Colville Tribes lose bid to stop Forest Service auction
A federal judge said the U.S. Forest Service can auction a traditional site over the objections of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation of Washington.

The tribe said it wasn't told of the plans to auction the land, which was a fishing and gathering spot. Bidding was suspended in response to the lawsuit but Judge Lonny R. Suko dismissed the case, The Wenatchee World reported.

The minimum bid on the property is $1 million. A group called the Twisp Public Development Authority had placed the only bid and wants to include the tribe in its plans, a spokesperson said.

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