Friday, April 27, 2007

Spokane rejects Eastern Washington University archaeology bid
Spokane will no longer use Eastern Washington University for archaeological work because of opposition by the Spokane Indian Tribe.
The city council voted to give a two-year, 250-thousand dollar contract to a Montana company, Historical Research Associates of Missoula.

Archaeological work is required on construction projects in Spokane. The tribe says the university improperly identified a dig last year at People's Park, making the site vulnerable to treasure hunters.

A university official disputes the tribe's allegations and says tribal leaders never responded to a written request to discuss the issue.

That's the whole thing. I've talked with the HRA people in Seattle in the past.

Not that that amounts to anything, but I just thought I'd throw that out there to sound all keyed in 'n stuff.