Sunday, 23 November 2014 14:38

Bass Lake And Coarsegold Light Up The Holidays

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Elf with reindeer and Santa at Bass Lake ParadeBASS LAKE - Kick off the holiday season this Saturday, Nov. 29, with the 23rd Annual Bass Lake Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights, and the Coarsegold Community Tree Lighting.

The celebration begins at Bass Lake 5 p.m., and everyone is encouraged to be at The Pines Village by 6 p.m. as dozens of floats take part in the electric parade.

Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:16

Vote Meagan To Conquer Cooking Contest

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Meagan Rich 2014COARSEGOLD - Meagan Rich has been comfortable in the kitchen since she was just a little kid. Now 13, the clever chef has created a recipe for ravioli that could turn out to be worth a whopping $45,000.

That's comfortable!

The Rivergold 8th grader is one of 25 finalists nationwide in the Ben’s Beginners Cooking Contest, a competition for young aspiring chefs, sponsored by Uncle Ben’s Brand rice.

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 17:15

Bail Raised On Chukchansi Suspects

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Madera County Superior CourtMADERA COUNTY - Four individuals currently behind bars in connection with the armed takeover at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino on Oct. 9 appeared in Madera Superior Court this morning for their arraignment on kidnapping and assault charges.

Tex McDonald, Vernon King, Tyrone Bishop and Miguel Ramos all pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Monday, 03 November 2014 15:21

Suspects In Casino Violence Turn Themselves In

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Madera County Sheriff BadgeMADERA COUNTY - Two suspects wanted in connection with the Oct. 9 Chukchansi Casino takeover attempt have turned themselves in to authorities, according to the Madera County Sheriff's Office.

Tex McDonald, 64, of Madera, and Vernon James King, 59, both agreed to turn themselves in at 1 p.m today. They arrived at the Sheriff's main office in Madera at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Friday, 31 October 2014 16:57

Fifteen Charged In Chukchansi Takeover

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Chukchansi closed down 10-10-14MADERA COUNTY -  Fifteen people involved in the Oct. 9 armed takeover of the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold have been charged with multiple felonies.

The incident caused the shut down of the casino after the U.S. District Court granted an injunction closing the facility due to activities that were judged to pose a danger to the public and to employees of the casino.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 13:24

Chukchansi Casino To Remain Closed

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Chukchansi Gold Resort signFRESNO - District Court Judge Lawrence O'Neill has handed down his ruling, and the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino will remain closed until the factions battling for control can decide how to move forward.

After all parties appeared in court this morning in Fresno for any final arguments on the reams of motions filed in the past few weeks, the judge took the case under advisement and issued his ruling early this afternoon.

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