The Colville Consolidated Tribes have a busy construction year ahead.
The burning of their Nespelem headquarters building has left their offices scattered around until a new building can be put up.
That isn’t the only major construction plan, either.
Press reports have come out about a new casino planned across the Okanogan river from Omak and Okanogan. The tribes have purchased $2 million worth of property for a major expansion there, according to the reports. They have a small gambling presence in Okanogan, which the new plans would replace.