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Senior Legacy Is Horse Therapy

O’NEALS – Scores of high school students around the foothills are currently working on their senior projects, known at Minarets as a Senior Legacy Experience (SLE). For their SLE, students on the verge of graduation are tasked to work in an area of personal or professional interest to “develop an educational experience that will impact their campus or community,” according ...

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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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Oakhurst Pet Shop Has It All

OAKHURST – Animal lovers are a distinctive breed, and with pet ownership in the United States having more than tripled since the 1970s, the most recent estimates suggest that about 164 million households in the U.S. currently have pets. If you’re live in one of those households in the foothill area, you’ll be happy to know that the Bateman family ...

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Chukchansi Employees Scheduled To Reclaim Belongings

COARSEGOLD – Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino employees have been advised they can pick up personal belongings left behind when the Casino abruptly shut down on Oct. 9, following an armed conflict between rival factions of the tribe. A notice appeared on the Casino’s social media today, captioned, “Attention Chukchansi Gold Team Members.” Employees were notified that they can pick ...

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Homeless Camps Cleared As Cemetery Expands

OAKHURST – Work is underway to rehabilitate 11 acres recently purchased by the Madera Cemetery District to expand the Oakhill Cemetery. The newly-purchased property is due west of the cemetery and runs along behind Napa Auto Parts, beside the Raley’s store, behind Grocery Outlet, and over to the Manna House.

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Chukchansi Closed At Least Two More Weeks

FRESNO – 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. The courtroom was filled with a large ...

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Heavy Law Enforcement Presence At Chukchansi

COARSEGOLD – 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 ...

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Temporary Restraining Order Closes Chukchansi Casino

COARSEGOLD – 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 ...

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Question Of Who’s In Charge Continues At Chukchansi

COARSEGOLD – 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, ...

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Shut Down Continues At The Chukchansi Casino

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. This morning the casino remains closed, though Lucky Lane has ...

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