Desert Sage: Vision beyond smallness

Desert Sage: Vision beyond smallness

There are 3 comments on the Deming Headlight story from Dec 21, 2011, titled Desert Sage: Vision beyond smallness. In it, Deming Headlight reports that:

There is a reason why small towns are small, says a friend of mine. Some are small because they are entirely content and prefer to avoid any growth.

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mustard seed

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Dec 22, 2011
I think Luna county has taken enough risks and gambled on enough uncertian outcomes.Its not worken for us. This is another venture hazard. I guess if your a gambling man you will place your bet on an uncertian outcome. How is that being responsible? That is the nature of gaming.

United States

#2 Dec 22, 2011
Desert Sage made a case for the casino. But as Mustard Seed notes above, it would be a gamble. The experience of Atlantic City, Las Vegas, and Reno might suggest gambling communities sufffer in the end. Luna County has relatively high levels of poverty and low levels of literacy and education. I would guess the casino might win, but the city and county would share more in the losses than in the winnings. Who would get the jobs? What employment laws and regulations would the tribe have to comply with and from what laws and regulations would they be exempt?
Grey Matter

United States

#3 Dec 22, 2011
We should do nothing and slowly rot away.

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