PETALUMA, CA-The Dry Creek Rancheria Band ofPomo is adding a small hotel to its plan for land south ofPetaluma, but the tribe's leader says there are no plans for acasino.

Band Chairman Harvey Hopkins told thePress Democrat the hotel would accommodatespectators and players for the half-dozen sports fields that areplanned along with the tribal housing, restaurant, gas station,medical clinic and fire station.

In an interview with the paper, Hopkins said the tribe'sexisting River Rock Casino near Geyservillecontinues to be the priority.

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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.