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Tiguas seek new economic staple: Tribe uses grant to explore, diversify

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Business and employment at the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo reservation for almost a decade hinged on gaming at Speaking Rock Casino that brought in about $60 million in its last year of operation. Tribal leaders, though, are ramping up efforts to change the Tiguas' reliance on gaming by bolstering economic diversity -- an effort now helped following the announcement last week of a $124,044 grant from the federal government.