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Federal government approves California tribe’s land-into-trust petition

The plan from the Tule River Indian Tribe, in central California, to relocate its Eagle Mountain Casino has reportedly taken an important step forward after federal authorities approved an associated land-into-trust petition.

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7/9/2020

article Eagle Mountain bans smoking on the casino floor until further notice
(Cambodia) -- A popular destination for Kern County, the Eagle Mountain Casino, in Porterville announced they are changing their rules regarding smoking in their...
article Eagle Mountain Casino bans smoking, vaping
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino this week banned smoking and vaping inside the establishment. In a message on its website, the casino said the ban began on July 7...

7/8/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino goes non-smoking
(California) -- The health and safety of team members and guests are still a priority at Eagle Mountain Casino and the Tule River Public Health Authority has advised to...

6/25/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino reopens with new protocols for guests
(California) -- With safety precautions in place and a reduced maximum capacity, Eagle Mountain Casino (EMC) reopened to the public at midnight on Tuesday in California...

6/22/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville reopening June 23 with 'modifications'
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino in Porterville will reopen to guests at midnight on Tuesday, June 23, after a three-month closure. The Tule River Tribal Council...

6/18/2020

article This Valley casino’s in no rush to open. Here’s what’s different from other tribal casinos
(California) -- One of the first tribal casinos to close in the central San Joaquin Valley back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic will also be the last one to...
article Eagle Mountain Casino: what to expect upon reopening
(California) -- The Tule River Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino Management have been preparing for the reopening of Eagle Mountain Casino. Proper CDC and...

6/16/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino set to open July 1
(California) -- The Eagle Mountain Casino is expected to open on July 1. The Tule River Tribal Council, along with Eagle Mountain Casino management, said it is working...

6/15/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino; opening July 1, possibly sooner
(California) -- The Tule River Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino Management have been preparing for the reopening of Eagle Mountain Casino on July 1, or...

5/15/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino extends closure through June 15
(California) -- To deter the spread of COVID-19, The Tule River Indian Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino Management, recently announced they have made the...
article Tule River Tribal Council extends casino closure to June 15
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino Management, announced on May 13, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, they'...

5/4/2020

article Supes approve road improvements for 2020/21: Initial work on Tea Pot Dome for Eagle Mountain Casino included
(California) -- At its meeting on Tuesday, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved the 2020-2021 County Transportation Improvement program. The program...

4/28/2020

article Tule River Tribal Council extends closure of Eagle Mountain Casino
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino (EMC) Management, announced on Thursday in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19...

4/24/2020

article Tule River Tribal Council extends closure of Eagle Mountain Casino
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribal Council along with Eagle Mountain Casino (EMC) Management, announced, on April 23, that in order to prevent the spread of...

4/23/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino extending temporary closure
(California) -- The temporary closure of Eagle Mountain Casino will be extended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to an announcement Thursday by the Tule...

4/1/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino extends closure through April 30
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe Tribal Council announced today in order to protect their staff and they community, they will remain closed through the end of...

3/18/2020

article Eagle Mountain Casino closes: Early store hours for more vulnerable; restaurants limited
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino has closed for the time being, beginning this morning. The casino closed at 4 a.m. this morning and will be closed through at least...

3/13/2020

article Tule River Tribal Crisis Response Team
(California) -- An information and knowledge based training session amongst members of the Tule River Tribal Public Safety and Fire Departments, Paramedics, mental...

2/6/2020

article 18 new slot machines at Eagle Mountain Casino
(California) -- Coming in February will be 5 new slot machine games on the Casino floor with a total of 18 seats to play. There will be six Super Lit Vegas slot machines...

1/18/2020

article Tule River Tribe continues long push to relocate casino
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe continues to make strides toward moving its casino to a new location in California. The tribe just entered into a memorandum of...

1/15/2020

article County, tribe agree on terms of casino move
(California) -- A proposal to relocate a Native American gaming casino from the steep hillsides above Springville to the flat streets of Porterville took another step...

1/13/2020

article Tulare County, Tule tribe reach agreement on casino move
(California) -- The Tulare County Board of Supervisors and the Tule River tribe have entered an agreement to pay for roadway improvements and to mitigate the county...

1/9/2020

article Hurdle cleared for Eagle Mountain Casino to go from reservation to Porterville
(California) -- Another hurdle was cleared in the effort to relocate Eagle Mountain Casino from the Tule River Reservation to Porterville. Arduous" is the word...

