Muckleshoot tribe buying Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie, Washington (AP) 10-07

The Muckleshoot Tribe is buying the Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls.

The Muckleshoots beat out the Snoqualmie Tribe, which regards the falls as sacred.

A Muckleshoot spokesman, Rollin Fatland, says it respects the significance of the site and bought the resort as a business opportunity. The tribe plans no change in the lodge, which was built in 1919.

The sale price was not announced, but King County records show the property is valued at more than $16 million.

Information from: The Seattle Times,