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Casino meeting Monday in Steamboat Springs


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— The group wanting to build a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport will host its second community meeting in Steamboat Springs on Monday.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill Lodge. A similar meeting was held July 5 in Hayden and was attended by about 75 people.

“This meeting will be similar to our first community meeting held earlier this month in Hayden,” Sleeping Giant Group partner Johnny Spillane was quoted as saying in a news release. “Our group will make a brief presentation, and then we will have a question-and-answer conversation with meeting attendees.”

Since the meeting in Hayden, the Sleeping Giant Group has added information about the project on its website, Partner Steve Hofman said people can view documents that provide examples of agreements between Native-American owned casinos and communities.

“One document, a memorandum of understanding between the city of Rohnert Park, Calif., and the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria, is a negotiated set of agreements involving issues ranging from traffic mitigation to law enforcement responsibilities to fire and water issues to fee contributions from the tribe to the city,” Hofman was quoted as saying in the release.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email

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