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Agriculture driving Guymon economy, casino and soccer complex in progress

While agriculture continued to drive Guymon’s economy, new businesses are also popping up in the city. Chris Hitch is a fifth generation rancher at Hitch Enterprises, an agriculture company with multiple feedyards in the Guyon area.

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Shawnee Tribe

8/22/2019

article Golden Mesa Casino in Oklahoma to open next month
(Oklahoma) -- The foundation has been laid and the walls put up, now all that remains for the Golden Mesa Casino to open its doors are the final touches. The Shawnee...

8/20/2019

article Golden Mesa Casino announces grand opening
(Oklahoma) -- The Golden Mesa Casino is a project more than a decade in the making and it will finally come to life in less than a month. The foundation has been laid...

8/13/2019

article Thunderbird Casino mural showcases prominent Native Americans
(Oklahoma) -- Norman residents that have driven by Thunderbird Casino in recent days likely noticed an addition to their outside scenery. The mural is painted near the...

8/9/2019

article New exhibit at the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center integrates the community
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe is working to integrate the community in a newly designed Cultural Center Exhibit. Select community members will be given their own...

8/1/2019

article Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center recognized for interactive display
(Oklahoma) -- One local tribe receives high recognition for its inaugural exhibit in its cultural center. The “From Ancient Hands Stories in Fire and Clay”...

7/22/2019

article Guymon expects tourism increase with new casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Golden Mesa Casino, under construction outside of Guymon, will be not only the first casino in the area, but also the first belonging to the Shawnee...

7/20/2019

article Wallace: A Shawnee Perspective on the Newark Earthworks
(Ohio) -- I am the Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma and a former professor/administrator of almost 40 years at Crowder College in Missouri. There I wore...

7/17/2019

article Agriculture driving Guymon economy, casino and soccer complex in progress
(Oklahoma) -- While agriculture continued to drive Guymon’s economy, new businesses are also popping up in the city. Chris Hitch is a fifth generation rancher at...

6/10/2019

article Children’s development program builds new facility, classrooms in Shawnee
(Oklahoma) -- A young children’s development program is building a new facility in Shawnee for its classes that will open in mid-August. Central Tribes of the...

5/8/2019

article Shawnee Board of Education meeting: Kim Paxson named principal of Sequoyah Elementary
(Oklahoma) -- Current Shawnee Middle School Assistant Principal Kim Paxson was voted by the Shawnee Board of Education on Monday to serve as Principal of Sequoyah...

3/28/2019

article Shawnee people reclaim their history with help of research done by UI professor
(Iowa) -- UI associate professor Stephen Warren has been conducting research on the Shawnee Tribe since his time as an undergraduate. Warren recently gifted an extensive...

3/20/2019

article Gordon Cooper hosts Shawnee Tribal leaders
(Oklahoma) -- On Tuesday March 12, 2019, Gordon Cooper Technology Center hosted Tribal leaders from the Shawnee area and several school superintendents from both...

3/10/2019

article Oklahoma tribe launches committee centered around children
(Oklahoma) -- Shawnee history is being told from a different perspective with the tribe's Kids Committee. The organization has spent the last year creating ideas to...

2/22/2019

article Exhibit featured in Shawnee Tribe’s tours for kids
(Oklahoma) -- Youth members of the Shawnee Tribe will offer Tours for Kids by Kids during two upcoming events.

11/11/2018

article Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center doors to open
(Oklahoma) -- A multimillion-dollar cultural center that’s been years in the making has become a reality for the Shawnee Tribe, which plans a grand opening today....

10/19/2018

article New Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center to open Nov. 10
(Oklahoma) -- On November 10 at 10 a.m., Chief Ron Sparkman will lead the ribbon cutting ceremony and the doors will be open at the new Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center in...

7/20/2018

article VA, Shawnee Tribe schedule presumptive condition event
(Oklahoma) -- On July 31, Veterans Affairs and the Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will host a Presumptive Conditions Campaign Event focused on identifying and assisting...

6/23/2018

article Shawnee Tribe is hiring! Position Title: Executive Director of Gaming Commission
(Oklahoma) -- The Executive Director of the Shawnee Tribe Gaming Commission is responsible for the day-to-day monitoring of gaming activities, including implementation...

6/9/2018

article Shawnee Tribe wins federal approval of Class III gaming compact
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe continues to make progress on a long-awaited off-reservation casino in Oklahoma. When the Golden Mesa Casino opens next summer, it will...

