Friday, July 8, 2011

Proposed Barstow Casino Moves Forward


We came across this article from the Fourth of July weekend (though not connected to the MAGLEV project), it will have movement forward for possible additional jobs for the residents of the Barstow/Victorville area.

You can find all the details on from the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno tribes website.


Barstow casino takes step forward

On July 1, 2011, in News, by barstow
Desert Dispatch
Karen Jonas
BARSTOW – Nearly a full decade after it was first proposed, an Indian gaming casino that would be located near the Barstow outlets has received a new breath of life after a draft environmental impact statement was released Friday.
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno tribe — who have a reservation in San Diego County — first began plans for a casino near the Lenwood outlets in 2001. The project stalled in 2008 after the Department of Interior issued a memorandum that required off-reservation gaming casinos to be located within a “commutable distance” of the tribe’s reservation.
The application for the Los Coyotes casino in Barstow was rejected because of the new requirement, and the tribe filed another application in May 2008, said Suzanne Schaeffer — a lawyer working on the land trust application for the tribe.
Earlier this month, the Department of the Interior rescinded the memorandum and announced that it will move forward to process pending off-reservation gaming applications based on current federal law, according to a prepared statement from the Department of the Interior.
The Los Coyotes casino will have to undergo a “two-part” test in order to put the land – currently owned by BarWest Gaming, Inc. — into federal trust and allow the casino to be constructed, said Schaeffer. The tribe must prove that off-reservation gaming is in the best interest of the tribe and is not detrimental to the surrounding community and the governor also has to approve the project.

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