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12/13/2017

article Ruling Makes Opening of South Mountain Freeway a Reality for Late 2019
(Arizona) -- Valley motorists have experienced night closures on Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix, and have seen freeway interchanges taking shape. In the rural...

12/12/2017

press release Gila River Casinos take MVP Gold Glove Award
(Arizona) -- Gila River Hotels & Casinos hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks' annual Most Valuable Partner Awards event to honor the MLB team's top corporate...

10/31/2017

article Gila River Hotels & Casinos hosting hiring event Thursday
(Arizona) -- Are you looking for work? Gila River Hotels & Casinos in partnership with Spectra Food Services plans to fill more than 100 positions at their job fair...

10/23/2017

article Appeals panel reacts tepidly to anti-freeway arguments
(Arizona) -- Lawyers for South Mountain Freeway opponents appeared to receive a tepid response to their arguments from a three-judge federal appellate court panel at a...

9/29/2017

article Gila River Indian Community hosts job fair for more than 260 casino positions
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is hosting a casino job fair on Friday. More than 260 positions in a variety of areas are open, The Arizona Republic...

9/27/2017

article Gila River Hotels and Casinos looks to hire more than 260 at job fair near Chandler
(Arizona) -- Gila River Hotels and Casinos, which operates three metro Phoenix casinos, is hiring more than 260 people for positions ranging from bartenders to security...

9/17/2017

article Gila River Community members harvest reeds, willows from Salt River for baskets
(Arizona) -- After recent rains, a lush crop of reeds has grown along the banks of the Salt River. On Saturday, a group of about 20 gathered to harvest the reeds and...

7/27/2017

press release Gila River Casinos snags Romero Award
(Arizona) -- The Romero Awards are the highest honor in casino marketing and Gila River Hotels & Casinos was victorious at this year's conference for its direct...

7/24/2017

article Building pros share job skills with Gila River students
(Arizona) -- Recently ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering brought together a host of local companies and academic experts to share building and engineering...

7/7/2017

press release Gila River Hotels & Casinos Unveils Enhanced Players Club Program with THE Card
(Arizona) -- Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc., operator of the Gila River Casinos three Phoenix-area properties – Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Lone Butte...

6/24/2017

press release Casino Del Sol Celebrates 23 Years with Fireworks and Rock 'n' Roll
(Arizona) -- July marks the 23rd anniversary of Casino Del Sol, The Sol of Tucson, and the award-winning casino resort is celebrating all month long with world-class...

6/18/2017

article Major 9th Circuit Court Ruling Affirms Gila River Indian Community’s Water Rights in Upper Valley of the Gila River
(Arizona) -- In a June 13. 2017 court decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco sweepingly affirmed the Gila River Indian...

6/13/2017

article Phoenix approves water-conservation deal with Gila River tribal leaders, federal agencies
(Arizona) -- The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved a water-conservation agreement with the Gila River Indian Community and federal agencies on Tuesday,...

6/12/2017

article Cardinals, NFL not talking about potential casino naming-rights deal
(Arizona) -- The interest of a casino company in purchasing the naming rights to the Cardinals stadium is real. Neither the Cardinals nor the NFL are saying anything...

5/14/2017

article Coyotes Arena Season: Where do they go from here?
(Arizona) -- There’s an all too familiar feeling of unease lurking in the back of the mind for many Coyotes fans this off-season, or as it has come to be known,...

5/11/2017

article Casino group could acquire Cardinals’ stadium naming rights
(Arizona) -- According to a report in the Phoenix Business Journal, casino operators Gila River Gaming Enterprises will be meeting with representatives from the Arizona...

5/10/2017

article Casino company could acquire naming rights to Cardinals stadium
(Arizona) -- As the NFL continues to thumb its nose at gambling, it remains otherwise willing to put a hand out for money from gambling concerns. According to the...

4/1/2017

article OP/ED: Phoenix is doing what the West needs to do for water
(Arizona) -- Securing reliable water supplies is a Western problem, and Arizona is in the middle of that existential challenge. States that rely on Colorado River water...

3/24/2017

article VA Gets Tribe's Suit Over Health Care Reimbursements Nixed (sub req.)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona federal judge on Thursday tossed a suit by the Gila River Indian Community accusing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of failing to...