1/8/2020

press release Tulare County and the Tule River Indian Tribe Reach Intergovernmental Agreement on Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation
(California) -- The Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding and Intergovernmental Agreement (MOU) with the Tule River Indian Tribe to...
article Tule River Indian Tribe Wins Another Round in Quest to Move Eagle Mountain Casino
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe notched another victory in its effort to move its Eagle Mountain Casino in Northern California Tuesday when the Tulare County...
article Tule River Housing Authority breaks ground on affordable housing in Porterville
(California) -- Forty Tule River Tribe families will have a new home in Porterville in early 2021 if all goes to plan. The Tule River Indian Housing Authority and Self-...

1/7/2020

article Tulare Co., tribe reach agreement on relocating Eagle Mountain Casino
(California) -- The long push toward relocating Tulare County’s Eagle Mountain Casino received an added boost Tuesday when the Tulare County Board of Supervisors...
article Supes Bet On Casino: County and Tribe reach agreement on relocation
(California) -- On Tuesday, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding and Intergovernmental Agreement (MOU) with the Tule River...

1/6/2020

article Means to Succeed: Tule River holds career, college fair
(California) -- Organizers for the Fifth Annual Tule River Tribe’s Career and College Fair expected about 300 students from tribes all over the Central Valley, and...

12/5/2019

article Honor Flight Kern County supporters astounded by $100,000 donation
(California) -- When does a one and five zeros cause an audience to erupt in cheers and applause? When there's a dollar sign attached. That's what happened at...

11/20/2019

article Honoring Their Elders; Tule River Tribe hosts 5th anniversary celebration of Elder Center
(California) -- The beat of a traditional tribal drum could be heard from outside of the Elder Center on the Tule River Reservation on Tuesday morning, where inside the...

11/9/2019

article Tule River Tribe gains federal approval to move casino
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe has taken an important step forward in relocating its casino to a more prominent site in California. The tribe has won approval from...

11/8/2019

article Eagle Mountain Casino closer to relocating to Porterville
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino is one step closer to relocating down the hill to Porterville. The Bureau of Indian Affairs formally found the relocation...

11/7/2019

article Federal government approves California tribe’s land-into-trust petition
(California) -- The plan from the Tule River Indian Tribe, in central California, to relocate its Eagle Mountain Casino has reportedly taken an important step forward...

11/5/2019

article One Step Closer: BIA approves gaming at site as casino project advances
(California) -- Last month the Bureau of Indian Affairs gave the OK for gaming at the Tule River Reservation’s proposed casino in Porterville, moving the project...

10/3/2019

article Camaraderie spread on the reservation: Tule River Reservation hosts 4th annual Veterans Stand Down and Resource Fair
(California) -- It was a beautiful day at the Tule River Tribe Veterans Post 1987, and a great way to celebrate the service of veterans and first responders, all of whom...

8/2/2019

article City of Porterville and the Tule River Tribe Reach Agreement on Eagle Mountain Casino Relocation
(California) -- On Tuesday, the Porterville City Council unanimously approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tule River Tribe to address environmental impacts...

6/25/2019

article Investigation underway after body found in burned car at Tule River Indian Reservation
(California) -- Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, fire crews responded to a report of an explosion and car fire near Chimney Road and Reservation Drive at the Tule River Indian...

6/23/2019

article Body found in burning car near Porterville. Investigators calling death ‘suspicious’
(California) -- The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found in a burning car near Porterville early Sunday morning. According to...

6/19/2019

article Casino relocation awaits Newsom’s OK
(California) -- The relocation of Eagle Mountain Casino from the Sierra foothills to the Valley floor near the Porterville airport in Tulare County is one step closer...

6/8/2019

article First Friday Coffee brings update about casino relocation project
(California) -- The lobby of Galaxy Porterville 9 Theatre was alive with the noise of conversation Friday morning around 7 a.m. for the Chamber of Commerce's monthly...

5/31/2019

article Tule River Tribe takes another step toward relocation of casino
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe might soon be able to relocate its casino in central California. Notice of a final environmental impact statement for the proposed...

2/20/2019

article Eagle Mountain planning new resort casino
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino plans to move down from the Tule River Reservation and build a new casino near the Porterville Airport. But the plans don’t...

