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Officials seek public input regarding casino in Anthony

There are 17 comments on the The Deming Headlight story from Apr 12, 2011, titled Officials seek public input regarding casino in Anthony. In it, The Deming Headlight reports that:

The Jemez Pueblo of northern New Mexico is close to reaching a benchmark in its quest to build an off-reservation casino in Anthony, N.M. The federal government announced Friday in the Federal Register that it soon plans to file the draft version of a key environmental document for the project.

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AKELA

Tucson, AZ

#1 Apr 13, 2011
What about Akela???
SW Luna

Deming, NM

#2 Apr 13, 2011
Doesn't designating land as federal trust land actually make it part of the Indian reservation?
BurnedOutHippie

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Apr 13, 2011
They've been discussing this for 7 years? Why does everything take so long anymore?

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#4 Apr 13, 2011
Allowing gambling loopholes for indians in the United States of America in 2011 is like pardoning all drug offenses for people who are (say) Sagittaurius.
History has proven

United States

#5 Apr 13, 2011
This is my opinion, since we are still in America and I am an American here is my opinion:

History has proven that a business is only as good as it's employees; and employees are only as good as their employers treat them. Since the Apaches have proven that they don't care about their employees (by the way they allow the current manager to treat the employees) I say; let a casino be built in Anthony! That way, IF the
Apache's ever get permission to build a casino at Aklea Flats they will have good competation and maybe, just maybe Fort Sill will wake up and figure out that they had better make a change in management in order to keep the gamblers in the house.
Streme

Moultrie, GA

#6 Apr 13, 2011
Yeah! What about Akela??????????
Hey Streme

Seligman, AZ

#7 Apr 13, 2011
Hey Streme - people are responding to your question "What about Akela?" - one person said "since the Apaches could care less (para phrashing here) about their employees because they insist upon keeping that holier-than-thou manager there, build a casino in Anthony and maybe the Apaches will wake up 'smell the roses', get a new manager and then maybe the Feds will allow them to put a casino at Akela. Doubt it since everyone seem to dislike Apaches and we're seeing why! Ever been at Akela when the manager is acting like a complete idiot yelling at his employees (out of view of all cameras of course which means he isn't so stupid) even in front of the customers? What a sight!!! I really hope they allow a casino in Anthony and then Akela may have to completely close down!!
duh

Los Lunas, NM

#8 Apr 13, 2011
Bellcrank wrote:
Allowing gambling loopholes for indians in the United States of America in 2011 is like pardoning all drug offenses for people who are (say) Sagittaurius.
Pardoning all the people who are in prison for drug offenses would sure free up some money to tackle some of the more important issues. WE might be able to have schools that are not at the botton in the nation. People with better education don't go to prison nearly as often as the ones who can barely read and write.
Lets do it.
Que Loco

United States

#9 Apr 14, 2011
I say build in Columbus, there seems to be more money being distrubuted than anywhere else in New Mexico. Thanks for the info about Akela, I have never been there, I have meant to stop there on my way backLas Cruces but seem to always pass it. Has anyone reported this guy, there are law's for treating employees now a days.
I have seen this same thing at Peppers by a fat manager there raising his voice at the tellers and high school kids. I guess this makes him feel Superior over them. This type of behavior pisses me off and surely needs to be addressed. No need to treat employees like second grade human's, without them there would be no service.
OLD NURSE

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Apr 14, 2011
BAD IDEA. I've seen so many elderly waste their resources at the casinos,in Tucon they even send free buses to pickup the elderly- soooo shameful. The problem of gambling should NOT be supported- it distroys families and crushes individuals in demonic oppression. The idea of gambling encourages the "something for nothing" mentality.Not good work ethics. Today we pay to build a casino- tomarrow we pay for; rehab for gamblers,support of families who's income was spoiled at the casino,the elderly who need shelter- when they loose their homes,the criminal who needs their gambling money. It happens in every casino town.
FAIRNESS TO ALL

United States

#11 Apr 14, 2011
A CASINO IN ANTHONY IS A GREAT IDEA! SUNLAND PARK HAS RUN IT'S COURSE AND PEOPLE ARE WANTING SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT. IF THERE WAS A FAIRNESS TO ALL IN AKELA, THINGS WOULD BE DIFFERENT, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO MANAGEMENT THERE. FORT SILL NEEDS TO STEP BACK AND RE-EVALUATE BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
suggestion

