Fort Sill Apache open restaurant whil...

Fort Sill Apache open restaurant while casino remains in limbo

There are 49 comments on the The Deming Headlight story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Fort Sill Apache open restaurant while casino remains in limbo. In it, The Deming Headlight reports that:

Dawn and Ray Herring of Akela had the distinction Monday of placing the first-ever order at a newly opened, 24-hour restaurant here, owned by the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma.

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MINNEAPOLIS

Montesano, WA

#45 Apr 28, 2010
Deming-ite wrote:
Back to the subject on hand......Akela Apacheland Casino. I was told that hopefully they'd be opened back up in Dec. 09, which never happened. Many of us that played bingo, and enjoyed their food, we all think that as long as Richardson's in office, the casino will remain open only as a cigarette shop and eatery, gambling in any form, even bingo, will remain closed They do have great food there at least, and Richardson should be out by the end of 2010, at that time a lot of us hope the it will be able to operate the way they intended to without interference.
Appeciate your sensitivity... the couple named at the beginning of the article are responsible for six children's lives and the outcomes thereafter. The last two who received the bulk of the abuse.... never had children... never wanted to be responsible ever for exposing children to the abuse and hurt in their lives. IT NEVER TOTALLY HEALS..... WE JUST LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE. HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THEM IN YOUR COMMUNITY? YOUR SILENCE IMPLICITLY SUPPORTS. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS.....
who

Yukon, OK

#46 Jul 17, 2010
Border Native American wrote:
Apache Homelands Grill? The "Apache Homelands" are at Fort Sill Oklahoma Apache Indian reservation.
There is no reservation there. There is a town with name of Apache and there is also Fort Sill army base but niether are reservation , and besides the Fort Sill Apaches are from what is now know as New Mexico that's where we orignated from.
Wondering

Gloucester, VA

#47 Jul 17, 2010
Wonder if Diane Denish (multi-millionaire family) will take huge campaign funds from Sunland Park Casino owner like BIG BILL did?

If she does, we in Deming are screwed.

The Apache Casino Supporters better start a lobbying campaign on behalf of re-opening the gambling.

Folks who live in northern N.M. have numerous gambling operations available to them. WHY not here in Luna County? Lordsburg was denied a Racetrack Casino last year, also.

It is amazing what was done to Akela by our esteemed Governor Richardson....brazenly closing down a legitimate gambling Casino....too close to Sunland Park.

Supporters better start lobbying for Akela's Apache Casino and demand positions from BOTH candidates for Governor.

Wondering....again... WHY does northern NM have so many, but the I-10 corridor has none?
screwd

Columbus, NM

#48 Jul 18, 2010
Dennish has taken money "donations" from Sunland Park, and about every other casino...

If you all are thinking of getting ahead of the casino campaign, your not getting there too fast are you?

Lordsburg blew their options by not getting on the casino campaign fast enough either and pushing it by getting everyone behind it in the tri county area...

Its your southern new mexico mentality i guess... you all live too close to manyana land...
Old Timer

United States

#49 Jul 18, 2010
Akela said they'll reopen for gambling/bingo at some point and I know they're just waiting till the present governor leaves office. I'm sure Dennish has taken donations from Sunland Park, too good to pass up, but the owner of Sunland Park said a long time ago that whatever it takes he'll keep gambling from starting in the southern part of N.M., and so far it's worked. Anthony wanted to open up a casino, just like Lordsburg, but both got stopped, Akela never flourished either.

Don't know how Martinez feels about it, personally I haven't heard if she's said anything, I believe they're talking more about the illegal problems in this area, among other things, more so than gambling. I know Akela had big expansion plans, hiring a lot of locals, providing benefits for them, but it just never got off the ground. A lot of us in this area are anxiously awaiting to see what happens once a new governor is in office.
justin does

Columbus, NM

#50 Jul 19, 2010
Old Timer wrote:
Akela said they'll reopen for gambling/bingo at some point and I know they're just waiting till the present governor leaves office. I'm sure Dennish has taken donations from Sunland Park, too good to pass up, but the owner of Sunland Park said a long time ago that whatever it takes he'll keep gambling from starting in the southern part of N.M., and so far it's worked. Anthony wanted to open up a casino, just like Lordsburg, but both got stopped, Akela never flourished either.
Don't know how Martinez feels about it, personally I haven't heard if she's said anything, I believe they're talking more about the illegal problems in this area, among other things, more so than gambling. I know Akela had big expansion plans, hiring a lot of locals, providing benefits for them, but it just never got off the ground. A lot of us in this area are anxiously awaiting to see what happens once a new governor is in office.
It aint gonna happen. Why? You who support this casino are not taking to the ones that have the power to open it and let it happen. No one is forcing an answer from Martinez, and Dennish is already in the pocket of Sunland Park casino. She, Dennish, has taken donations from the casinos, just got to the website for campaign contributions and she has them listed.

No one is forcing an answer from Dennish either. As long as they don't answer, they will not.

You want the casino jobs? Start fighting for them. You can start by getting in the face of John Smith and Donna Irwin and ask them WTF they are doing about it. LAst time I heard tehy are both elected to represent you all.

Still think its way too late for that. You southern new mexican are still stuck on manyana... always manyana.
Old Timer

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#51 Jul 19, 2010
Instead of Dennish showing up in Deming she sent one of her reps, who hardly answered many of the questions people asked. I'm supposed ask Donna Irwin what they're doing about it ? Isn't she the one with the funky land deal around here not long ago ? Don't know much about John Smith, but it seems it only takes the governor to call out the cavalry to stop things from happening, but then again he has some very greasy palms himself. I say it will happen if it's meant to be, and I was also looking more into the job aspect of this for the people more so than gambling for myself, we need jobs here and these people in office already know that and should be doing something on their own about it, we the people shouldn't have to nudge them.
happy humm

Deming, NM

#52 Mar 2, 2014
no f ing way
happy humm

Deming, NM

#53 Mar 2, 2014
no way

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