Tribe plans $20 million casino at Ake...

Tribe plans $20 million casino at Akela Flats

There are 37 comments on the The Deming Headlight story from Jan 8, 2008, titled Tribe plans $20 million casino at Akela Flats. In it, The Deming Headlight reports that:

The forerunner to a planned 11,000-square-foot casino is under construction about 18 miles east of Deming, according to Fort Sill Chiricahua Apache tribe consultant Denis Floge.

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Navvy Jiner

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jan 9, 2008
A real shot in the arm for the Deming Entertainment and Sportsbar Center!
Moni Smith

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jan 9, 2008
Great news for the citizens of Luna County. Luckily, the Deming politicos will have NO input, so we know this will get off the ground.
Greg

United States

#3 Jan 9, 2008
Thank you Moni Smith! Finally, people with some motivation!
Roger Wever of Deming

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Jan 9, 2008
It's so nice to see this among other projects coming to fruition in Luna County (2nd fastest growing in NM). I know my customers and clients are excited about this. It should provide additional boosts in our local economy. Congrats to the Apache Indians in Southwestern NM!
Roger Wever of Deming

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jan 9, 2008
It's so nice to see this among other projects coming to fruition in Luna County (2nd fastest growing in NM). I know my customers and clients are excited about this. It should provide additional boosts in our local economy. Congrats to the Apache Indians in Southwestern NM!
Fernando Rodriguez

United States

#6 Jan 9, 2008
This is wonderful news to hear progress at last! There doesn't have to be a 3 ring circus of Economics put on by Stan Fulton and all the Ph.Der's at NMSU saying how this will affect the area, and the possible contribution NMSU might get? Just build it and they will come! Press forward and build it right! Hooray!!!!!!! Use the money to a good cause and help you tribe as much as possible in the health care sector!
Happy trails

Albuquerque, NM

#7 Jan 9, 2008
Fernando Rodriguez wrote:
This is wonderful news to hear progress at last! There doesn't have to be a 3 ring circus of Economics put on by Stan Fulton and all the Ph.Der's at NMSU saying how this will affect the area, and the possible contribution NMSU might get? Just build it and they will come! Press forward and build it right! Hooray!!!!!!! Use the money to a good cause and help you tribe as much as possible in the health care sector!
Sounds like you share the same thoughts as mine concerning NMSU.
good business

Tucson, AZ

#8 Jan 10, 2008
don't worry stan, you're a good businessman. a little competition might make you a better human being.
Rudy of Deming

Sacramento, CA

#9 Jan 10, 2008
Congrat's on the casio, It will be a success. I will be one to support you and the tribe; so will the by-passser, ie. truckers and tourist. As stated: This time the "Politico's" of Deming and Luna County have a say on this one, Eat your hearts out! Finally the sleepy town of Deming and Luna county will wake up and come to life. Take my word on this one. Once the Casino start's making good money, Luna County Council is going to want a share of it. Heck we cant even get a small movie theater or bowling alley built in this town. So I plan to spend my entertainment money else where (some at the casion).
Fernando Rodriguez

Mission Viejo, CA

#10 Jan 13, 2008
"Back them trailers up and move them temporary Casino's over here!"

This is wonderful news! These very words are Stan's nightmare! All the money he has promised to NMSU would not stop that Casino from opening up! Maybe after the Casino opens up Stan will reneg on his promises! Quit stringing NMSU along with the Carrot and Stick Approach! It's NMSU's fault for falling for it! Just wait until the POI dancers start up a Casino, and the Tigua's get theirs back. Oh, and Tortugas gets a nice little Gambling going! Stan will one day be saying, "Oh, since I'm not making a Gazillion dollars anymore I'll give you have of what I'm left with." Whats that?
Fred

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Jan 24, 2008
I've lived here now for 7 years. When I moved here and one of the reasons I made the decision to move here was that there was a Wal Mart and a movie theater/bowling alley were going to be built. Well Wal Mart was built within I believe 8 months and for some odd reason the movie theater/bowling alley is still in the works. Now I'm not a buisness man or do I claim to be, but how can it take 7 years to get a a project completed. I almost thought that a new mayor would help, but still we are waiting. How smart do you have to be to realize how much money is leaving this county and town. My family and I spend at least two to three hundred dollars on either driving to Las Cruces or settling on watching a movie from the one Movie Gallery in town (If there are any). There is many other things that me and my family could do besides watch movies or go bowling and we do try to do them, but between friends birthdays, their birthdays and the limited activities available it can be a little overwelming. The main reason I am writing is to find out what exactly is going on with this town and how can I get involved.
Happy Trails

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Jan 24, 2008
Well Fred it seems like you are getting to know Deming. Actually Deming is like many other small communities where for whatever reason those 'living' there chose to just exist instead of being concerned and involved, then one day they woke up and found this. Communities as such are ripe and easy picking for the greedy and power hungry who quickly seize upon the opportunity. Following a good Marist or Nazi base of control and indoctrination these opportunist carpetbaggers first embed themselves in position of one form of public government or another, and then start working their other cronies in among them. Once they gain control of the press, which they long ago did here in Deming it's a done deal, and quite difficult to uproot once they have this base of support and cover complete. The MOD is nothing new Fred, and actually quite easy to accomplish, least these two bits crooks running Deming would never have been able to succeed.
Getting involved? You already got involved when you posted here Fred! Now run with it.
Fernando Rodriguez

