FRESNO - Federal District Court Judge Lawrence O'Neill today denied a motion for contempt filed by the Morris Reid Faction of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians against the Lewis/Ayala faction.
In documents filed with the court, the Reid faction asked that the judge hold the Lewis/Ayala faction in contempt for issuing per capita payments to some tribal citizens, but not others.
COARSEGOLD - Melody Dewolf is arranging olive branches on a wreath of vine and talking about the lives legacy of the "four chaplains" of World War II.
It's a story worth remembering. In the early morning hours of Feb. 3, 1943, say historians including the American Legion, four U.S. Army chaplains sacrificed their lives, together, so that others could live.
COARSEGOLD - Coarsegold 4-H had a lot of participation in the Madera County Favorite Foods Day this year, held at Minarets High School.
Favorite Foods Day is something that anyone in 4-H can be a part of. They do not have to be in a Cooking Project to show their food. It is a day when any 4-H member can cook something at home and then bring it to compete with other foods in that category.
Not long before dark on Wednesday, Jan. 21, business owners down at Coarsegold Village were shocked and saddened to find a badly injured dog tucked into a planter that would have been impossible to reach in her wounded condition. Imagine the situation. Would you have been able to walk away?