Casino may be forced to wait for a bridge

Full story: Farmington Daily Times

A steady stream of traffic crawls over the one-lane bridge to Flowing Water Navajo Casino.
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Jonny

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WHY was the casino built in such a stupid area anyhow? Werent there any other open areas for the chapter to build their casino? I drive through the area everyday and other more convenient and SMART locations JUMP out on all sides of the road!

Any business leader worth salt wouldve seen that!
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OK..first of all, why put a casino in a place that looks like crap. Second, whoever thought of putting the casino there should have thought of the bridge. Location is key to a good business. People living around the area of the casino need to clean up their yards. It's humiliating to drive through there.
Peter Griffin

Farmington, NM

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I have it! All Chapter delegates throughout the Navajo Nation should be required to log in 100 hour playing the SIMS video game. Even my 10 year old son has more common sense than most of the NN government..........
my name is earl

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Sounds like another location would be easier and faster, all that land is owned by the same people isn't it? Just pick one and get it done!
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The bridge was my initial concern. apparently not of the gaming people. My first thought was that the bridge will collapse. all the red tape excuses is a cop out for poor planning. should have been addressed years ago when Keeswood was still in power. waiting on the water to be shut off??
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Why would the Nation be so strict on where, when and how any work is done? They make it so detailed and difficult to do anything on the rez because they want to make sure and get some kind of kickback or payoff in hand. All a bunch of thieves and crooks on the take. This isn't rocket science people! All their rules and regulations are only in place because everybody in any kind of office wants to get a piece of the pie scammed off the Navajo people's backs instead of using federal money for what it's meant for. Wake up and smell the coffee! Until your "leaders" quit cheating the people out of everything the rez is going to stay just like it is right now forever. No businesses want to be on the rez because the minute anybody tries to open and run anything on the rez, some big dog leader has his hand out for a payoff, just like the mafia. Pay to play.
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Another bridge to nowhere...
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"The Navajo Nation is really strict with codes and everything has to comply with standards," LMAO so how did the casino get built!!!!
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The bridge is a concern but there is another thing that is a concern their drainfield system that's not going to last. They well have a problem on their hands when that fails. If that fails that means that it will speep into our irrigation systems. It's going to be an environmental impact on people that utilize that water system and hazardous. Watch and see I give it about 1 yr. They need to think about building a lagooon. THIS CASINO WAS BUILT IN A RUSH/RUSH MODE NO PLANNING WAS INVOLVED!!! EPA IS GOING TO SHUT THIS PLACE DOWN...
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Everything about this casino was done on an itty bitty scale. The general appearance of the place does not make me want to drop in for a little bit of fun. I think the Navajo Nation would have done better to not build this casino in the first place. The casino itself is small, perhaps to small to be successful. I don't have a suggestion for a better way to help the chapter, but I do think the casino was not a good idea.
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The lamb stew with frybread; and, all the coffee, soda, and bottled water you can consume for free are delicious and not bad. You have to pay $7.50 for the stew and the frybread. Wish a better eating facility was built off to the side with a separate entrance so families (which include kids) could eat there, without having to enter through the main casino and the gung-ho security people harassing you. Cigarette odor is obnoxious: air out the casino now and then. Cough, cough, gag....
Urban Indian

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First of all, I wouldn't be caught dead up in that sorry excuse for a Casino. Second of all, I'm sure all the gamblers that do throw their money away in that facility has a yard that look like crap too. Spending their money on slots is way more important than landscaping their own yards. So I'm sure they don't mind. ;)
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OK..first of all, why put a casino in a place that looks like crap. Second, whoever thought of putting the casino there should have thought of the bridge. Location is key to a good business. People living around the area of the casino need to clean up their yards. It's humiliating to drive through there.
WFC

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HMMM wtfh who cares.
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nation is very strict? What a bunch of crock! The NN is still in the primative stages of being on the map. The only thing they have going is stealing!! You politicians need to get your heads out of your arses and help your people! Tired of hearing about you thievin',lying bastards! Whats wrong with you? What a sorry tribe we have. HA, and they want to be a sovereign nation. High School students can run this NN better than you lyingticians!
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Have the casino provide a Tribal business/Casino parking area using one of the nearby "farm field" that no one is using, but claims that they do everytime they're threatened to lose it. Then the wooden plank bridge could be used as a walking bridge between the new parking area and buildings. Patrons would get their physical/heart pumping activity done for the day. It would be a win-win for everyone.

Come on...hand in..."Let's fight diabetes!"
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Jonny wrote:
WHY was the casino built in such a stupid area anyhow? Werent there any other open areas for the chapter to build their casino? I drive through the area everyday and other more convenient and SMART locations JUMP out on all sides of the road!
Any business leader worth salt wouldve seen that!
There were better places to build the casino, but Grandma and Grandpa Yazzie and their family have to give up their land. Of course, they would not give up their land. Their empty fields and 50 year old trailers are too important to move. Plus where would they store their 8 broken down vehicles? That area is too landlocked with these so called "fameres."
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Mar 23, 2011
 
IMO, the casino was built hastily and near the chapter house because it's TEMPORARY. G.Arthur & L.Bates knows this. Eventually it will be closed due to Northern Edge Casino. Then the building will go to the chapter house as another bingo hall, farm house or some other community center facility. Bates and George knows that the building will belong to the chapter house and given to them for free. new location for F.Water Casino will be along HWY 491. Wait and see. IMO.
Black Label Society

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Mar 23, 2011
 
Haven't been to that casino since the grand opening. How is it doing? Business picking up on the weekends?
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Farmington, NM

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Mar 23, 2011
 
sorry to say but i enjoy the fire rock with delicious traditional cuisine and the gaming itself. hogback isn't too good, needs improvement.
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Mar 23, 2011
 
the northern edge isn't in a good location either due to a lot of traffic flow. why picked the wrong place?

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