California Senate approves casino deal for North Fork tribe

On June 27, 2013, in News, by barstow

Los Coyotes and the City of Barstow deserve the same opportunity Los Angeles Times By Anthony York SACRAMENTO – The state Senate gave final approval to a controversial new tribal casino that divided Democrats and Republicans in Sacramento and could reshape the future of gambling in California. The 22-11 vote, which split members of both [...]

Long road to employment: Local jobless rate nearly 4.5 higher than national rate

On June 21, 2013, in News, by barstow

Desert Dispatch Brooke Self BARSTOW – Barstow’s unemployment rate ticked down to 12 percent, according to the latest employment data released by the California State Employment Development Department. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate is at a four-year low of 7.6 percent, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest numbers for the [...]

Barstow officials take casino petition to D.C.

On November 28, 2012, in News, by barstow

Timeline for long-awaited project still not established Daily Press Brooke Self, Staff Writer BARSTOW – Three city government officials and members of the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians met in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to discuss the status of the Barstow Casino. In talks that have gone on for 10 years, [...]

Santa Ysabel Casino files for bankruptcy: Casino struggled since it opened five years due to its remote location

On July 6, 2012, in News, by barstow

The Santa Ysabel Casino, which opened just five years ago, recently filed for bankruptcy and still owes North County more than $3 million. The casino, which is located 25 miles from the Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeño Indians reservation in a remote area of the county, has struggled due to it’s distant location [...]

Barstow 2011 in Review: Los Coyotes casino returns

On December 31, 2011, in News, by barstow

The Desert Dispatch The proposed Los Coyotes off-reservation casino for Barstow received a new breath of life when the federal Department of the Interior decided to re-evaluate the reasons they rejected the plan in 2008. In 2008, the Department of the Interior rejected the proposal because the San Diego-based tribe members lived too far away [...]