3/21/2017

article Gila River Indian Community agrees to water-storage deal with Phoenix that will restore flow to Gila River
(Arizona) -- The rush of water was louder than he remembered, so Gila River Indian Community Gov. Stephen Roe Lewis stepped away from the canal, toward the group that...

3/17/2017

article Gila River Indian Community Signs New Colorado River Agreement
(Arizona) -- You may know the Colorado River supplies 41 percent of the total water to Arizona. That means a turn of your tap or the swoosh of your sprinklers, and you...

3/4/2017

article Brush fire reported on Gila River reservation
(Arizona) -- Firefighters were battling a brush fire on the Gila River Indian Reservation near Old Price Road and Queen Creek Boulevard. Chandler Battalion Chief Blas...

2/3/2017

press release Gila River Gaming names new Chief Executive Officer
(Arizona) -- Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc., operator of three leading casino properties in Arizona, announced yesterday that Kenneth Manuel has been selected as...

1/10/2017

article Gila Community presses freeway fight as ADOT set to begin major Pecos Road work
(Arizona) -- The lawyer for the Gila River Indian Community last week filed a harshly worded response in federal appeals court over two highway planning agencies...

1/9/2017

article Casinos, Pari-Mutuel Supporters Join Forces in Georgia
(Georgia) -- Advocates of legalizing pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia are teaming up with casino operators for this year's legislative push. With an established horse...

1/4/2017

article Highway agencies deny that freeway work disturbed 20 Native American graves
(Arizona) -- The likely final effort to stop construction of the South Mountain Freeway until a federal appeals court rules on an appeal by opponents may come down to an...

12/13/2016

article Gila River tribe files motion to halt South Mountain Freeway construction
(Arizona) -- The Gila River tribe, fearing permanent harm to South Mountain and sacred land, filed a motion Friday in an attempt to halt construction of the South...

10/5/2016

article Freeway injunction would cost taxpayers ‘millions,’ government lawyers say
(Arizona) -- The legal fight over the South Mountain Freeway escalated last week as federal and state attorneys raised the specter of mounting costs to taxpayers if a...
article South Mountain Freeway design rolled out as Native Americans ramp up protests
(Arizona) -- Amid increasing protests by Native Americans, the Arizona Department of Transportation last week unveiled its latest design changes for the South Mountain...

9/29/2016

article Blackhorse: Sacred Prayer Items Banned From Public Meeting
(Arizona) -- Calling for the end to the pre-construction of a six-lane highway that will parallel and cut through the southwestern part of a sacred mountain, the...
article Native Americans ejected from South Mountain Freeway meeting
(Arizona) -- Native American protesters were quickly and peacefully ejected by Phoenix Police Tuesday night after they tried to make a public statement prior to the...

9/6/2016

article Feds reverse conviction, citing 'rat's nest' of tribal court problems
(Arizona) -- A divided federal appeals court Tuesday overturned the assault conviction of a Gila River Indian Community man, saying the tribal court failed to tell him...

9/2/2016

article U.S. Rep. Grijalva and tribal members unite for protection of Great Bend of the Gila
(Arizona) -- In light of a study recently released by Archaeology Southwest which connects various tribes including those in Yuma to the Great Bend of the Gila,...

8/31/2016

article Gila River tribe votes to appeal court's decision on freeway
(Arizona) -- The governing body of the Gila River Indian Community has voted unanimously to appeal a federal court's decision to allow construction of the proposed...

8/30/2016

article Gila River tribe to appeal court decision on Loop 202 construction
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is appealing a federal district court’s upholding South Mountain Freeway environmental documents.
article Gila River tribe to appeal South Mountain Freeway decision
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community Council will appeal a U.S. District Court judge’s decision to allow construction of a freeway next to tribal lands. In...

5/11/2016

article Court hears arguments against Phoenix freeway project
(Arizona) -- Community groups and an American Indian tribe say transportation officials failed to follow federal environmental law in the planning of a new Phoenix-area...
article Federal judge hears arguments to block South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- Lawyers representing opponents of the South Mountain Freeway and the transportation agencies they're suing to stop the project debated in federal court...
article Loop 202 fight heads to federal court
(Arizona) -- A fight over the expansion of Loop 202 will head to court Wednesday morning, as the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway...