11/29/2018

article Porterville City Council and Tule River Tribal Council hold first ever joint meeting
(California) -- Tuesday evening made history, as Porterville’s City Council and the Tule River Tribal Council hosted a joint meeting for the first time.

11/27/2018

article Casino relocation, parade delay to be discussed at special Council meeting tonight
(California) -- Porterville’s City Council announced last Wednesday that a special meeting has been slated for this evening. This is a special joint meeting...

10/17/2018

article Support shown for casino relocation at public hearing Monday [sub req]
(California) -- A small crowd gathered inside the Veteran’s Memorial building Monday evening to attend a public hearing regarding the relocation of the Eagle...

9/25/2018

article One step closer: BIA issues environmental statement on Eagle Mountain Casino move (sub req)
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe moved closer to the approval of the Eagle Mountain Casino relocation with the issuance by the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its...

9/22/2018

article Tule River Tribe takes major step forward with casino relocation plan
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe is taking a big step forward with plans to relocate its casino to an off-reservation site in northern California. A long-awaited...

9/21/2018

article Calif. Tribe Launches Environmental Review For New Casino [sub req]
(California) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Tule River Indian Tribe are moving forward with plans to begin a preliminary environmental review process for a...

8/31/2018

article Eagle Mountain Casino relocation moving forward
(California) -- Tule River Tribal Chairman Neil Peyron Thursday issued the following statement regarding the status of the proposed relocation of the Eagle Mountain...

3/22/2018

article Tribal council head to D.C.
(California) -- The Porterville City Council authorized Tuesday the travel of councilmember Monte Reyes and Fire Chief Dave LaPere to Washington, D.C. with Tule River...

3/13/2018

article Council asked to support EMC move
(California) -- The Lindsay City Council will consider today authorizing the mayor to sign a letter of support for the relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino from its...

2/24/2018

article Tule River Tribe expects key decision in July
(California) -- The relocation of the Eagle Mountain Casino is moving along with an anticipated decision from the federal government expected in July of this year.

1/24/2018

article Tule River Indian Tribe casino funded groups offering one-time funds or hands-on help
(California) -- Eagle Mountain Casino donated more than $163,000 to local charities, non-profits and business in Tulare and Kern Counties last year. Revenues from the...

10/6/2017

article Gov. Brown ratifies Tule River Tribe gaming compact
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe has a new Class III compact with the State of California as Assembly Bill 394 was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Jr. on Tuesday,...
article Tule River Tribe pursues off-reservation casino amid big change in Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- The Tule River Tribe is pursuing an off-reservation casino as the Trump administration seeks to change the rules of the game. The tribe wants to...

10/5/2017

article Gaming compact officially ratified by governor
(California) -- Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed Assembly Bill 394, authored by Assemblyman Devon Mathis and co-authored by Senator Andy Vidak, which ratifies a...

9/26/2017

article Tule River Tribe honored
(California) -- Members of the Tule River Tribe figured prominently and were also honored during the 50th anniversary celebration of Native American Day at the state...

9/10/2017

article Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California. The tribe is seeking to...

9/7/2017

article Tule River Tribe updates gaming compact amid push for off-reservation casino
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe signed a new Class III gaming compact that recognizes plans for an off-reservation casino in California. The tribe is seeking to...

9/5/2017

article EDITORIAL: Gaming compact change is good
(California) -- It was good to see Gov. Jerry Brown sign the tribal gaming compact between the state and the Tule River Indian Tribe last week. Now all that remains is...

9/4/2017

article California governor signs Tule River gaming compact
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe has a renewed gaming compact with the State of California as Gov. Jerry Brown Jr. signed a new agreement on Friday that will...
article California signs new gaming compact with Tule River Tribe
(California) -- California state governor Jerry Brown Jr. has signed a new tribal gaming compact between the state and the Tule River Indian Tribe, superseding the...

9/2/2017

article Governor signs Tule River gaming compact
(California) -- Governor Jerry Brown Jr. on Friday signed a tribal-state gaming compact between the State of California and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River...

5/31/2017

article Casino move downhill would bring up tribal water supply
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe’s proposal to relocate from its mountainous reservation to the city of Porterville would certainly bring more money to...

5/13/2017

article Tule River Tribe moves forward with $180M casino at new location
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe is inching forward with plans to relocate its casino to a new site in California. The Bureau of Indian Affairs this week released...