United States

#13 Jan 25, 2008
Happy Trails,

It almost sounds like T or C what you just described.
Happy Trails

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jan 25, 2008
Fernando

I suppose, as I said it can be found just about anywhere good men sleep...or doze for that matter. Through out the land they are those posed to pounce anytime they see an opening present it's self. As with Boss Tweed, Bernard Kerik and Robles of that small city of South Gate Ca. the sky is the limit once they gain their footing. That's not to say that the power hungry we face in Deming today are corrupt, as those just mentioned, but all of the signs for a public to be very cautious are certainly present here. It's quite apparent that the local newspaper has been compromised by way of it's informing the public that it would not print any letters to the Editor which were of ''negative'' context. That in it's self was a blatant and most troubling red flag. Further proof of the compromise is in the paper's selective reporting practices. As has been mentioned by others who post, the scheduling of city and co meetings at hours not befitting a large segment of the public are also indications of a compromised local government. As with the case of Robles in Ca. which took place over a span of 30 years..all that ''seems'' to be just a few people being over zealous in their position of power, can actually end up being something far worse. The South Gate case could be interesting reading for those who wish to stay informed. I believe a short overview of the case can be found on the FBI's Public Corruption web page.
Art.
Fernando Rodriguez

United States

#15 Jan 25, 2008
Happy Trails,

I didn't know that about South Gate. I going to the fbi website right now. I'm always on there anyways.

Fernando
Clare Alexander May

Columbus, NM

#16 Jan 25, 2008
Boy it would make me happy...

If the County Commissioners would move their socialist meetings to accomadte the poor folks who work for a living to 7pm on a weeekday or 4pm on Saturdays...

Instead of 9am during weekdays...

VIVA the "RESOLUTION"!
Happy Trails

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jan 25, 2008
Mr. May,
I've not been happy with the County Commissioners manner of doing business for several years. The entire local government appears to me to want to do 'their' business behind closed doors or at the very least where and when the majority of the public cannot attend and has no input. My biggest concern has always been that everything revolves around the City of Deming, instead of those which they are suppose to be about.
I'm offer you here a short tale of another small town. The story all comes from recall and may not be exactly as the event occurred, but it's close. In keeping with that old game show, Name That Tune see if you can: NAME THAT TOWN!

Some years ago there was this case of another small community,much smaller than Deming. A farm and ranch community with one very town as central. A Cult had bought a large ranch, around 60,000 acres or so on the outskirts of the town. This Cult was rightly feared by the small amount of locals who's mist they had moved into. Sadly the Cult numbers which had been embedded within the city limits soon outnumbered the original of the small town. Quite quickly they voted themselves into power, took the town over and even changed it's name.
With the small town now claimed they turned their attention to that of the Co. Seat. What I'm sharing here I doubt would be found in any of our history books,but it should be. To hedge their bet and their plan of bussing in large numbers of follows and street people for the upcoming Co. elections, and to be certain of gaining at least some of the Commissioners seats, they hatched and implemented a biological attack on the towns folk of the Co. Seat. Out at their ranch they had an underground facility where they 'grew' their concoctions of this sickness and death. While they hashed over which brew they would use (and they had lots of choices to include the AIDS virus, they eventually settled on Salmonella because they felt it couldn't be easily connected to them or of their doing, simple food poisoning. They discussed the best places for introducing the Salmonella, to include the water supply but made restaurants and supermarkets their final choice. To make a long story short, they were found out and didn't succeed in taking over the Co. Seat, but not before 750 people were affected by their poising scheme.
This is of course an extreme take over and attempted take over, and this Cult did in fact even use their own money.(I'm not sure if that is a good point or not :) But the story I believe is good, at least for folks to be aware of, because it offers insight to the lengths which some folks will go for control.

''The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing'' Edmund Burke
Clare Alexander May

Columbus, NM

#18 Jan 26, 2008
I remember this... The first thing to come to my mind was the "Rainbow Coalition?", but that may be wrong...

I recall that (Raindbow Coalition?) had to do with the logging industry where people drove metal nails and such into live trees to prevent them from being cut and harvested... and when the loggers used a chain saw (in the 1970's era) the blade would break and maim, injure, or kill the logger because the chain saws back then had no chain breaks...

Bad for the tree either way, worse for the human operator of the saw...

I am positive it was North of Luna County... Not East... Catron County?

That may be wrong too...

In the State of California... more plausable... but I do know it happened here as well.

The first guess would be Williamsburg and our game show city... T or C.

I see you found my favorite quote by Edmund Burke.

I've used that many times and modified it over the years... and I am guilty of plagerizing his quote as I could never remember his name.

Thank you for reminding me.

Betty

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Jan 26, 2008
HT
I would like to know the name of that town?
stopTAGGING ourWALLS

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Jan 26, 2008
I've driven past the site. It's a very modest but decisive project. It's only several trailers butted up against each other side by side. But a fancy turkey dinner always starts out with an egg.

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