9/22/2015

article Gila River Indian Community opposes freeway on sacred land
(Arizona) -- As the future South Mountain Freeway breaks through the barriers of limited accessibility and traffic congestion, it creates a new obstacle by cutting...

7/30/2015

article Judge refuses to block South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- A judge is refusing to block a planned freeway project in the Phoenix area. U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa on Tuesday denied a request for a pretrial...

7/22/2015

article Gila River leader says lack of broadband is harming tribal, rural areas
(Washington D.C.) -- The governor of the Gila River Indian Community told a House panel Wednesday that Indian Country is the nation’s “least served”...

6/30/2015

article Gila River tribe sues to prevent South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community has filed a lawsuit to prevent construction of the South Mountain Freeway, following a coalition of environmental and...

6/17/2015

article A force for change at Gila River Indian Community
(Arizona) -- Pamela Johnson is one of those individuals who's always looking to improve things. As chairperson of the board of directors for Gila River Gaming...
article Protesters Fight Loop 202 Extension
(Arizona) -- “No desecration for transportation!” loudly chanted a band of protesters, standing in the sun. The members of three local Native American tribes...

5/19/2015

article Lawsuit filed to block Phoenix extension of Loop 202
(Arizona) -- Opponents of a proposed freeway in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix filed a lawsuit Tuesday to block the roadway's construction. "Move the freeway...
article Opponents sue to stop Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- Environmental groups have sued to stop the controversial South Mountain Freeway from being built, they announced Tuesday morning. The coalition of...

5/11/2015

article Gila River officials reject SRP plan for power line
(Arizona) -- Salt River Project's plan to build a 230-kilovolt power line in the Southeast Valley was dealt a major setback last week, after the Gila River Indian...

11/11/2014

article Cardinals, Gila River Casinos Announce Expanded Partnership
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Cardinals Football Club and Gila River Casinos today announced a nine-year extension of the existing corporate partnership between the two...

9/15/2014

article Gila River Indian Community Federal Lobbying Tab Reaches Nearly $11 million
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community has spent nearly $11 million in federal lobbying since 2009, the year its sister tribe, the Tohono O'odham Nation...

8/13/2014

article Coyotes, Gila River Casino agree on arena name deal
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Coyotes announced Wednesday that the franchise and Gila River Casinos have agreed to terms on a nine-year partnership agreement that would...
article Glendale's Jobing.com Arena changing its name
(Arizona) -- Glendale's sports arena could drop "Jobing.com" from its title in lieu of a new nine-year partnership between the Arizona Coyotes and Gila...

8/20/2013

article Tribe’s trajectory for development along Loop 101 uncertain
(Arizona) -- Loop 101 on the Salt River Reservation east of Scottsdale winds through pastoral fields, past casinos and baseball stadiums. It has a community college and...

7/24/2013

article Gila River Indian Community struggles with freeway extension possibility
(Arizona) -- There has been a struggle going on within the Gila River Indian Community concerning the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.

7/10/2013

article Loop 202 extension won’t go on tribal land
(Arizona) -- A last-ditch effort to gain approval from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to go on tribal land instead of...

7/9/2013

article No new tribal vote on South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- A yearlong, developer-backed effort by tribal landowners to move the controversial South Mountain Freeway onto the Gila River Reservation appears dead.

7/5/2013

article Loop 202 won’t go on tribal land: Last-ditch efforts to put freeway on tribal land have failed
(Arizona) -- A last-ditch effort to gain approval from the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) for the South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway to go on tribal land instead of...

5/6/2013

article Initiative to approve the Loop 202 extention on tribal land still stands in limbo
(Arizona) -- The Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway was released on April 26, but as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)...

5/2/2013

article Initiative to approve the Loop 202 on tribal land still stands in limbo
(Arizona) -- The Draft Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for the South Mountain Freeway was released on April 26, but as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)...

2/21/2013

article Loop 202 initiative stalled pending police investigation
(Arizona) -- The tribal council for the Gila River Indian Community is sending the GRIC Landowners initiative — which could move the Loop 202 Freeway off the Pecos...
article Tribe calls for criminal investigation into freeway development group
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Tribal council called for an investigation yesterday into a group that wants to route a freeway through the Gila River Indian...

