Casino plus a variety of tribal businesses and health facilities just east of Sequim. He was honored on Thursday by Forterra (formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy) with its Frank Pritchard Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor goes with another not long ago, Indian Gaming Advocate of the Year from the National Indian Gaming Association.

Jamestown S'Klallam: 28-thousand ducks "swim" in annual fundraiser - Ron Allen of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe won the second place prize or a thousand dollar from Seven Cedars Casino. Liz Mueller won third prize of 500-dollars from the casino. Both work for the tribe and say they will donate their prizes back to the Olympic Medical Center Foundation. The tribe and casino are major sponsors of the event.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Peninsula's past and future - One of the most dynamic, best organized, best financed, most public-spirited and capable organizations involved in Jefferson County is not formally based here. Instead, itís just across the county line, in Clallam County Ė Blyn, to be precise. But, it is deeply interwoven with life here and across the North Olympic Peninsula. And, its influence is growing.

April 2012

Jamestown SíKlallam: High-Speed Broadband Expansion Connects Jamestown SíKlallam - The Jamestown SíKlallam community of Blyn has been connected to high-speed Internet, the first leg of a major expansion of broadband service under way on the Olympic Peninsula. Northwest Open Access Networks, or NoaNet, is overseeing the project, funded by two federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grants, to bring high-speed Internet access to underserved communitiesóincluding colleges, emergency responders, hospitals, libraries and schools.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Homeward Bound invites all to annual meeting April 4 in Blyn - meward Bound, a community land trust serving Jefferson and Clallam counties, invites the public to its annual meeting at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 at the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribal Community Center in Blyn. The meeting includes highlights of the past year and plans to expand the supply of permanently affordable homeownership opportunities.

March 2012

Jamestown SíKlallam: New totem finds perfect fit - According to a contemporary folk tale, the mischievous Raven is responsible for stealing fire from the Deer Chief and, with effort from fellow animals, spreading its use across the region. With that story in mind, totem creator and carver Dale Faulstich had the concept for the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribeís newest totem, now towering next to the Blyn Fire Station.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Tribe outlines ideas for Ďtraffic calmingí in Blyn - The Jamestown SíKlallam tribe hopes to start asphalt resurfacing and pedestrian safety improvements on the stretch of Old Blyn Highway fronting the tribal center this summer. The tribe wants to find ways to slow speeding vehicles for crossing pedestrians, said tribal Chief Operating Officer Annette Nesse.

Jamestown SíKlallam: ĎTraffic calmingí project planned for Blyn area - Four months after quashing proposed improvements to U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn, the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe is taking a different approach to safety on the east end of the tribal campus. Chief Operations Officer Annette Nesse said about 50 people attended a Feb. 21 meeting to update the public on improvement projects.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Bridge on Sequim Bay planned this year - A $1.86 million government grant-funded project to replace a berm with a bridge will restore fish passage into the northern 37 acres of Washington Harbor estuary marsh and tide flats on West Sequim Bay. The project is planned to begin in June and be completed in October, said Randy Johnson, Jamestown SíKlallam tribe restoration planner.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Towering art: ĎRaven's Gift' newest totem pole in Blyn - Dale Faulstich has created more than 30 totem poles for Jamestown S'Klallam tribe facilities over nearly 20 years. Now he has installed a new one ó a two-sided, 21-foot-tall pole fronting the Clallam County Fire District No. 3 fire station in Blyn, just east of Sequim.

