Work Continues on Ormsby House in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Owners of the Ormsby House hotel-casino
in Carson City say interior work will be next month in what is now
an eight year renovation project.

Co-owner Don Lehr says the capital city's most famous hotel will reopen when work is complete about this time next year.

It closed for renovation in 2000.

Three years ago, owners threatened to implode the building, citing delays in getting permits from the city.

The 10-story downtown landmark, when finished, will hold a casino, ballrooms, restaurants, a fourth-story pool and about 135 hotel rooms.

The Ormsby House was first opened in 1972 by former Gov. Paul

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