No further details were provided about the project. A post prior to the announcement said there was "no time frame" for completion. The casino originally evacuated on July 28 due to the River Fire, according to another post That blaze has since merged with the Ranch Fire. "Several of our employees and their families have been affected by the fires and we want to give them time and space during these difficult times," follow-up post on July 30 read, before the announcement about the renovation. Additionally, the Carr Fire has burned more than 200,000 acres, also in and around tribal homelands in two more northern California counties. The Trump administration has sent two Cabinet officials to the region to survey the damage.
Hopland Shokawah Casino employees - if you are able to relocate for new employment, please contact me. MaryBrooks@NativeRecruiter.com— Mary G Brooks (@NARecruiter) August 11, 2018
"I have no words that describe the loss and devastation experienced by the community," Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke wrote in a post on Twitter on Sunday. "I’ve been to a lot of fires and this is just something else. We are here for you." The Mendocino Complex was 68 percent contained as of Monday morning, with the River portion being the most under control. The Carr Fire was 61 percent contained as of Monday afternoon. Read More on the Story:
An August 7 post on Facebook announced an indefinite closure of the Sho-Ka-Wah Casino in Hopland, California.
Sho-Ka-Wah casino in Hopland closes; employees receive layoff notices (The Ukiah Daily Journal August 10, 2018)
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