Even if we have so many reasons to avoid investment in Tangkasnet such areas as Lost Coyotes reservations there must be some solutions to improve quality of its habitants. There is always a solution and these people are still waiting for miracle to happen. Once some said that there is not bad investment only a bad plan and we do believe that there is way to sort this out and help this area to develop. We believe this area is not useless it is neglected and authorities should react and make a good project and long-term plan that will make changes and help these people to live normally and according to twenty-first century. We are not living in a tribe century and they should be a part of our history not our reality. No matter how cruel is nature; people should find a way to soften it.
An opportunity for creating gambling resorts
Some businessmen have spotted an opportunity to create a chain of casino resorts and to multiply Las Vegas idea. They have started to negotiate with government in order to convince them that this is the only way out and just what this reservation needed in order to start its development. This project will make an enormous profit and help people from this reservation have descent life. Some politicians have already recognized the benefits of this idea, such as Schwarzenegger and we believe he is not the only one. In the future this reservation will have an economic boom and after 1999 it will have its first serious investment.
Some business realized that casino and gambling resort is a great opportunity for making profit. Hiring thousands of people from this area will help community and its own development. Creating a gambling resort will attract other investors and help this idea grow and become a long-term project that will make an economic boom of this reservation. No matter how difficult it sounds there is no high risk of loss. As a matter a fact chance to loose is zero,
According to Lenwood this place is a gold mine for bola tangkas. It is not true that this area is not approachable. Great businessmen need to pay attention on this idea. It will increase employment and help people live and work there and have a decent life.
Education in Lost Coyotes
This is even sadder story, they live like they are two centuries behind and it is awfully hard to even talk about it and even harder to help them. If you do not have condition for descent life and elementary needs, you will not have conditions to have a descent education. Half of population 25 years and over have never finished high school. This fact is terrifying. We cannot blame those people they are fighting against nature and practically they are still fighting for their life and basic needs.
If we invest in education of Lost Coyotes population, its electricity and wire it we will have enough human resources to start a new project and build casinos that will return your investment in less than a year. Casinos are Lost Coyotes only chance and a certain way out. People that will work there will also continue to live there and that will be the best benefit of this project. With this project we will use the most powerful weapon of modern time – the internet almighty.
We can create casinos and make a center of live and online gambling where we could be able to hire the citizens of this area and help them evolve in a strong economic community. We believe in that economic boom is going to happen here and that will save these people from starving. We have a vision of creating strong gambling resort that will attract investors and make profit.
Even though this terrain is steep and rocky and some people would say it is not something where you should invest your profit, Lost Coyotes reservation is more than a steep place. It is a place that has a soul and history. This area is neglected not approachable.
Life condition in Lost Coyotes
It is a far and distant location that made itself unavailable for any economic development, and people are too afraid to invest in it. Even the biggest and most famous businessman gave up on trying anything. Until 1999 there were no electricity and we must admit that even now there are some sectors of reservation that are not wired. We cannot even say that life in this reservation is frugal it is worse, life and life conditions are substandard and profoundly poor. We must say that more than half of population still uses wood as their heating source, to be more precise 68%.
Could you imagine life without kitchen or plumber facilities, well 18% of homes in this reservation actually live like this, and even more of homes have no phone service not to mention mobile phones.
Prime habitat for variety of species
Although human are in extremely bad life conditions in Lost Coyotes reservation, rare and endangered species are safe here and this is a paradise for them. Among variety of birds and mammals we can find even a reptiles here in this prime habitat. However in some areas pesticide use should be limited to protect some species such as Peninsular Bighorn Sheep.
Poker Online gambling and casinos as a way out
If you want to develop in area that has no natural diamonds you need to use your imagination and to use artificial power. The most powerful weapon of all time is internet. If wired this area and start working on online gambling, poker online and casinos we will be able to hire more than 3000 people and to provide them with descent life. In order to achieve this government needs to invest in electricity and education. After this process people will be ready to start a progress and to develop afterwards on their own.
Some of the experts in sector Casino Poker believe in economic boom
Some of the experts believe that poker online gambling will effect and provoke economic boom in some areas such as Lenwood. They believe that we should have Lost Coyotes casino resorts instead of reservation and this is the only way to use its resources in the best possible way. The main treasure of these area are human resources and space, enormous space where we can build resorts and crate oasis of casinos and gambling center, that can become one of the biggest attraction ever. If gambling is a bad investment than Las Vegas will be over long time ago. Having casino resort is the most encouragement idea when it comes to this reservation. It is sad to say that this is maybe the only way out.
Barstow Station ranked busiest stop in the West (Barstow Station is the most visited in USA, almost like Las Vegas)
BARSTOW – USA Today has named Barstow Station the busiest rest stop in the West for Thanksgiving travel.
This stop is like a gambling attraction. You cannot step by and resist it. Once you visit it you will always come back. You can even step by and use it to play your favorite domino online or slot online game it has the fastest Wi-Fi ever. We can compare Barstow with Las Vegas the only difference between these two is that you cannot get married here, well at least for now. You can easily become an addict but the feeling is great. The main reason is its amazing and dedicated staff, they are like drug and they will always manage to make you somehow smiling.