February 2012

Jamestown SíKlallam: Sequim approves critical-areas ordinance - The City Council has approved a critical-areas ordinance after taking into consideration concerns from developer John Wayne Enterprises, Sequim Senior Activity Center officials, the Jamestown SíKlallam tribe and the state Department of Ecology, which the city has worked with through the process. The Jamestown SíKlallam tribe asked for changes in language in the proposed ordinance that apply to habitat and wetlands.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Sequim approves critical-areas ordinance - The City Council has approved a critical-areas ordinance after taking into consideration concerns from developer John Wayne Enterprises, Sequim Senior Activity Center officials, the Jamestown SíKlallam tribe and the state Department of Ecology, which the city has worked with through the process.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Meeting Wednesday night on Dungeness Watershed Restoration plan - A public forum tonight on the restoration of the Dungeness River watershed. Olympic National Forest and Jamestown S'Klallam staff will be on hand to outline a collaborative plan to help restore the 129-thousand acre watershed.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Clallam adds second deputy to Blyn area - Clallam County and the Jamestown SíKlallam tribe have teamed up to add a second deputy to enforce tribal and state law in the Blyn area. County commissioners Tuesday voted 3-0 to approve an interlocal agreement that outlines the arrangement: The Jamestown SíKlallam tribe will use $162,862 in federal Bureau of Indian Affairs funds to support a second deputy in the first year and $100,000 annually in subsequent years.

Jamestown SíKlallam: 7 Cedars Casino to expand this year - The 7 Cedars Casino will expand this year with about 200 new slot machines ó bringing the total to 750 machines ó more table games, a wood-fired oven restaurant and an upscale bar. Ron Allen, Jamestown SíKlallam tribal chairman and chief executive officer, said the renovation, originally planned last year, will take place from April to September.

January 2012

Jamestown S'Klallam: Tribal chairman blames BofA for costly dispute - Ron Allen, chairman of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, broke his silence over the tribeís costly dispute with Bank of America, saying the bank "made some mistakes on their end."

Jamestown S'Klallam: BofA, Tribe clash - Bank of America has won a $5.2 million judgment against the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe , wrapping up a long court fight over a 6-year-old loan extended to a now-defunct tribal business venture. But despite resolution of the legal case, itís unclear whether the money will ever be paid. Both sides claim the other broke promises and obfuscated information relevant to a $10 million line of credit that was extended in 2006 to a tribal business, the Jamestown Health & Medical Supply Company.

Jamestown S'Klallam-Lower Elwha-Port Gamble: Smiles abound as Kennewick welcomed - It is not just another ferry, as evidenced by the political and personal messages delivered when the MV Kennewick was officially welcomed Jan. 6 in Port Townsend. Community and political leaders from the Kennewick area of Eastern Washington are ecstatic to have the name on the newest state ferry. The new ferry also has been welcomed by the Native Americans of Washington who historically have used the inland waterways. Eleven musicians representing the Jamestown SíKlallam, Lower Elwha and Port Gamble tribes offered a blessing in the form of two traditional songs.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Ward Road residents are still up in arms - Residents along Ward Road in Sequim are continuing to seek answers to what they see as ever-greater Dungeness River flooding. Randy Johnson, the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribeís restoration planner, said prior to the building of the levees the river was ďmerrily running down the valley.Ē He said narrowing the channel has had a profound impact on the river. "Silt, sand and rocks fill the channel, then are scoured out, then itís refilled," he said. This dynamic is particularly harmful to the fish population, which finds that portion of the river a "hostile environment," Johnson said. The tribe has no jurisdiction in the matter, Johnson said, and was simply brought aboard to help.

Jamestown SíKlallam: ĎJamestown Girlí identified at MAC - Gazing with wonderment at a portrait simply titled ďJamestown Girl,Ē one might easily miss the resemblance between Verna Johnson and the earnest-looking woman in the pastel piece. More than 16 years after posing for the award-winning portrait by artist Joy McCarter, Johnson is seeing herself in artistic form for the first time in ďJoy McCarter: In Retrospect,Ē the January featured art exhibit at the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley. MAC program coordinator Priscilla Hudson, who has been working with McCarter in preparation for the exhibit, said the artist has expressed plans to give the ďJamestown GirlĒ portrait to the Jamestown SíKlallam Tribe after the MAC exhibition closes.

Makah-Jamestown SíKlallam: Clallam County leaders vow self-improvement in new year - Clallam County civic and community leaders made both personal and professional pledges in their New Yearís resolutions, vowing everything from spending more time with family to listening better to reading more books. Being a compassionate friend and loving family member topped Makah tribe general manager Meredith Parkerís list. Jamestown SíKlallam Tribal Chairman Ron Allen said he usually isnít one for resolutions but plans to "find more time in my busy schedule to be with my first grandchild."

