Bonneville Hot Springs Resort to become rehab facility


HOT SPRINGS RESORT. A 78 ROOM FACILITY LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE. BUT COME NEXT YEAR, IT’LL BE HOME TO THE FOUNDATIONS RECOVERY NETWORK, A DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT FACILITY. THEY APPROACHED US ABOUT A MONTH AGO AND SAID THEY HAVE BEEN LOOKING ALL OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR A NEW LOCATION. CHRIS: STEVE HASSON IS THE NORTH BONNEVILLE CITY ADMINISTRATOR. HE SAYS THE CITY JUST APPROVED A LAND USE PERMIT THAT WOULD ALLOW THE CENTER TO EXPAND TO 140 BEDS. THEY HAVE EIGHT FACILITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY. THE LAST TWO LOCATIONS WERE MALIBU AND PALM SPRINGS. SO, THEY ARE UPSCALE. KIND OF LIKE A BETTY FORD KIND OF PLACE. CHRIS: BUT HASSON UNDERSTANDS THERE ARE SOME CONCERNS FOR LOCALS, LIKE LOSING ACCESS TO THE MINERAL POOL AND HOT TUBS. WE ARE CLOSING DECEMBER 18 FOREVER. THERE’S A LOT TO BE GET DONE BEFORE THAT HAPPENS. CHRIS: KRISTY ARNETT IS WITH THE RESORT. SHE TELLS ME WHILE THEY ARE CLOSING THIS LOCATION, CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR SISTER PROPERTY, CARSON HOT SPRINGS AND ELK RIDGE GOLF COURSE, LOCATED JUST A FEW MILES EAST. SO THEY CAN USE THEIR GIFT TO DIFFERENT IT’S — GIFT CERTIFICATES THERE OR THEY CAN ALSO USE OUR SOAKING TUB OUT THERE BECAUSE HE HAVE A BRAND NEW POOL THEY CAN SOAK IN. CHRIS: AS FOR THE EMPLOYEES, MANY OF THEM WILL BE OFFERED JOBS AT THE CARSON HOT SPRINGS, AND SOME COULD EVEN WORK FOR THE NEW REHAB CENTER, WHICH I’M TOLD COULD OFFER MORE THAN 300 YEAR ROUND JOBS. NEW JOBS, GROWTH, FINANCING. MY ABILITY THEN TO PROVIDE MORE SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE MORE REVENUE COMING IN. CHRIS: BONNEVILLE HOT SPRINGS WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 18. THE NEW REHAB FACILITY IS EXPECTED TO OPEN SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. I’M CHRIS HOLMSTROM, KOIN 6 NEWS.

1 thought on “Bonneville Hot Springs Resort to become rehab facility

  1. Cool. Good for rich people. Us poor alcoholics and addicts could afford this. Except we're too poor. Because we're actually addicts. Fuck you.

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