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Government to reconsider proposal for Jemez tribe casino

There are 19 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Nov 7, 2010, titled Government to reconsider proposal for Jemez tribe casino. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The U.S. government is taking a second look at a proposal by the Jemez Pueblo Indian Tribe to open a $72-million resort casino - an action that is worrying some and exciting others in this community of 7,900. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Interior said they are reconsidering the application the tribe submitted to build the ...

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Groucho

United States

#1 Nov 8, 2010
Stupid people in Anthony that oppose the casino because the Indians have an Indian hiring preference. Duh. But there will be many more jobs in the Anthony area that are not at the casino because of the money brought in by taxes and increased spending on everything from rooms to meals to vehicles..
Valley Native

United States

#2 Nov 8, 2010
Sorry but I don't buy the poor rural Jemez line. The Jemez Pueblo area is beautiful with lots of money made off the Santa Fe and Las Alamos crowd.
Level the Field

United States

#3 Nov 8, 2010
Let's hope the Mescalero Apache Casino, 20 miles east of Deming, or 25 miles west of Las Cruces, will become a reality under Governor Martinez's Administration.

A lot of locals are looking forward to the Casino at Akela being allowed to start operations, creating jobs, and providing gambling here in SW New Mexico....Finally!

"Big Bill" did not want any competition for his "good friend" who owns Sunland Park Casino.

It is time to level the playing field!
Realist

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Nov 8, 2010
Valley Native wrote:
Sorry but I don't buy the poor rural Jemez line. The Jemez Pueblo area is beautiful with lots of money made off the Santa Fe and Las Alamos crowd.
The beauty of the area has nothing to do with what they are saying. There is one two-lane highway to get to and from the pueblo. Put your birkenstocks away!!!
Groucho

United States

#5 Nov 8, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>The beauty of the area has nothing to do with what they are saying. There is one two-lane highway to get to and from the pueblo. Put your birkenstocks away!!!
Agreed. This twit thinks beauty equals dollars. Jemez is one of the poorest of the Pueblos.
john

United States

#6 Nov 8, 2010
If you people would see the casinos employees here in the Abq and Up north Casinos. The majority are Hispanic or Anglo.
Groucho

United States

#7 Nov 8, 2010
Indians rarely leave their res and their people. If they do they usually return quickly. Very few Jemez or any other Indian will live in the shlthole of Anthony or anywhere near the madness of El Paso.
The Professor

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Nov 8, 2010
Its funny how last week that Gov Madalena is worried about his people about a murder that happened a month ago in which he cancelled trick or treating for his pueblo. Stating that he was protecting the children and the people but yet here he is in Anthony for the casino. Shouldnt he be in Jemez talking to his children making sure there ok and going to their schools and talking to them? But I guess the casino project is more important then his people. I wonder if having some sort of degree is required to be a governor in Jemez??
No Tax on the Reservation

Las Cruces, NM

#9 Nov 8, 2010
If one buys cigarettes on the reservation, there is no tax, right?

If one buys alcohol on the reservation, there is no tax, right?

If this is considered a Reservation business and is treated just like other Reservation businesses how does this help?

Where are the taxes that are going to help us dig out of the financial hole we are in?
Valley Native

United States

#10 Nov 9, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>The beauty of the area has nothing to do with what they are saying. There is one two-lane highway to get to and from the pueblo. Put your birkenstocks away!!!
If their so damn poor, where are they coming up with 60 million to build an off-site casino. I'll tell you where Gerald Peters. That's right a white guy is trying to build a casino in New Mexico. This is wrong and should be rejected.
Realist

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Nov 9, 2010
Valley Native wrote:
<quoted text>
If their so damn poor, where are they coming up with 60 million to build an off-site casino. I'll tell you where Gerald Peters. That's right a white guy is trying to build a casino in New Mexico. This is wrong and should be rejected.
Thank you. You have proven my point. Jemez Pueblo is poor. Look at other tribes in this state and country. This is not the first nor last to have a non-sovereign partner.
Conservative Revolution

United States

#12 Nov 9, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you. You have proven my point. Jemez Pueblo is poor. Look at other tribes in this state and country. This is not the first nor last to have a non-sovereign partner.
Most "Indian" casinos are actually built by non-Indian corporations and then "leased" back to the Indians who, in turn, turn part of the proceeds back to the parent company. No tribe could ever have built the first casino because they all are so broke. Stupid Injuns.
Realist

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Nov 9, 2010
Conservative Revolution wrote:
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Most "Indian" casinos are actually built by non-Indian corporations and then "leased" back to the Indians who, in turn, turn part of the proceeds back to the parent company. No tribe could ever have built the first casino because they all are so broke. Stupid Injuns.
Why must you stoop to such a low level and name call??
Conservative Revolution

United States

#14 Nov 9, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Why must you stoop to such a low level and name call??
Do you know Bessie McCulo?
Realist

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Nov 10, 2010
Conservative Revolution wrote:
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Do you know Bessie McCulo?
Your sorry inside jokes mean nothing to me or anyone else except for the voices in your head!
Realist

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Nov 10, 2010
Conservative Revolution wrote:
<quoted text>
Most "Indian" casinos are actually built by non-Indian corporations and then "leased" back to the Indians who, in turn, turn part of the proceeds back to the parent company. No tribe could ever have built the first casino because they all are so broke. Stupid Injuns.
Christopher? is that you? You must be english! Does your name imply a TEA Party revolution or just a tea bagger. Go look it up imbecile
Conservative Revolution

United States

#17 Nov 10, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Christopher? is that you? You must be english! Does your name imply a TEA Party revolution or just a tea bagger. Go look it up imbecile
Dumbas/s is that you? Yes of course it is. I recognized the sound as a cow fart or your voice.
Realist

Albuquerque, NM

#18 Nov 10, 2010
Conservative Revolution wrote:
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Dumbas/s is that you? Yes of course it is. I recognized the sound as a cow fart or your voice.
Wow!! All I have to say is wow!!
Conservative Revolution

United States

#19 Nov 10, 2010
Realist wrote:
<quoted text>Wow!! All I have to say is wow!!
There's that cow farting again.

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