USA Today’s Nov. 20 report used data from the mobile application Foursquare to compile a list of the busiest rest stops in the country based on the volume of check-ins last year from Nov. 20 through 25.
“That was based on last year’s travel, way before Dunkin’ Donuts came to town,” said Ben Rosenberg, whose family owns Barstow Station. “It was exciting to see; it shows our family’s hard work over the years. I hope all the changes and renovations continue to bring in travelers. It’s kind of cool to see just how many travelers stopped by Barstow Station during last year’s heavy travel period.”
While taking a break on a trip from Burbank to Salt Lake City on Monday, Jasper Green said he has always stopped at Barstow Station when traveling along Interstate 15.
Green said the addition of Dunkin’ Donuts to Barstow Station was the “icing on the cake” for the family’s annual 700-mile trip.
Vince Bryant, traveling from Oceanside to Rapid City, S.D., said he had heard about the historical Barstow Station but had never stopped until Monday.
“I’ve driven from Oceanside to South Dakota quite a few times but have never stopped here,” Bryant said. “Once I heard about Dunkin’ Donuts coming to Barstow, I would make it a can’t-miss stop for us this year. I was surprised to come in and see atmosphere and clean restrooms. You don’t see that at most rest stops.”
Darnell Carter left Grand Rapids, Mich., early Saturday morning en route to visit his mother-in-law in Lancaster.
Unlike Green and Bryant’s stops at Barstow Station, his was randomly made to satisfy his 7-year-old’s craving for McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. But that didn’t stop Carter and his wife Erica from enjoying Panda Express and a cup of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts.
Clyde V. Kane Rest Area in Newberry Springs and Valley Wells Rest Area near Baker also made the list at No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
Casino, aluminum plant projects could bring 3,000-plus jobs to area.
We can help this area to develop and step out of “black zone”. We can hire more than half of the population and increase their incomes, enough to provide them with food and help them run descent lives. This area is not inappropriate for investment it is neglected.
By Mike Lamb
LENWOOD – Motorists driving past the Lenwood Road overpass project toward Barstow see firsthand the results of decades of economic decay: Run-down buildings, businesses barely hanging on, others long closed.
There are two major projects on the horizon, however, that could change that. They put that Lenwood neighborhood at ground zero for a possible economic explosion.
The Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians proposed to build a casino online and resort off Lenwood Road just east of Interstate 15 about 12 years ago. The release of a final environmental impact statement last week revitalized interest in a project that if approved would spark $160 million in investment and employ 1,000 people.
Also looming is a proposal by Irvine-based Scuderia Development that targets land near the defunct Sun & Sky Country Club and golf course for a massive aluminum plant that would eventually employ 2,000 or more highly-skilled workers. The Barstow City Council voted 5-0 last month to approve the framework of a development agreement with the company.
If both, or even just one, of the those projects become reality, the ripple effect would rumble right down Main Street in Barstow to the I-15 and surrounding communities. It would also likely move in the opposite direction into the Victor Valley. But the first ripple would likely strike the Lenwood area.
Viola Busulto, who grew up in the area and delivered newspapers as a little girl, said she remembers when Lenwood was a self-sustaining community. Not only does she serve as a Barstow planning commissioner, but she also owns a barber shop on Main Street in Lenwood.
“The great thing about the casino is that people working there will live here. Housing will go up,” said Busulto. “People who have a place to work and a home will then need a place to shop.”
Busulto says she’s “trying to hang on until things do happen.”
Mohammed Alajele is new to the neighborhood. He manages the Little Depot, a hardware and home improvement store that recently opened at Frank and Main streets. He is happy for the construction of the overpass and at the prospects of the casino and aluminum plant.
“We feel great about it. Very encouraging,” said Alajele. “A lot of people coming here (Little Depot) looking for jobs. Wish we could be more accommodating.”
Mike Hamden, owner of Lenwood Discount Market, agrees.
“Anything will help,” he said. “So many people are looking for jobs in Barstow.”
Barstow’s unemployment rate stood at 11.7 percent in March, and Lenwood’s was even worse at 17.4 percent — the highest unemployment rate in the High Desert.
Delores Brea at Divine’s Market & Liquor Store says her customers have been talking about the casino for a long time.
“It would be good for the economy if we had those jobs. It would probably increase our business,” she said.
While Shop For Less clerk Annette Elizando has her doubts that either project will happen, she’s in favor of both.
“I’m for it. But I don’t think the good old boys in Barstow will let it happen,” Elizando said. “But anything that brings jobs, bring it on. If it’s the Barstow Aluminum Plant, it should hire local people. Barstow residents first.”
An employee at Jason’s Complete Auto Repair says Lenwood is an extremely depressed area. Scott Christie said the projects will “get us out of the rut many of us have been in.” While he is worried about falling property values, Christie said it’s obvious both projects mean more money and would make Barstow a better place to live.
