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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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Chukchansi Casino Evacuated

COARSEGOLD – Once again, tensions are rising at the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino in Coarsegold. Sheriff John Anderson has said that the tribal factions are feuding once again, and that someone pulled a fire alarm inside the casino forcing an evacuation. It is not known at this time who pulled the alarm. As a result, all occupants remain outside, ...

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Spooky Fun For All

COARSEGOLD – If the little hairs on the back of your neck are standing up, that could be a sign that it’s almost time for the 17th Annual Coarsegold Tarantula Awareness Festival. Watch out for spiders and freaky fun for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. until the last tarantula crosses the finish line sometime before dark, ...

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Could Chukchansi Jobs Be In Danger?

COARSEGOLD – TheBusinessJournals.com is reporting that failures to submit audits and financial statements by the past Tribal Councils and Tribal Gaming Commissions of the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians has prompted the National Indian Gaming Commission to issue a closure order on the Chukchansi Casino, effective Oct. 27, 2014.

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Coarsegold 4-H Serves Community

Submitted by Emma Hussey, Club Reporter COARSEGOLD – The big county fair is over, so some people might wonder, what else does the Coarsegold 4-H do? A lot of people think that 4-H is only about animals, so I want to write about some other things that we do. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, our club helped to serve food at ...

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Waving Man Says See You Later

COARSEGOLD – We first encountered Waving Man more than a year ago, back in August of 2013, when reader Sherri Buchanan wrote in to SNO on Facebook. She said she had often wondered about the tall, grey-bearded man who spent weekday mornings with one hand in the air, standing off to the side of Highway 41. Some might question his ...

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Sporting Clay Shoot And BBQ Saturday

COARSEGOLD – Caring Vets and American Legion Post 110 will be hosting their first annual Sporting Clay Shoot & BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Sun Mountain Gun Club, 32866 Shotgun Lane in Coarsegold. Check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the competition starting at 9 a.m., and a BBQ lunch at noon.

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