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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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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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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

FISH CAMP – With the crowds of summer gone, this is the perfect time to spend the day with friends and family at the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. Just 15 minutes from Oakhurst and 4 miles south of the entrance to Yosemite National Park, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad offers excursions with authentic, historic Shay locomotives and Jenny ...

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Rhonda Salisbury Named Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau CEO

OAKHURST – On Aug. 14, the Board of Directors of destination marketing organization Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau named current Director of Marketing Rhonda Salisbury as the bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dan Cunning in that position. The change becomes official on Sept. 1. A longtime travel marketing expert, Salisbury has been with Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau since 2011, but her ...

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Tensions Rise At Chukchansi Casino

COARSEGOLD – Once again tensions are rising at the Chukchansi Gold Casino between the factions struggling for control, and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office has stepped in to ensure that law and order is maintained. Though details of the situation are not being released, deputies and CHP officers have been sent to the location on Highway 41 near Lucky Lane. ...

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