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Mechoopda Tribe

4/19/2018

article Casino inches forward
(California) -- For over a decade, the Mechoopda Indian Tribe has been entangled in court over plans to build a casino south of Chico. Its opponent: Butte County. Last...
article Editorial: Butte County’s wrongheaded and expensive fight against casino must end
(California) -- The federal government has spoken. Several sets of federal judges have spoken. Now it’s time for Butte County and the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of the...

4/18/2018

article Mechoopda Tribe looks forward to casino after securing victory in court
(California) -- The Mechoopda Tribe plans to move forward with a long-delayed casino in California after securing victory in court. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on...

4/17/2018

article Another Casino may Soon Come to the North State
(California) -- Another casino will soon be coming to the North State. After many years of appeals and legal battles, the Mechoopda Tribe got the green light to start...

4/16/2018

article Casino to Butte County
(California) -- aj abell has the story... aj the casino will go in.. in that big open space behind highway 149 and highway 99...... though a washington dc circuit...

4/14/2018

article Mechoopda win Butte County’s federal court appeal on proposed casino
(California) -- Butte County has lost an appeal in federal court in its attempt to prevent a new casino from being built near the intersection of highways 149 and 99 by...

4/13/2018

article Mechoopda win Butte County’s federal court appeal on proposed casino
(California) -- Butte County has lost an appeal in federal court in its attempt to prevent a new casino from being built near the intersection of highways 149 and 99 by...

9/15/2017

article Calif. County Questions Tribe's Roots In Casino Spat (sub req)
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. Circuit hearing turned into an anthropological studies course of sorts Friday as California’s Butte County sought to convince the...

8/20/2017

article Appeals court schedules hearing in long-running Mechoopda Tribe gaming case
(California) -- A federal appeals court is hearing arguments next month in a long-running lawsuit that has kept the Mechoopda Tribe has from opening a casino on...

8/15/2017

article Last ditch effort by county to stop Mechoopda Tribe proposed casino near Chico
(California) -- Arguments will be heard next month by a federal appeals court in a 15-year legal battle that has prevented the Mechoopda Tribe from opening a casino on...

8/11/2017

article OP/ED: Waste of money, insult to tribe
(California) -- Why has Butte County wasted over $600,000 in court costs fighting the federally granted right for the Mechoopda to develop a casino on the tribe’s...

3/23/2017

article Calif. County Says DOI Took Liberties With Casino Land Ruling
(California) -- A California county urged the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday to overturn a lower court ruling backing the U.S. Department of the Interior's decision to...

3/8/2017

article DOI Says Calif. County Can't Upend Tribal Casino Land Decision [sub req]
(California) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior urged the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday to uphold a lower court ruling backing the department’s decision to take land...

2/1/2017

article County Asks DC Circ. To Nix DOI's Tribal Casino Approval [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- A California county urged the D.C. Circuit on Monday to overturn a lower court ruling dismissing the county's bid to block a proposed casino for...

8/20/2016

article Letter: Citizens, tribe should demand accountability
(California) -- Your editorial objecting to county intrusion in the Indian gaming market is a superb example of responsible journalism. For one thing, gambling...

8/17/2016

article EDITORIAL: Supervisors vote to shed no light on expensive casino fight
(California) -- Well, so much for transparency. Two Butte County supervisors tried to force a public discussion on the justification for spending $600,000 to fight a...

8/15/2016

article Calif. County Appeals Dismissal Of Tribal Casino Challenge [sub req]
(California) -- A California county told a D.C. district court Monday that it is appealing to the D.C. Circuit the recent dismissal of its request to block a proposed...

8/7/2016

article Letter: New casino would just create more problems
(California) -- I agree 100 percent with the Butte County Board of Supervisors in their opposition to a new casino down off of Highway 149 near Chico. This area doesn...

8/5/2016

article Expensive Week: Butte County Legal Bill Tops $600,000 to Stop Mechoopda Casino
(California) -- Last week ICTMN explained in detail the hoops that the Butte County Board of Supervisors are jumping though in order to block a casino that is being...

8/3/2016

article Mechoopda Tribe offers olive branch on casino but county refuses
(California) -- Officials in Butte County, California, will keep fighting the Mechoopda Tribe even after Chairman Dennis Ramirez offered to discuss their concerns about...
article OP/ED: County’s legal bill in losing fight tops $600,000
(California) -- Butte County supervisors have decided to spend $600,000 — and counting — on a losing battle, but they’ve yet to have an open, public...

7/28/2016

article Butte County will continue lawsuit against Mechoopda casino
(California) -- Butte County isn’t budging in its pursuit of stopping a new casino at the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 149, even after a federal judge...

7/23/2016

article California tribe wins land-into-trust court battle
(California) -- In northern California, the federally-recognized Mechoopda Indian Tribe Of Chico Rancheria could finally be allowed to open a casino after a federal...

7/22/2016

article A Big Win for a Small California Tribe
(California) -- An important decision by a Federal judge has a small band of California Natives in excellent spirits this week. On Friday, Justice Frederick J. Scullin...

7/21/2016

article Butte County should end fight with Mechoopda, start talking
(California) -- Butte County’s decade-long fight with the Mechoopda Indian Tribe can and should end now. We hope county supervisors get the strong hint —...
article Tribe on top: County’s legal battle over proposed casino shot down in federal court
(California) -- As council chairman for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria, Dennis Ramirez has spent the better part of a decade defending his identity. The...