5/11/2017

article Casino relocation process moving forward
(California) -- The process to relocate the Eagle Mountain Casino from the Tule River Reservation to west of the Porterville Airport continues, with the scoping report...

2/7/2017

article GreenPower Signs Agreement for All-Electric Tule River Bus Fleet
(California) -- GreenPower Motor Co. Inc., which develops electric-powered vehicles for commercial markets, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Tule...

1/25/2017

article Community members, officials speak at casino scoping hearing
(California) -- Nearly a dozen city and county officials and community members spoke Monday evening in favor of the Tule River Tribe’s proposed Eagle Mountain...
article County responds to casino relocation
(California) -- Relocating a tribal entity outside the boundaries of a reservation is similar to setting up a new city. There are boundaries and jurisdictions that can...

1/23/2017

article Voters elect five Tule Tribe leaders
(California) -- Incumbents Kenneth C. McDarment and Duane M. Garfield were re-elected Saturday to the Tule River Indian Tribal Council. Also elected were Heather Teran,...

1/20/2017

article County forms committee on casino relocation
(California) -- Tulare County Supervisors Tuesday appointed Supervisors Mike Ennis and Steve Worthley to serve on an ad hoc committee to assist the county with...

1/19/2017

article Ennis, Worthley named to casino relocation committee
(California) -- Supervisors Mike Ennis and Steve Worthley were named to represent the Board of Supervisors on a committee to evaluate the impact of the proposed...
article Tule River Tribe Looking to Move Eagle Mountain Facility
(California) -- The Tule River Indian Tribe has discussed moving its Eagle Mountain Casino gaming center for years – in fact, for many of its 20 years of existence...

1/17/2017

article Tule River Indian tribe plans to relocate proposed Eagle Mountain casino
(California) -- The Tule River Indian tribe in California plans to relocate the proposed Eagle Mountain casino to an off-reservation site in Porterville that is easier...

1/16/2017

article County will assess casino move impacts
(California) -- Tulare County supervisors will be asked Tuesday to establish an ad hoc committee to study the impacts of the Tule River Tribe’s plan to build a new...

1/14/2017

article Eagle Mountain casino wants to move off the mountain to greener pastures
(California) -- The Tule River Indian tribe plans to relocate Eagle Mountain casino to an off-reservation site in Porterville that is easier to get to. The Bureau of...

1/13/2017

article Tule River Tribe Chairman lays out major proposal to move casino to Porterville
(California) -- If Eagle Mountain Casino moves from the Tule River Reservation to a 40-acre property next to the Porterville Airport, Tule River Tribe Chairman Neil...

1/5/2017

article Eagle Mountain pushes forward to bring Casino to Porterville
(California) -- Eagle Mountain is moving forward with plans to open its casino in Porterville. A public scoping meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 23 to go over...
article Eagle Mountain pushes forward to bring Casino to Porterville
(California) -- Eagle Mountain is moving forward with plans to open its casino in Porterville. A public scoping meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 23 to go over...

1/4/2017

article Tule River Indian Tribe lays out casino move plans
(California) -- Construction on a $180 million, multi-story casino/resort near the Porterville Municipal Airport could begin as soon as early 2018, tribal officials said...

12/21/2016

article Tribe’s business efforts pay off to the tune of $1M
(California) -- Last week, the Tule River Economic Development Corporation (TREDC) gave the Tule River Tribe a check for $1 million — profits from the tribe’...

12/9/2016

article TCSO deputies arrest 11 drug suspects at Eagle Mountain Casino
(California) -- Enter the Tule River Indian Reservation, and you will find that it is peaceful and beautiful. So when Tulare County Sheriff's deputies, in...

10/29/2016

article Moving casino to near the airport is sound idea
(California) -- Like the City of Porterville and Tulare County, we too support the Tule River Tribe’s plan to move its casino to the Valley floor near the...

10/27/2016

article California tribe receives support for latest casino relocation proposal
(California) -- In California, the federally-recognized Tule River Tribe has received significant local support for a plan to relocate its Eagle Mountain Casino to...

10/26/2016

article Council backs tribe’s casino relocation effort
(California) -- The Tule River Tribe’s bid to move and expand its casino to land owned at the Porterville Airport Industrial Park received the support of the...
article Tribe hopes casino relocation to airport will take off
(California) -- It might take years, if it happens at all, but the Tule Indian Tribe hopes to relocate its casino from the Sierra Nevada foothills to an industrial park...

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