2/20/2013

article Gila River tribe orders probe linked to Loop 202 freeway signatures
(Arizona) -- A Gila River Indian Community Tribal Council meeting began at 9 a.m. Wednesday with the prospect that an initiative to move the proposed South Mountain...

2/19/2013

article San Tan Freeway expansion on reservation hotly debated
(Arizona) -- Should the San Tan Loop 202 be expanded? If so, how? It's a controversial issue that's being hotly debated within the Native American community.

2/17/2013

article Time to decide South Mountain Freeway's path
(Arizona) -- One of these centuries, the South Mountain Freeway will be built. Yes, you may see this view as naive, considering that nations have risen and fallen since...

2/15/2013

article Signatures for Loop 202 initiative to go before tribal council next week
(Arizona) -- A voter initiative that could move the Loop 202 freeway onto tribal land will go before the tribal council on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Once the initiative goes...

2/13/2013

article Ahwatukee resident homes could be saved from the proposed Loop 202 extension
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community is trying to convince tribal leaders to allow the Loop 202 extension to be built on tribal land.
article Tribe may vote on Loop 202 segment plan by June
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community tribal members could vote on the South Mountain Freeway by June 20, following action by a government panel on Wednesday.
article Tribe to Vote Again on Loop 202 Extension
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community Tribal Council will meet next week to decide on the fate of a proposed extension of the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway on tribal...

1/28/2013

article South Mountain Freeway supporters tout economic benefits for tribe
(Arizona) -- Joseph Perez says he has the best interest of the Gila River Indian Community at heart as the driving force behind an initiative to allow the South Mountain...

1/22/2013

article Freeway issue again before Phoenix-area tribe
(Arizona) -- A Phoenix-area tribe may once again consider allowing a proposed freeway to be built on tribal land.

12/6/2012

article Gila River tribe members plan march against proposed South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- Some members of the Gila River Indian Community have organized a relay run and march this weekend to oppose the proposed South Mountain Freeway on or near...

10/29/2012

article Tribe aims to make Gila River flow again
(Arizona) -- An agreement between the Gila River Indian Community and utility provider Salt River Project is likely to have long-term benefits for many Pinal County...

10/24/2012

article Agreement has SRP, tribes sharing expertise, water rights
(Arizona) -- As the prolonged drought continues, SRP lays plans to keep water available in the event of shortages. On the Gila River Indian Community just south of...

9/28/2012

article GRIC Landowners to formally turn in signatures for new initiative
(Arizona) -- Signatures for a new voter initiative for the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) on the Loop 202 freeway extension was turned in during a meeting yesterday...

9/6/2012

article Gila River Reservation landowners gather Loop 202 backing
(Arizona) -- A group of landowners on the Gila River Reservation who support building the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway on their land about a half-mile south of the...
press release New Vote Eminent to Bring the Loop 202 on Gila River
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community Landowners have been meeting with Tribal officials and are currently waiting for a special council meeting to be held in order...

5/21/2012

article Tribal members work to put Loop 202 on Gila land
(Arizona) -- A dozen landowners on the Gila River Reservation are gathering petition signatures in another effort to have the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway built on...

5/15/2012

article Gila River tribe may hold vote on South Mountain Freeway effort
(Arizona) -- A dozen landowners on the Gila River Reservation have gathered more than 1,200 signatures from residents who support a new effort to put the South Mountain...

5/14/2012

article Gila River tribe may hold vote on Loop 202 freeway
(Arizona) -- A dozen landowners on the Gila River Reservation have gathered more than 1,200 signatures from residents who support a new effort to put the South Mountain...

5/8/2012

article Gila River tribe picks Perini to build new hotel, casino at Vee Quiva
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community has picked Perini Building Company Inc. to develop and construct a new casino and resort hotel at the tribe’s Vee...

3/13/2012

article South Mountain Freeway effort: New vote needs 700 signatures
(Arizona) -- Backers of a new plan to move the South Mountain freeway extension out of Ahwatukee and onto Gila River Indian Reservation land have about three weeks to...

