Gila River Archives

Building pros share job skills with Gila River students

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Recently ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering brought together a host of local companies and academic experts to share building and engineering skills with a group of middle school students from Gila River Indian Community. The event was part of the Gila River community’s STEAAAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Agriculture, Architecture and Math) program.  The event included… Read More →

Gila River Gaming Enterprises names new CEO

Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc., operator of three leading casino properties in Arizona, announced yesterday that Kenneth Manuel has been selected as the Enterprises’ new Chief Executive Officer. Manuel is the first member of the Gila River Indian Community to hold this position permanently. The announcement comes after an intensive search and selection process by… Read More →

Work underway on first phase of Skyline Regional Park

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | New to Market

Skanska has started work on phase one of the 8,675-acre Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. The $3.95 million project for the City of Buckeye includes roadway construction, park features including entry gate house, entry gate monument and gates, ramadas, rest rooms and a pedestrian/equestrian bridge across the Skyline Wash. The work consists of subgrade preparation,… Read More →

House, Senate panels forward bills to halt Glendale casino

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WASHINGTON – Bills that would halt construction on a Tohono O’odham casino in Glendale passed committees in both the House and the Senate Wednesday. The Keep the Promise Act of 2015 – introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale – would “prohibit gaming activities on certain Indian land in Arizona until… Read More →

Glendale supports tribe’s casino plan

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The Glendale City Council has approved a resolution to support the Tohono O’Odham Nation’s proposal to build a casino near the city’s sports and entertainment district. The council voted 4-3 Tuesday to back the plan that the tribe projects will have a $300 million annual economic impact. The Tohono O’Odham has been pushing a proposal… Read More →

SRP eyes alternatives for power line plan

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by in Business News | Energy

Salt River Project has delayed its proposal to bring high-voltage power lines to Chandler and Sun Lakes neighborhoods. Officials with the utility company say they’re continuing to work with the Gila River Indian Community on an alternative plan. SRP had planned to apply for state permission to bring the 230-kilovolt power lines through neighborhoods in… Read More →

Bondurant celebrates his 80th birthday

by in Business News | Events | Sports

Bob Bondurant celebrates his 80th birthday today (April 27), and he’ll be sitting it out — in a race car. The World Champion driver, founder and CEO of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, proudly located on the Gila River Indian Community just outside Phoenix, will enjoy the milestone with wife Pat, family… Read More →