Quinault Tribe Sends Sharp Message

ABERDEEN, Wash. – A reply letter from the Quinault Indian Nation says they plan to move ahead with a QMart2 store near B street 7-11 in Aberdeen. President Fawn Sharp said in her letter that a best-use analysis led to the plans for a convenience store with fuel, and seafood.
Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson wrote a letter to the Liquor Control Board recently, protesting a liquor license for the store, due mostly to the crime rate in the area near the trust land.
Sharp said sharply that it was unfair and misguided to lay blame on the Tribe for problems Aberdeen faces with crime, and regretted that the city had been had been unable to deal with these challenges more effectively.