6/7/2018

article Shawnee Tribe's Okla. Gaming Compact Gets BIA OK
(Oklahoma) -- An agreement between the Shawnee Tribe and the state of Oklahoma allowing the tribe to engage in Class III gambling has been given the stamp of approval...

6/6/2018

article Shawnee Tribe breaks ground on Oklahoma casino
(Oklahoma) -- Following an official deed signing in March of this year, which placed an over 100-acre site in trust, the federally recognized Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma,...

6/1/2018

article Shawnee Tribe, GGS breaks ground on Golden Mesa Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe, in partnership with Global Gaming Solutions, broke ground May 31 on the Golden Mesa Casino, a 42,000-square-foot, high-quality casino...

5/31/2018

article Guymon hopes to hit the jackpot with Golden Mesa Casino
(Oklahoma) -- After a groundbreaking ceremony today, construction on the Golden Mesa Casino in Guymon can officially begin. President and CEO of Global Gaming Solutions...

5/29/2018

press release Shawnee Tribe, Global Gaming Solutions break ground on Golden Mesa Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe, in partnership with the Chickasaw Nation and Global Gaming Solutions, will break ground on Golden Mesa Casino, a 42,000-square-foot,...

4/3/2018

article Shawnee Tribe to break ground on off-reservation casino in spring
(Oklahoma) -- In Oklahoma, the Shawnee Tribe plans to break ground in Guymon for the Golden Mesa Casino after on March 28 following a Texas County records check and site...

4/1/2018

article Shawnee Tribe signs deed to 107 acres for Golden Mesa Casino construction
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe has cleared the way for the building of the Golden Mesa Casino in Texas County, Oklahoma, after signing a deed that placed 107 acres in...

3/29/2018

article Shawnee Tribe planning to start work on off-reservation casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe is planning to start of construction on a long-awaited off-reservation casino. The tribe officially signed the deed for the 107-acre site...

3/28/2018

article Following a site visit and Texas County records check, the deed signing took place March 28
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe signed a deed placing 107 acres in the Oklahoma Panhandle officially in trust, clearing the way for the building of the Golden Mesa...
article Texas County is Getting a New Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Texas County is getting a new casino. The Shawnee tribe signed a deed placing 107 acres in the Oklahoma Panhandle officially in trust, clearing the way for...

1/26/2018

article Shawnee Tribe gets trust land for gaming
(Oklahoma) -- At a Jan. 19 ceremony, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribe’s application to put 102.98 acres of land in Guymon into federal...

1/23/2018

article U.S. Interior approves Shawnee Tribe’s plan for casino
(Oklahoma) -- At a signing ceremony on Friday, Jan. 19, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribe’s application to put 102.98 acres of...
article ‘Turning the Spend’ - Eastern Shawnees host economic development symposium
(Oklahoma) -- Exciting and innovative ideas were shared during the ‘Turning the Spend’ business and economic development symposium hosted by the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of...

1/22/2018

article New Oklahoma casino to bring entertainment, jobs and revenue
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a new casino for the Shawnee tribe in Guymon, Oklahoma. The large casino is not only expected to bring...

1/21/2018

article Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands
(Oklahoma) -- After nearly two decades of delays and setbacks, the Shawnee Tribe finally has a place to call home. During a ceremony in Oklahoma City on Friday, Chief...

1/20/2018

article Feds Approve Tribe's Plan for Casino in Oklahoma Panhandle
(Oklahoma) -- Federal officials have approved an Indian tribe's request to put more than 100 acres of land into trust to pave the way for a 42,000-square-foot casino in...
press release Secretary of the Interior approves tribe’s fee-to-trust application to build casino in Oklahoma Panhandle
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American Tribe’s application to put over 100 acres of land into federal Indian trust status for a casino has been approved. On Friday, U.S....
article Shawnee Tribe cleared to build Guymon casino
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribe's application to put 102.98 acres of land in Guymon into federal Indian trust...
article U.S. Interior approves Shawnee Tribe’s plan for casino
(Oklahoma) -- At a signing ceremony Friday, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke approved the Shawnee Tribe’s application to put 102.98 acres of land in...

