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County updates letters to BIA over Big Valley trust applications

ELIZABETH LARSON POSTED ON TUESDAY, 23 APRIL 2019

LAKEPORT, Calif. – The county of Lake has agreed to alter letters it planned to send to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in response to fee to trust land applications by Big Valley Rancheria after further discussions with the tribe.

Big Valley Rancheria is proposing to take 21 parcels – totaling about 51 acres – into trust.

Seven parcels totaling two acres are along Mission Way, and the remaining 14 parcels totaling a little more than 49 acres are on Mission Rancheria Road, Soda Bay Road and Meadow Drive behind the tribe’s RV Park, as Lake County News has reported.

The BIA invited the county to submit input on the trust applications for the parcels, all of which were part of the original rancheria before it was terminated in the 1950s, according to tribal officials. The deadline for input was April 16.

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