Chukchansi working toward reopening casino

The Fresno Bee reported that the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians elected a new tribal council on Oct. 3 in a full council election. They will now begin to work with Madera County on financial and public safety issues as a first step to re-opening Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino.

After settling issues with the county they then must get approval from the National Indian Gaming Commission, the state Attorney General and Fresno’s U.S. District Court.