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Rain Rock Casino breaks ground on an addition

20 August 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Today the Rain Rock Casino in Yreka broke ground to begin its transformation from a pit stop casino to a travel destination. The future of the casino will provide more stability to Siskiyou County and the Karuk Tribe.

Projected to be complete in 2024 the Rain Rock Resort will feature more than 80 rooms, VIP cabins, a luxurious pool, and a convention center. Mayor of Yreka Duane Kegg says the addition will create more jobs and circulate more money into the city of Yreka.

"For every dollar spent in Yreka, 75% will be will get recirculated back into this community so it’s huge. For them to expand on this just means more value for the city of Yreka. Bringing people that would not normally stop in Yreka are now stopping in Yreka so it’s huge all the way around,” says Kegg.

This addition will create a better sense of community and develop economic growth for Siskiyou County. changing the city in a very positive way. Chairman for the Karuk Tribe Buster Attebery says they need jobs in Siskiyou County and the building of this resort can help be a solution.

"It’s a great opportunity to create more jobs in Siskiyou County and more opportunities for the people who live here and the people that want to come back to this beautiful place,” says Attebery.

According to the Mayor, the small town will explode with this destination resort, it will help with tourism and expose the beauty of northern California.

Attebery says this project will be a positive change for the county, community, and tribe. "The ultimate goal is to make Siskiyou County and the city of Yreka a better place and make some contributions to those efforts and most of all a way of self-sufficiency for the Karuk Tribe,” says Attebery.

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