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New tribal tradition: counting its millions (COLORADO) -- On a cool Tuesday morning last fall, hundreds of Southern Ute Indians headed for the bank.

Colorado voters could have say on track slot machines (COLORADO) -- Colorado state Senator Jack Taylor (R-Steamboat Springs) has begun a push for state racetracks to obtain at least 100,000 signatures on petitions so that an initiative permitting slot machines at horse and greyhound racetracks can be placed on the November ballot.

Tribe, county strike tax compromise (COLORADO) -- The Southern Ute Indian Tribe will pay La Plata County a portion of its profits from selling federal tax credits to private companies as part of an agreement created to avoid a lawsuit.

Ute tribal casino getting $10 million face lift (COLORADO) -- The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Casino is undergoing a $10 million renovation that will include a new hotel and the largest convention center in Montezuma County.

Southern Utes vote for stability on council (COLORADO) -- In one of the most important elections in the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s history, an incumbent was re-elected and four former councilors will face off in runoff elections for a second seat and the tribal chairmanship.

Southern Ute Tribe thinks big for new Grandview (COLORADO) -- The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has some grandiose plans for Grandview that could include a new hospital, two schools, big-box retail and up to 2,000 new homes in the next 20 years.

Challenge to gambling petition delayed in court A group hoping to keep a gambling proposal off the November ballot will have to wait nearly three more weeks before it can make its arguments in court. (NEBRASKA) -- Gambling with the Good Life's case had been scheduled to be heard Tuesday in Lancaster County District Court, but defendants were added to the lawsuit Monday, so the case was continued until Aug. 29.

Lottery has record year (COLORADO) -- Buoyed by strong Powerball sales, the Colorado Lottery posted record sales of more than $407 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, providing more than $110 million for school construction and other projects.

Colorado casinos continue to defy the odds, luring summer gamblers (COLORADO) -- Fire, drought, stifling heat and a slumping economy seem to be perfect incubators for the gaming business.

Campbell: ‘You can hear the cries of the innocents’ (COLORADO) -- The Pueblo Chieftain asked Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Colorado’s senior Republican senator, about his role in making the Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site a reality.

Sand Creek healing can begin (COLORADO) -- The ghosts of Sand Creek may finally rest in peace. The healing at the massacre site in southeastern Colorado may begin now that a private donor is paying $1.5 million to purchase a privately owned ranch where U.S. soldiers slaughtered 163 Native Americans 138 years ago.

Sand Creek site parcel on block Quest for better price may imperil memorial (COLORADO) --  The heart of a designated Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site is for sale.

Tribal council member sentenced for embezzlement (COLORADO) -- A new member of the Southern Ute Tribal Council has been sentenced to four months of in-home monitoring and two years of probation for embezzlement.

$150 million Black Hawk Casino opens Hyatt's new venture to boast 700 workers, feature over 1,300 gambling machines (COLORADO) -- The $150 million Black Hawk Casino by Hyatt opened Thursday as the largest casino in the 10-year history of Colorado gaming.

Colo., N.M., Ariz. may merge lotteries (COLORADO) -- The Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico lotteries are moving toward creation of a tri-state numbers game, the Arizona Lottery's director said Friday.

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