Suquamish Welcomes New CEO to Port Madison Enterprises

February 2, 2018/in Suquamish News Longtime hospitality executive Sam Askew returns to Port Madison Enterprises SUQUAMISH, WA- February 2, 2018 The Suquamish Tribe is pleased to announce the selection of Samuel Askew as the new Chief Executive Officer of Port Madison Enterprises (PME). “After an extensive “After an extensive search, we chose Samuel Askew for his experience and vision. We look forward to future growth and success with Samuel […] Read more »

President Obama appoints Suquamish Tribal Chair, Leonard Forsman to key administrative post

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts: Leonard Andrew Forsman – Member and Vice Chair, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Linda Behnken – United States Commissioner, International Pacific Halibut Commission Beth White – Member, National […] Read more »

Suquamish Tribe completes casino expansion

Tad Sooter | Minding Your Business | Puget Sound Blogs The Suquamish Tribe put finishing touches this summer on a three-year expansion and renovation of Clearwater Casino Resort.  The project launched in 2013 when lead contractor Korsmo Construction began work on a 700-stall parking garage attached to the casino. Additional phases included the creation of a 98-room hotel tower, a fine dining restaurant and café, three commercial kitchens, a […] Read more »

Suquamish Tribe: a vital part of our safety net

OPINION – The North Kitsap Herald The Suquamish Tribe has gifted $5 million to local communities since 2007. This year, $481,482 was gifted to 253 organizations. The funds come from Appendix X grants (Appendix X, section 14, of the gaming compact between the Suquamish Tribe and the State of Washington describes specific funds available for award to charitable, non-profit and Tribal community programs), as well […] Read more »

Tribally owned venues help drive Kitsap tourism

The KPBJ – Tad Sooter One overlooks a shimmering sweep of Agate Pass. The other, ringed by trees, will greet guests with towering works of traditional Salish art. In the span of two years, North Kitsap’s two tribes will have opened two new hotels for visitors to the peninsula. Set in contrasting surroundings, each hotel project is a tangible reminder of the role the tribal […] Read more »

A larger bridge in Bainbridge’s future?

The KPBJ/Kitsap Sun BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Islanders have reason to fear a new Agate Pass Bridge. Look what the old one did. The quarter-mile span and its highway split the island with ferry traffic. When it opened in 1950, Bainbridge and Vashon islands were home to about 4,000 people. Now, Vashon, with no bridge, has 10,624, Bainbridge 23,025. About 21,000 vehicles a day cut through […] Read more »

Casino expansion set to open in June

The Kitsap Sun – By: Tad Sooter SUQUAMISH — Rich Purser paused during a recent tour of the Clearwater Casino Resort and scanned the trees for one of the casino’s regulars. “There’s usually an eagle flying around here somewhere,” Purser said. As if on cue, a juvenile bald eagle swept overhead and hovered above the shoreline. Moments later, more eagles swooped in, wheeling and diving […] Read more »

Suquamish Tribe’s economic boom ‘breathtaking’

Check out this great feature on the economic impact of the Suquamish Tribe by RICHARD WALKER, North Kitsap Herald Editor In addition to brief look back at the story includes details on employment data, casino and resort expansion, a new 16,000 sf seafood processing plant, a 34,000sf fitness and youth center, and a preliminary master plan for Suquamish Shores. Click here to read the complete […] Read more »

Coalition completes purchase of Port Gamble shoreline block for conservation

Kitsap County has completed a purchase of 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline on Port Gamble Bay for permanent conservation. It is the first acquisition of the multi-year Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. The Kitsap Forest & Bay Project is an ongoing effort by Kitsap County, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, Forterra, Great Peninsula Conservancy, and many community partners […] Read more »