“A lot of people don’t live here by choice,” Christie said. “It’s what they can afford.”
Affordability, jobs and housing are all on the minds of city officials, politicians and real estate experts like Carol Randall, vice president and partner with Lee & Associates. She said she believes just the possibility of these two projects becoming reality is sparking development interest in Barstow.
“Even one of those projects has the ability to change the entire face of Barstow,” Randall said. “Just the proposal of a project of this size (the Barstow Aluminum Plant) is a very positive indicator. It’s very hard to do business in California. And there is all the stuff that is going to surround this project, any project — Mr. baker and candlestick maker are going to benefit from this project.”
Randall has already seen the effects of the proposals. She has seen interest in land triple near Lenwood and along Route 66. But she said not all Lenwood residents are going to be happy with the results.
“Some people moved out there to be able to see the stars,” Randall said. “If they decide to sell, I hope they get the price they want. The value of their home is very important to them. Lifestyle is threatened. They made these choices (to live in Lenwood) years ago. They may be mourning the loss of the value of their homes and their lifestyle. And I can understand that.”
At City Hall, however, the upside of each project is appealing.
“We’re talking about 3,000 jobs, and those are permanent,” said Mayor Pro Tem Timothy Silva, who was born and raised in Barstow. He later moved to the Victor Valley but returned to Barstow in 2003. “We are talking about other businesses that can be supported from (both projects). We are looking at more jobs and rooftops. Both of those are very exciting.”
Economic development has been the No.1 priority for Barstow City Manager Curt Mitchell and his staff at City Hall. He said it’s hard to say how many businesses could spin off the two projects, but he expects major economic growth. While more traffic will follow, so will more shopping options and restaurants.
“We feel we have a lot of advantages,” Mitchell said, listing logistics and land that can accommodate commercial activity. He said the city has been working on the industrial park for a year and a half and it is prepped for expansion.
He also believes Barstow is in a good position for expansion because of transportation options between Interstate 15 and the railroad yard.
Some Barstow residents remember the 1970s, when Barstow had more residents than Victorville. Those days probably won’t return, but if either of these major projects comes to fruition, there is little doubt Barstow will never be the same.
The Los Coyotes reservation sits in a remote region of northern San Diego County, on land unsuitable for commercial development – unless we create a casino resort
The Reservation of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians consists of approximately 25,050 acres located in the hills near Warner’s Hot Springs, California, approximately 70 miles from San Diego, sandwiched between the Cleveland National Forest and the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The reservation is remote and has extremely mountainous and rugged terrain, with more than 75 percent of its land on slopes exceeding 17 degrees. As a result, the Reservation remains largely undeveloped.
The Tribe currently has 328 enrolled members, but only 82, or about 25%, of its members live on the Reservation. Because of the considerable geographic and infrastructure limitations on on-reservation economic development, and the related limited availability of employment and housing opportunities there, the majority of Los Coyotes members are dispersed over southern California.
The federally recognized Tribe is located northeast of San Diego and southeast of Los Angeles.
Because the Reservation is largely undeveloped, it provides habitat to rare and endangered species. Supporting a diverse wildlife habitat, the reservation serves as a prime habitat for a variety of birds, mammals, and reptiles and is of primary importance to bio-diversity in the region. For example, portions of the adjacent Anza-Borrego State Park are designated as critical habitat for the endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep. Similarly, the Environmental Protection Agency has identified areas within the Los Coyotes Reservation where pesticide use should be limited to protect the Peninsular Bighorn Sheep.
Today, there is almost no development of the Los Coyotes reservation.
The excessively rocky and steep terrain accounts in part for the fact that the Reservation is severely underserved by the infrastructure necessary to support economic development. Electricity was not brought to the reservation until 1999 (and many sectors of the reservation still are not wired), water delivery infrastructure is outdated and inadequate, and wastewater disposal infrastructure is nearly nonexistent. As a result, living conditions on the Reservation are profoundly substandard. The 2000 census reported that only two homes on the Reservation use electricity for heating, that 68.2% of all homes use wood as their heating source, that 18% of homes have no plumbing or kitchen facilities, and that 22.7% of homes have no phone service. Mobile homes make up 45.5% of the housing units on the Reservation (there are twelve single-family homes and ten mobile homes total, to serve an on-reservation tribal membership population of 82). Of the Reservation population 25 years and over, 53.6% never finished high school; while only two residents had Associate degrees and no residents had Bachelor’s or graduate degrees.
Unfortunately this is an enormous issue that nobody is interested in, well at least not enough. Everyone is wondering why it is like that and when somebody is going to do something about it. This terrain could be a great place for big project it just needs to be recognized like that. Creating casino resort will be great solution!
Electricity, connected just 12 years ago, serves only the edge of the reservation.
The remote location, difficult terrain and environmental sensitivity of the Reservation have made meaningful economic development there impossible, and the Los Coyotes Band has had no alternative but to seek land off-reservation for economic development.