1/19/2018

article Feds approve tribe's plan for casino in Oklahoma Panhandle
(Oklahoma) -- Federal officials have approved an Indian tribe's request to put more than 100 acres of land into trust to pave the way for a 42,000-square-foot casino in...
article Golden Mesa Casino receives full approval to move forward
(Oklahoma) -- After several months of waiting and no news, the Shawnee tribe and Global Gaming Solutions have received full approval to move forward with Golden Mesa...
article Officials clear the way for Guymon casino to be built amid controversy
(Oklahoma) -- The Shawnee Tribe's application to place land in trust for casino construction in Texas County has been approved. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke,...
article OK Gov. Fallin Signs Application with Golden Mesa Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Governor Mary Fallin was joined by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Ron Sparkman, chief of the Shawnee Tribe, in signing the Shawnee Tribe’s...
article Secretary of the Interior approves tribe’s fee-to-trust application to build casino in Oklahoma Panhandle
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American Tribe’s application to put over 100 acres of land into federal Indian trust status for a casino has been approved.
article Shawnee Tribe secures historic approval for off-reservation homelands
(Oklahoma) -- After nearly two decades of delays and setbacks, the Shawnee Tribe finally has a place to call home. During a ceremony in Oklahoma City on Friday, Chief...

11/5/2017

article The lost legacy of the Shawnee in Cecil
(Maryland) -- There are historic markers throughout Cecil County along various roads detailing in some small manner the existence of the Susquehannock tribe in the...

10/25/2017

article Shawnee Tribe announces inaugural Director of the Shawnee Tribe Cultural Center
(Oklahoma) -- Ben Barnes, second chief of the Shawnee Tribe, announced today the appointment of Marnie Leist as the Executive Director of the Shawnee Tribe Cultural...

10/16/2017

article Indigo Sky Casino opens second hotel tower
(Oklahoma) -- After announcing expansion plans last year, the Indigo Sky Casino has now opened a second hotel tower complete with guest rooms, conference space and a...

10/14/2017

article Indigo Sky Casino’s latest expansion adds 45 jobs
(Oklahoma) -- The Indigo Sky Casino recently opened a second hotel tower, the Sycamore, which includes 127 hotel rooms, two executive suites, a banquet center, a...

10/4/2017

article Hotel adds new tower, banquet center
(Oklahoma) -- A major area casino has opened a new tower and banquet center to its hotel. Indigo Sky Casino celebrated the opening of the Sycamore Tower - adjacent to...

10/3/2017

article Celebrating expansion at Indigo Sky Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Growth was on display Friday, Sept. 29, as officials with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma celebrated the completion of the newest hotel tower at...

3/14/2017

article Shawnee Tribe’s panhandle casino gets Governor’s stamp - Tribe acquires first trust land
(Oklahoma) -- With Governor Mary Fallin's approval the Shawnee Tribe can now move ahead with plans to build a $25 million casino in the Oklahoma panhandle near the...

3/12/2017

article Shawnee Tribe’s panhandle casino gets Governor’s stamp - Tribe acquires first trust land
(Oklahoma) -- With Governor Mary Fallin's approval the Shawnee Tribe can now move ahead with plans to build a $25 million casino in the Oklahoma panhandle near the...

3/9/2017

article Governor approves Guymon casino proposal
(Oklahoma) -- The proposal to build a casino near Guymon has overcome its final hurdle. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin approved the Shawnee Tribe's proposal on...
article Okla. Gov. OKs Shawnee Tribe's Panhandle Casino Plan [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday that she had agreed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to approve a $25 million casino project for the...

3/8/2017

article Casino Set to Open in Guymon
(Oklahoma) -- While gambling is illegal in the Lone Star State, you may soon only have to drive a couple hours to take your chances. Oklahoma will soon see a new...
article Gov. Fallin approves Shawnee Tribe’s application for casino in Oklahoma Panhandle
(Oklahoma) -- An American Indian tribe’s plan to build a $25 million casino in the Oklahoma Panhandle, which is hundreds of miles from its headquarters, has been...
article Guymon casino given green light by Fallin
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Mary Fallin is giving her approval to a federal agency's decision that paves the way for the Shawnee Tribe to build a $25 million casino near...

2/3/2017

article Golden Mesa Casino receives approval on application by Secretary of the Interior
(Oklahoma) -- The following statement was given to the Guymon Daily Herald from Ron Sparkman, Chief of the Shawnee Tribe: “We are very pleased the Interior...

1/31/2017

article Shawnee Tribe waits for answer on off-reservation casino project
(Oklahoma) -- A change in administration could affect an off-reservation casino proposed by the Shawnee Tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs published an environmental...

1/16/2017

article Panhandle leaders at odds over proposed tribal casino
(Oklahoma) -- In the middle of Oklahoma’s panhandle, various groups have drawn their lines in the dusty, sun-hardened ground of Texas County. Each faction is...

1/10/2017

article EDITORIAL: Junking gaming compacts may only increase casino controversies in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- CONTROVERSY over the Shawnee Tribe's effort to build a casino near Guymon highlights the complexities of federal law regarding tribes and the conflicts...

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