Colorado Tribal Casino Plans Move Ahead
As reported by the Durango Herald: "The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is moving forward with plans to build a new casino, hotel and convention center just north of Ignacio, with a planned spring 2008 opening. "The tribe announced Tuesday its go-ahead for the development, which includes a 45,000-square-foot casino with up to 700 slot machines, 20 table games, a 200-seat bingo hall, a 24-lane bowling center, day-care facilities, multiple restaurants and administrative offices. "The total development, located northeast of the intersection of Colorado Highway 172 and County Road 517, is expected to encompass approximately 300,000 square feet. It also will include a 150-room hotel with a pool and sun deck, retail space and a small fitness center. ".Plans also call for walking paths, an amphitheater for powwows and other cultural events, and a miniature golf course."