Ute Tribe Explores Casino Project in Dinosaur

The Ute Tribe is exploring the possibility of opening a casino in Dinosaur, Colorado. The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that while the idea had been floated around in 2011, the present proposal comes with the idea of the tribe purchasing some federal land to connect reservation land with the proposed project site. According to the article, the tribe has proposed to the BLM that 2,453 acres of land between Dinosaur and the Utah border be sold to the tribe in order to avoid the need for gubernatorial support. Dinosaur Town Council supports the project concept because of the opportunity for jobs in the community. Moffat County Commissioner have met with Ute Tribe representatives but have not expressed whether or not they support the potential project. The Tribe has stated that the project is early in the planning stages but they are exploring the option as it would expand the reservation and provide for economic development. 

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