Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pala Election Results

Press reporting on Pala Elections.

Fall brook & Bonsall Village NewsPala Band of Mission Indians announces tribal election results

Here is a quote:

Chairman Smith has served as tribal chairman since first being elected in 1990. Theresa Nieto has served on the Tribal Council since 2001 and Sheila Lopez was re-elected to a third term as councilmember at-large, a position she has held since 2012.

“I am extremely proud to continue to serve the tribe as chairman,” said Robert Smith. “We had a great election turnout and the strong support for our current Tribal Council members illustrates confidence in the progress we have made culturally, socially and economically. The Tribal Council and I look forward to continuing this progress and achieving even more in the years to come.”

You can read the full article at the link above.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Pala Buys Part of Gregory Canyon

The San Diego Union Tribune reported yesterday that the Pala Band purchased part of Gregory Canyon effectively ending the 25 year fight over the landfill.  Purchase Price:  $13 million.  There will probably be no Christmas bonus this year for Pala members but hey, you got some sacred land back.

You can read the article at the link below.  Shasta Gaughen said:

"“The deal includes all of Gregory Mountain — we already owned the eastern side —  and all of Gregory Canyon, so that makes it impossible for there to be any sort of landfill development there,” said Shasta Gaughen, the tribe’s environmental director and historic preservation officer. “This outcome, with the tribe owning one of the most sacred sites we have — I didn't’ see it ending like this and I couldn’t be happier.”

Read the full article here:

Gregory Canyon Landfill project dead as Pala tribe buys part of land

Friday, November 11, 2016

Pala Interactive In The News

Pala Interactive has launched a free to play casino app that allows Pala Privileges rewards players to win real prizes at Pala Casino.

Pala Interactive launches social casino app for land-based venue


The free-play site has been developed using Pala Interactive's proprietary social gaming software and systems, and is integrated with the casino's Pala Privileges rewards programme.

This allows Pala Privileges reward card holders to win real-world prizes such as free casino play, spa services, food and drink, and accommodation.

"We are really excited about the launch of this new gaming product," Pala chief executive Bill Bembenek commented. “We believe the games will provide another high-quality gaming experience for our guests especially those who are not able to visit our resort.

read the full article at the link above.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Pala Can Now Set Its Own Water Standards

Article in the Fallbrook & Bonsall Village News

EPA gives Pala Band of Mission Indians authority to govern tribal waters

Here is an excerpt:

The Pala Tribe can now develop water quality standards for their waters within the Tribe’s Reservation, similar to the process used by states under Sections 303 and 401 of the Clean Water Act. After the Tribe develops and EPA approves the standards, the Pala Tribe will administer surface water quality standards, building upon existing successful environmental programs run by the Pala Environmental Department.

You can read full article at link above.