7/18/2016

article Federal judge rules for Mechoopda in dispute with county
(California) -- Development of a casino by the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of the Chico Rancheria can move forward as a result of a U.S. district court ruling Friday. A...
article Mechoopda Tribe wins right to build California county’s 3rd casino
(California) -- A rural Northern California county has fallen short in its long fight against a proposed tribal casino near the city of Chico. In a marked defeat for...
article US Judge: Mechoopda casino OK to move forward
(California) -- A U.S. district judge denied Butte County's request to stop a casino from being built south of Chico on Friday. The ruling comes after a 16-year-long...

1/6/2015

article Mechoopda Indian Tribe to build Chico campus, health clinic
(California) -- The Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria announced plans Monday for a new three-building campus that will include a new Northern Valley Indian...

10/9/2014

article In their eyes / New exhibit gives Mechoopda history from their perspective
(California) -- As I walked through the outstanding new exhibit in the north room of the Chico Museum, Mik ‘cupu dy [Mechoopda]: This Is Our Home, Here We Remain,...

3/2/2014

article Federal Register: NIGC fee rate, Mechoopa Tribe land-into-trust
(Washington D.C.) -- There are two gaming notices of interest in today's issue of the Federal Register. The National Indian Gaming Commission announced the...

2/18/2014

article Interior Approves Mechoopda’s Trust Land for Gaming
(California) -- A small California tribe will be able to move forward with its plan to develop an Indian gaming Casino on its land in the Sacramento Valley.

1/28/2014

article Editorial: Ruling a victory for Mechoopda
(California) -- Our view: The county shamefully tried to argue the Mechoopda weren't a legitimate tribe, but the federal government ruled differently.

1/26/2014

article Feds again back tribe's claim to land; plans for casino 10 miles from Chico uncertain
(California) -- The Mechoopda Indian Tribe received the go-ahead Friday to acquire 626 acres in trust in Butte County, with 91 acres of the site for gaming purposes.

1/24/2014

article Feds again back Mechoopda claim to land
(Washington D.C.) -- The Mechoopda Indian Tribe received the go-ahead today to place 626 acres in Butte County in federal trust, with 91 acres of the site for gaming...

6/15/2013

article Mechoopda Tribe lacks funding to continue with casino plan
(California) -- The Mechoopda Tribe of California has run out of money to defend its gaming land-into-trust application, Vice Chairwoman Sandra Knight said.

6/12/2013

article Mechoopda unable to fight state opposition to tribe land trust
(California) -- After 13 years of battling for a federal land trust, the Mechoopda tribe no longer has funds to fight the state Attorney General's request that the...

7/14/2010

article Casino battle still brewing / Mechoopda issued a blow in recent court ruling
(California) -- The Mechoopda Maidu were issued a blow on Tuesday (July 13), when a federal court ruled against the tribe’s plan to build a casino south of Chico.

7/13/2010

article County wins split decision in ruling over Mechoopda casino
(California) -- Butte County's effort to prevent the proposed Mechoopda Indian casino from being built was successful in an appellate court decision Tuesday.

7/3/2010

article Casino battle drags on in Butte County
(California) -- After years of debate and hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent fighting it, the proposed Mechoopda Indian casino doesn't look any closer...

6/28/2010

article Not much new in Mechoopda casino struggle
(California) -- After years of debate and hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars spent fighting it, the proposed Mechoopda Indian casino doesn't look any closer...

2/12/2010

article Mechoopda were original College Park residents
(California) -- The beginning of time started in a place known as Tadoiko. A raft, carrying Kodoyampeh, the maker of this world, and Turtle, first came ashore on soft,...

11/12/2009

article Mechoopda chairman hopeful after Obama meeting
(California) -- President Obama seems to mean business about helping Indian tribes, Dennis Ramirez, chairman of the Mechoopda Tribe, said Wednesday.

9/12/2009

article Mechoopda Tribe-sponsored potluck today kicks off retracing of Nome Cult Trail
(California) -- Today a group of walkers will be honored with a potluck sendoff before beginning to retrace the path of the forced 1863 relocation of local Indians to...

5/13/2009

article County appeals judge's tribal casino ruling
(California) -- Butte County supervisors have decided to appeal a federal court ruling allowing the Chico Rancheria Mechoopda to build a casino between Oroville and...
article Mechoopda disappointed by appeal
(California) -- A decision by the Butte County supervisors to continue their legal battle against an Indian casino near the intersection of Highways 99 and 149 has left...

4/15/2009

article Editorial: Drop the fight, resolve the issues
(California) -- Our view: It's time for the county and the Mechoopda to start talking. The dismissal of Butte County's lawsuit against the Mechoopda tribe in an...

4/14/2009

article Judge rejects county effort to block Mechoopda casino
(California) -- After more than two years of legal briefs, arguments and counter-arguments, a federal court in Washington, D.C. has rejected a Butte County effort to...

4/13/2009

article Court rules in favor of planned casino off Highway 149
(California) -- A federal judge has ruled in favor of a proposed Chico Rancheria Mechoopda casino near Highways 99 and 149. U.S. District Court Judge Henry H. Kennedy,...

2/25/2009

article Butte County challenges Mechoopda in court
(California) -- In May 2002, the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria revealed its plans for a casino to be located near the junction of Highways 99 and 149.

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