Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:37

Chukchansi Closed At Least Two More Weeks

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Chukchansi Gold Resort signFRESNO - All parties involved in the dispute over leadership of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians appeared in U.S. District Court this afternoon before federal Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill.

The hearing follows an armed confrontation on Thursday, Oct. 9, that prompted the shutdown of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 13:52

Open House & Awards Ceremony At Station 10

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Station 10 signCOARSEGOLD -  Station 10, Yosemite Lakes Park's Volunteer Fire Station, is having a Badge Pinning and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., followed by an Open House and tri-tip barbeque.

The crew at Station 10 will be welcoming four new firefighters, and recognizing some of the old guard for their service, including the Firefighter of the Year Award.

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:06

Heavy Law Enforcement Presence At Chukchansi

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Chukchansi closed down 10-10-14COARSEGOLD - As everyone waits to see what will be decided in U.S. District Court in Fresno on Wednesday, the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed to the public.

After what has been described as an armed takeover of the casino on Thursday, Oct. 9, by the Tex McDonald faction, the hotel and casino were shut down pending a hearing scheduled for Oct. 15.

Chukchansi night of 10-9-14COARSEGOLD - After years of fighting and bickering amongst themselves, the various factions battling for control of the Chukchansi leadership are being brought before a higher authority.

The Attorney General's Office filed a complaint for injunctive relief in U.S. District Court in Fresno last night, and the judge issued a temporary restraining order, closing the hotel/casino until a hearing on Oct. 15.

Chukchansi closed down 10-10-14COARSEGOLD - The situation at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino does not appear to be any closer to a resolution. At this time, the casino is "open," but there are no employees on the premises.

Restaurants, the gaming room and the bar are all closed, and General Manager Giffan Tan has directed his employees not to come to work, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

Friday, 10 October 2014 07:53

Shut Down Continues At The Chukchansi Casino

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Chukchansi closed down 10-10-14COARSEGOLD - The Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino remains closed this morning after reports that armed gunmen stormed the lobby at about 6 p.m. last evening, and pointed their weapons at security guards.

The Sheriff's Office was called in and evacuated the building, while CHP officers closed off Lucky Lane.

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