December 2011

Jamestown SíKlallam: 7 Cedars Casino workers save heart attack victim - The man had stopped breathing and was close to death as he lay on the floor of 7 Cedars Casino. But casino employees, including former Jefferson County Undersheriff Ken Sukert, helped revive him after he suffered a heart attack at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, casino security manager Robin Allen and Sequim Fire District No. 3 personnel said Thursday. Allen, the brother of Jamestown SíKlallam Tribal Chairman Ron Allen and casino Chief Operating Officer Jerry Allen, said employees undergo first-aid training twice a year. The last one was two months ago.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Put twinkles in your eyes by viewing holiday decorations - The Jamestown S'Klallam tribe has covered the 7 Cedars Casino and tribal offices in electric brilliance as a ďgive-back to the community,Ē said Jerry Allen, casino general manager.

Snoqualmie-Jamestown S'Klallam: Tribe's Fiji resort deal controversial to some, a surprise to others - "It's hurting our tribe; it's pretty sad," said Kanium Ventura, elected to the tribal council in September 2007. "They are supposed to take this to the membership," Ventura said. "There is no benefits for us at Fiji; I don't think it will make much." Some Washington state tribal leaders were surprised by the news. "In Fiji! Wow. That's interesting," said W. Ron Allen, chairman of the executive committee of the Washington Indian Gaming Association and chairman of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.

Jamestown SíKlallam: Water management rule making waves - With support from Clallam County, the City of Port Angeles, the SíKlallam tribes and Ecology, the Dungeness River Management Team and the Elwha-Morse Management Team created the Elwha-Dungeness Watershed Plan. But there are complications.

Jamestown SíKlallam: State doles out salmon recovery grants - $519,937 to the James-town SíKlallam Tribe to replace undersized culverts. $635,919 to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to build 11 logjams in the Elwha River to increase habitat for salmon. And more.

Lower Elwha Klallam-Jamestown S'Klallam-Port Gamble S'Klallam: Ecology rejects Port Angeles' bid for seat on council assessing natural resource damages at former Rayonier site - The state Department of Ecology has rejected the city's request to be represented on a committee that is assessing natural resource damages inflicted on property occupied for seven decades by the Rayonier pulp mill before it closed.

Jamestown SíKlallam-Port Gamble SíKlallam-Suquamish: Point No Point boat launch closer to reality - The tribes and the Point No Point Treaty Council also sent in letters, concerned the construction would negatively impact fish spawning areas, which are traditional tribal fishing areas. The approved permits do require archaeological monitoring, at the request of the tribes.

Jamestown S'Klallam: Tribal gaming revenues are well used for government, human and charitable services

Jamestown S'Klallam-Lower Elwha-Makah: High-speed Internet tapped for Peninsula by August 2013

November 2011

Jamestown S'Klallam-Suquamish: Commissioners approve North Kitsap Trails Plan

Jamestown S'Klallam: More than a million holiday lights on U.S. 101 ó biggest array on Peninsula [**Video**]

Jamestown SíKlallam: Tribal totem event

Port Gamble SíKlallam-Jamestown SíKlallam-Suquamish: Residents support Point No Point boat launch

Jamestown SíKlallam: Growing Native American Student Base at Yale Prompts More Space

Jamestown S'Klallam: Longhouse exhibit at MAC goes digital

October 2011

Jamestown S'Klallam: Totem Pole Power Point Presentation

Jamestown S'Klallam: Whatcom writer sets zombie novel in downtown Bellingham

Jamestown S'Klallam: Highway improvements in Blyn quashed

Totem Poles of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe: The Art of Dale Faulstich [Paperback]: This full-color book depicts and explains the creation of and the stories behind the cedar totem poles which adorn the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's campus and businesses, all designed and carved by Tribal Artist Dale Faulstich.

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