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Old 07-25-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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Really? Wow! I've done quite a bit of work with the Navajos. Tons of poverty on the res. Surprised the council would throw that kind of money around.
Could be they have a ton of money from casinos, assuming they've got some like many indian tribes these days.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Could be they have a ton of money from casinos, assuming they've got some like many indian tribes these days.
The tribe has a ton of members. Close to 200,000 live on the reservation. The casinos do alright, maybe around $80M in revenue a year before expenses, but not near what they would need to to have them living the high life. If they gave all the profits back to the people, it would probably amount to less than $100 a person a year. For that tribe, I think the casinos are more for a little extra cash and job creation. Not like some of the California, Minnesota, or Northeastern tribes who dwarf them in revenue and only have a few hundred members.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Dunno. Its was a quick soundbite on the morning news that the tribe were negotiating a large land purchase in southern Co. No mention of where specifically, but since this thread is about the southern most 14er, I thought they may be in alignment. Just like local news to not provide a lot of detail.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Dunno. Its was a quick soundbite on the morning news that the tribe were negotiating a large land purchase in southern Co. No mention of where specifically, but since this thread is about the southern most 14er, I thought they may be in alignment. Just like local news to not provide a lot of detail.
Different ranch (this thread now encompasses at least 4 of them). From what I gather the Navajo Nation is looking at buying property on two ranches near Westcliffe.
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Old 07-26-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Pueblo area
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I brought up the Walker Ranch because when I drive by, the landscape is boring flat and I start doing that math. 50,000 acres times $5,000. You could create an entire city south of Ft. Carson. Plenty of water, stunning views, flat land.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Plenty of water....
Maybe by appearance, but legally accessible could a whole 'nuther story.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:57 PM
 
Location: 26N x 82W
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I brought up the Walker Ranch because when I drive by, the landscape is boring flat and I start doing that math. 50,000 acres times $5,000. You could create an entire city south of Ft. Carson. Plenty of water, stunning views, flat land.
I am acquainted with Gary and Georgia. They've worked on those water impoundments for years and for that the won the Leopold Conservation Award in 2014. Well deserved too. Really nice couple. Yeah it is flat, but down by the river? Gorgeous. And using a nice chunk of that land to reintroduce black-footed ferrets, gotta give them a big thumbs up.

Edit: I've read the posts equating wealth with owning thousands of acres, they are comfortable at this point now in their lives to be sure... but Georgia kept them going in the early years working as a teacher in Pueblo. They have so many great stories those two.

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Old 07-27-2017, 02:20 PM
 
Location: 26N x 82W
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Here Cat, meet the folks that worked a lifetime to acquire, protect and improve those 65,000 deeded acres:

https://sandcountyfoundation.org/our...ey-creek-ranch

The video gives you a good feel of it all. Enjoy.
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