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