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Coarsegold 4H Thanks Soldiers And Farmers

COARSEGOLD – The 4-H pledge says, “I pledge my head for clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to greater service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, and my world.” As a 4-H member, a lot of kids participate in community service.

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Vote Logan For Little League

COARSEGOLD – He may be less than five years old, but Logan Sesto is already a well-known person in the foothills, and now, the Coarsegold Elementary School student is poised to go nation-wide, as he’s on the short-list to win the 2014 Little League Photo Contest. Local boy Logan needs our votes. Click through to the Logan Little League link.

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Chukchansi Faction Released From Further Negotiations

FRESNO – Attorneys for the Lewis/Ayala faction of the Chukchansi Tribe have asked U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence O’Neill to excuse them from participating in any further mandatory settlement conferences, stating that the discussions have reached an impasse “due solely to the Reid Tribal Council’s intransigent focus on a political agenda that has nothing to do with reopening the casino.” ...

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Bass Lake And Coarsegold Light Up The Holidays

BASS 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 ...

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Vote Meagan To Conquer Cooking Contest

COARSEGOLD – 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 ...

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Bail Raised On Chukchansi Suspects

MADERA 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. The judge raised the bail ...

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One Arrest Made In Chukchansi Takeover

MADERA COUNTY – One of the 15 individuals wanted in connection with the Oct. 9 armed takeover attempt at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino has been taken into custody. Eric Domingo Flores Suniga, 30, of Cutler, Calif., was arrested by Tulare County Sheriff’s deputies shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, and turned over to Madera County Sheriff’s ...

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Fifteen Charged In Chukchansi Takeover

MADERA 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 ...

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Chukchansi Casino To Remain Closed

FRESNO – 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 ...

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Chukchansi Factions Meet To Negotiate

COARSEGOLD – All parties in the leadership dispute for control of the Picayune Tribe of Chukchansi Indians will be back in U.S. District Court tomorrow in Fresno. Two weeks ago, Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill ordered the factions to sit down for a mandatory mediation conference to try and iron out their differences and find a way to move forward. The ...

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