2/26/2012

article Pangea releases Loop 202 plan on tribal allotted land
(Arizona) -- Landowners of the Gila River Indian Community have filed an initiative with the Tribal Council to rescind the Feb. 7 vote and create a yes or no vote on a...

2/23/2012

article Another Loop 202 extension proposal?
(Arizona) -- The dry dusty desert in the south Valley along Pecos road has been slated for development for nearly 30 years. Arizona Department of Transportation...
article South Mountain freeway fight goes on / New Gila River vote is pursued
(Arizona) -- Pro-development forces are taking the South Mountain Freeway fight to tribal landowners less than a month after the Gila River Indian Community rejected...

2/11/2012

article GRIC vote takes freeway off tribal land, battle continues to save South Mountain
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) has spoken once again to not allow any freeway on tribal land. Now, the question is whether or not the Loop 202...

2/10/2012

article Gila River votes down Loop 202 plan
(Arizona) -- Members of the Gila River Indian Community have voted down a plan to move the proposed South Mountain Freeway a half-mile south, out of the Ahwatukee...
article GRIC vote takes freeway off tribal land, battle continues to save South Mountain
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) has spoken once again to not allow any freeway on tribal land. Now, the question is whether or not the Loop 202...

2/8/2012

article Tribal vote may not end South Mountain Freeway struggle
(Arizona) -- Despite Gila River Reservation residents' resounding "no" vote Tuesday, the battle over where the South Mountain Freeway extension will land...
article Tribe says no to Loop 202
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community voters do not want a Loop 202 extension around South Mountain on or off their reservation, according to unofficial results in a...

2/7/2012

article Gila River Indian Community appears to reject plans for South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- In a vote Tuesday, the Gila River Indian Community appears to have killed any chance of relocating the controversial South Mountain Freeway onto tribal land.
article Gila River Indian tribe votes on South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- When the Gila River Indian Community votes Tuesday on whether to permit the South Mountain Freeway to be built across its land, it will end decades of...

2/6/2012

article Gila River Indian Community votes on Loop 202 extension
(Arizona) -- When the Gila River Indian Community votes Tuesday on whether to permit the South Mountain Freeway to be built across its land, it will end decades of...

2/3/2012

article Gila River tribe votes Tuesday on South Mountain Freeway
(Arizona) -- On Tuesday, Gila River Indian Community voters will decide the fate of a freeway extension almost 30 years in the making, most of it controversial.
article Gila River votes on Loop 202 Tuesday
(Arizona) -- Members of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Tuesday on whether to allow the last leg of the Loop 202 to be built on tribal land.

2/1/2012

article Gila River tribe split on South Mountain freeway extension
(Arizona) -- For months, members of the Gila River Indian Community have gone door to door, urging their neighbors to vote in next week's referendum to decide the...

1/29/2012

article Gila River tribe split on freeway
(Arizona) -- For months, members of the Gila River Indian Community have gone door to door, urging their neighbors to vote in next week's referendum to decide the...

1/12/2012

article Opinion: Gila River tribe should vote to allow freeway on its land
(Arizona) -- The Valley has talked for years about the proposed South Mountain Freeway, and Ahwatukee Foothills has made a powerful effort to push the freeway onto...

1/3/2012

article AZ tribe to vote on freeway planned on reservation
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community residents will vote on whether to allow the South Mountain Freeway extension on tribal land.
article Tribe votes soon on Phoenix-area freeway plan
(Arizona) -- Gila River Indian Community residents are scheduled to vote Feb. 7 whether to allow the South Mountain Freeway extension on tribal land.

1/2/2012

article Gila River tribe to vote on freeway
(Arizona) -- Residents of the Gila River Indian Community will vote Feb. 7 on whether to allow the controversial South Mountain Freeway extension on tribal land.

12/14/2011

article Gila River Indian Community plans casino expansions
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community announced Wednesday that it will break ground next year on expansion projects, valued at $160 million, at its Lone Butte and...
article Gila River plans casino upgrades, new hotel
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community will invest $160 million to reconstruct and upgrade two of its casinos in the Phoenix area.
article Gila River tribe to spend $160 million on 2 casino-hotel projects
(Arizona) -- The Gila River Indian Community plans to spend $160 million to replace one of its casinos and build new hotels at the rebuilt site and at one other casino.

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