Santa Fe, NM

#12 Apr 14, 2011
Que Loco wrote:
I say build in Columbus, there seems to be more money being distrubuted than anywhere else in New Mexico. Thanks for the info about Akela, I have never been there, I have meant to stop there on my way backLas Cruces but seem to always pass it. Has anyone reported this guy, there are law's for treating employees now a days.
I have seen this same thing at Peppers by a fat manager there raising his voice at the tellers and high school kids. I guess this makes him feel Superior over them. This type of behavior pisses me off and surely needs to be addressed. No need to treat employees like second grade human's, without them there would be no service.
If this type of abuse or harassment pisses you off then I suggest you bring it to the owners attention.
I Understand

United States

#13 Apr 14, 2011
Hey Streme wrote:
Hey Streme - people are responding to your question "What about Akela?" - one person said "since the Apaches could care less (para phrashing here) about their employees because they insist upon keeping that holier-than-thou manager there, build a casino in Anthony and maybe the Apaches will wake up 'smell the roses', get a new manager and then maybe the Feds will allow them to put a casino at Akela. Doubt it since everyone seem to dislike Apaches and we're seeing why! Ever been at Akela when the manager is acting like a complete idiot yelling at his employees (out of view of all cameras of course which means he isn't so stupid) even in front of the customers? What a sight!!! I really hope they allow a casino in Anthony and then Akela may have to completely close down!!
Are you talking about the original manager Gary at Akela ? I got to know him when bingo was held there and never saw him act that way towards the employees. Have to admit the last few times I've stopped in he hasn't been there, so now I'm wondering if he's left and they have a new manager. Anyone know for sure ?

I hope both Anthony and Akela open up eventually, both have waited long enough for their turn. I know former Gov. Richardson stopped Akela from opening, but of course he's got a big friendship with Stanley Fulton, owner of Sunland, and he doesn't like the competition. It most probably would give people jobs in both areas, much needed right now, so wish them both good luck in opening up one day soon.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#14 Apr 15, 2011
duh wrote:
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Pardoning all the people who are in prison for drug offenses would sure free up some money to tackle some of the more important issues. WE might be able to have schools that are not at the botton in the nation. People with better education don't go to prison nearly as often as the ones who can barely read and write.
Lets do it.
Little kids at school are rehersing for later in life. Some are apathetic. Others are given over to wickedness. Without parental guidance, the child casts his own die early. Put another way, spending more tax money to fix bad people is like pissing down a rat-hole. You'll never fill it up.
Susie

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Apr 16, 2011
Ruth likes to roll down the hill.
To I Understand

Mesa, AZ

#16 Apr 16, 2011
Yes, the comments about the manager were about Gary. When Bingo was being called there he was NOTHING like he is today. Maybe he is disgusted with how things are working out; maybe he isn't getting what he feels is a long over due raise; maybe getting older just is making him an "unhappy person"...who knows? What we 'THE FORMER customers' do know is that he has proven to us that hie IS NOT a manager - he is a dictator who should be in charge of maybe a hog farm but NOT the Apache Homelands "Entertainment" Center...unless the Apaches really think customers watching a manager acting like a tyrant towards his employees is "entertaining"!!!
I Understand

United States

#17 Apr 16, 2011
To I Understand wrote:
Yes, the comments about the manager were about Gary. When Bingo was being called there he was NOTHING like he is today. Maybe he is disgusted with how things are working out; maybe he isn't getting what he feels is a long over due raise; maybe getting older just is making him an "unhappy person"...who knows? What we 'THE FORMER customers' do know is that he has proven to us that hie IS NOT a manager - he is a dictator who should be in charge of maybe a hog farm but NOT the Apache Homelands "Entertainment" Center...unless the Apaches really think customers watching a manager acting like a tyrant towards his employees is "entertaining"!!!
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Thanks so much for that shocking explanation, sure not the Gary I knew. Something tells me you're right about things not working out and he got stuck in a situation that he didn't wind up liking. The place isn't full of people like it used to be when bingo was happening, and when I stop in occasionally it's almost like a ghost town, must be a pretty boring job for Gary anymore. Too bad it turned out that way for him because I've only known him as an all around good guy with the people.

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