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Navajo Council OKs Travel Center

Navajo Council OKs Travel Center
July 22
13:46 2016

By a 16-2 vote, the Navajo Nation Council is approved a bill to build a new travel center near the tribe’s Twin Arrows Casino in Flagstaff.

The $10 million project would include a gas station and convenience store. The Twin Arrows Travel Center would be located along Route 40.

The legislation was sponsored by Delegate Leonard Tsosie.

Since 2011, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise, the tribe, the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation, and the Navajo Nation Oil and Gas Co. have planned and advocated for a convenience store and gas station at the casino’s Interstate 40 interchange, according to Tsosie’s bill.

The $10 million would come as a loan from the tribe’s Sihasin Fund, which was established as part of a $554 million trust settlement.

The loan, with interest, will be paid back within 15 years from the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise.

The legislation –0214-16 – next goes to the desk of Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye for his approval or veto.

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