News Stories Tue., Jan. 16, 2018

There is another job fair this afternoon for the soon to open Plateau Travel Plaza. People who want to apply for high security gaming license positions can do on site interviews today from 2-4:00. Eric Angel is the General Manager of the travel plaza. He says there are more job fairs coming up January 30th and February 6th where folks can apply for non-security positions such as restaurant, gas and store attendants.  

UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) – A slow-moving landslide in central Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable – the collapse of a ridge near an interstate highway. Washington is wary of landslides following one in 2014 that killed dozens. No one can predict exactly when the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide, located near the city of Yakima, will occur. Experts say it should be sometime from late January or early February. There are also widely varying opinions on the impact of a landslide, ranging from little damage to widespread flooding, especially in the Yakima suburb of Union Gap, which is closest to the slide area.

League play begins today for Madras High School Basketball, the boys will host Molalla. Games are at 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00. The girls’ teams play in Molalla. You can listen to the boys’ varsity game live at 91.9 FM or

The Karuk Tribe is putting the finishing touches on a $35 million casino in northern California. The Rain Rock Casino is expected to open by the end of February. The 36,000 square-foot facility will feature 349 slot machines, eight card tables a stage, a bar and dining options, The Medford Mail Tribune reported. The tribe is hiring about 200 people to work at the facility, which is slated to include a hotel and more gaming machines in phase two of the project. The casino has been in the works for more than a decade. It finally moved forward after the National Indian Gaming Commission issued a favorable Indian land determination for the site in 2012 and the state approved a Class III gaming compact in 2014. Agreements with the local community were finalized in 2014 and 2015. The facility is located in Yreka. It’s about 17 miles south of the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, Oregon, owned by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe.