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Tribal gaming veteran takes helm at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has named longtime tribal gaming executive Richard St. Jean as the new chief operating officer overseeing the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa near Palm Springs, CA.

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12/4/2019

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa names new chief operating officer
(California) -- A gaming executive with more than two decades of experience has taken on the role of chief operating officer for Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa. The...

12/3/2019

article Morongo appoints tribal gaming executive Richard St. Jean as COO
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has named longtime tribal gaming executive Richard St. Jean as the new Chief Operating Officer overseeing the Morongo...
press release Tribal gaming veteran takes helm at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has named longtime tribal gaming executive Richard St. Jean as the new chief operating officer overseeing the Morongo...

11/30/2019

article Morongo Casino names Richard St. Jean as chief operating officer
(California) -- Southern California’s Morongo Band of Mission Indians has named longtime tribal gaming executive Richard St. Jean as the new chief operating...

11/22/2019

article Thinking of the entire region on Thanksgiving, Morongo gives away turkeys
(California) -- A corps of volunteers regularly work out of First Missionary Baptist Church’s clothing closet and food pantry. Husband and wife team of Brian and...

11/20/2019

article Morongo Donates 12,500 Turkeys To SoCal Organizations
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians distributed 12,500 free turkeys this week to help provide holiday meals to families, seniors and veterans in need as...

11/18/2019

article Photos: Morongo Tribe gives away thousands of turkeys to nonprofit groups in SoCal
(California) -- Tribal members and volunteers pack turkeys into boxes during the 34th annual Morongo Thanksgiving Outreach Program at the Morongo Community Center,...

10/29/2019

press release Here’s how Wayne Brady’s show at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa will feel like an ‘improvised rock concert’
(California) -- For years Wayne Brady has been making American households laugh with his ability to come up with scenarios and characters on the spot for both the...

10/18/2019

article Surprise School Evacuation Drill Helps Morongo Protect Lives
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians conducted a surprise emergency drill on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to practice safely evacuating students from the three...

10/14/2019

press release Morongo Casino Resort selects Konami Gaming tech
(California) -- Las Vegas headquartered Konami Gaming, a subsidiary of the larger Konami Holdings, has been selected by Morongo Casino Resort and Spa to deliver systems...

10/10/2019

article Morongo rodeo entertains crowd for seventh year
(California) -- For the seventh time, Morongo’s rodeo rode into town, entertaining hundreds of guests last weekend. The 7th Annual Rodeo and BFI Qualifier...

10/2/2019

article Morongo powwow entertains 25,000 at weekend event
(California) -- Morongo’s Thunder & Lightning Powwow drew crowds once again in a celebration of Native American culture. More than 25,000 guests attended the...

9/28/2019

article 29th annual Thunder & Lightning Powwow kicks off in Cabazon
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is holding its annual Thunder and Lightning Powwow, a three-day event honoring Native American culture. his is the...
article 5 cool things we saw at the Morongo Pow Wow this weekend
(California) -- Thousands of people flooded to the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon on Saturday to see Native American performers in intricate regalia and...

9/27/2019

article Morongo Resort Expansion Surpasses 50 Percent Complete
(California) -- I don’t usually mix business and pleasure, but sometimes I can’t help it. Such was the case on a recent mini-vacation to the AAA Four-Diamond...

9/26/2019

article Thousands expected at Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow this weekend
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians expects over 25,000 people to attend the 29th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow taking place Friday...

9/25/2019

article Morongo powwow returns this weekend for 29th year
(California) -- About 900 dancers, singers and performers will appear this weekend at the 29th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow.

9/23/2019

article California’s Morongo Casino is about to get much larger
(California) -- Already one of the largest tribal gaming operations in Southern California, the Morongo Casino and Spa is about to get even bigger. The property is run...

9/21/2019

article Riverside woman says she was followed home from casino, robbed of winnings
(California) -- A Riverside woman told police that she believes a man followed her home after she won money at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa in Cabazon and robbed her...

9/19/2019

article California’s Morongo Casino is about to get much larger
(California) -- Already one of the largest tribal gaming operations in Southern California, the Morongo Casino and Spa is about to get even bigger. The property is run...
article Morongo Casino’s Growth In California Says A Lot About The Industry
(California) -- Morongo Casino which is a tribal casino in Southern California has recently announced that it will undertake a large expansion project that will...

9/17/2019

article Major expansion, renovations underway at Morongo casino. The growth will add 425 jobs
(California) -- The Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon is getting a makeover and a 30% expansion to its gaming floor. The 65,000-square-foot expansion will...

9/4/2019

article Why prosciutto is an in-house specialty at Cielo at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa
(California) -- Visit Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa’s Cielo restaurant and you may catch one of the restaurant’s employees expertly slicing thin cuts from a...

8/31/2019

article Beaumont approves four-year extension for Morongo bus stop
(California) -- The Beaumont City Council approved a four-year extension for Pass Transit passengers to continue being dropped off at Morongo Casino. The city entered...

8/12/2019

article Morongo Casino holding job fair to staff new restaurant
(California) -- Morongo Casino Resort and Spa is looking to staff its new Asian restaurant which is slated to open in September. Mozen Asian Kitchen has openings for...

7/31/2019

article 600 Pass Area Students Gifted New School Supplies By Morongo
(California) -- With the new school year fast approaching, 600 students in need from across the San Gorgonio Pass received new brand-name athletic shoes and new...

7/8/2019

article The Big One is likely overdue in the Coachella Valley, where major earthquake faults connect
(California) -- Step off the Palm Springs Tramway and take a look at the desert floor below. It's all earthquake country, as far as the eye can see. Paralleling the...

7/6/2019

article 7.1-magnitude Southern California quake could have 'big impact' in Ridgecrest
(California) -- A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Ridgecrest, Calif, Friday night, a day after a 6.4-magnitude quake centered near the Kern County town...

6/15/2019

article Boy killed in UTV rollover accident on Morongo Indian Reservation
(California) -- A 16-year-old boy was killed today when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding with a friend overturned on the Morongo Indian Reservation just east of...

6/12/2019

article $100,000 Presented To Pass Area Students, Families By Morongo
(California) -- Hundreds of golfers took to the fairways at the 23rd Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament to raise $100,000 to support local schoolchildren and provide...

6/10/2019

article Good Times, a new cafe serving 24 hours a day at Morongo
(California) -- Inspired menus, relaxing ambiance and unsurpassed service await at the Good Times Cafe and Pink Coffee, two new elevated dining venues unveiled at the...

5/23/2019

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has a new spot to grab tacos
(California) -- If an insatiable craving for street tacos with grilled meat, onion, cilantro and salsa develops while you play some slots at Morongo Casino, Resort...

5/11/2019

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has 2 new restaurants: Go inside the new gastropub and coffee shop
(California) -- There’s a new spot to get a jolt of caffeine and a pastry in the morning at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, as well as a new...

4/29/2019

article Financial strategies for the loved ones of problem gamblers
(California) -- Gambling addiction can have long-term effects on your family’s finances. Here are ways you can protect yourself and repair the damage caused when a...

4/25/2019

article Cold Stone Creamery opens near Cabazon
(California) -- With the desert heating up, there’s a new place to cool off on the way to Palm Springs. Cold Stone Creamery has opened at 48555 Morongo Trail at...

4/23/2019

article New Cold Stone Creamery Opens At Morongo
(California) -- Cold Stone Creamery, known for serving the finest and freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes, celebrated the opening of its newest restaurant at...

4/15/2019

article Morongo Casino, Resort, and Spa holds job fair
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort, and Spa is holding a job fair Monday. The fair will look to gather applicants for dozens of positions; some of the available...

4/10/2019

press release Job fair coming to Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa will hold a job fair Monday, April 15, to fill dozens of positions. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon in the Morongo...

4/9/2019

article Two dogs killed, one recovering after owner left them in hot car for hours at casino
(Michigan) -- Two dogs were killed in Cass County from extreme heat, and another is recovering at the animal shelter. The Cass County prosecutor says their owner left...

3/30/2019

article Tacos will be the star of the show at the annual Taco Fest at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa
(California) -- All tacos are beautiful — whether you prefer a shell that’s soft or one with a crunch, or carne asada, carnitas or al pastor inside. And...

2/5/2019

article Can this Riverside County Libertarian make a fringe party mainstream?
(California) -- The Libertarian Party’s reputation for attracting exotics is infamous in political circles. There’s the candidate in San Francisco who has...

1/30/2019

article As Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa expands, two restaurants are no more
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa has closed two of its restaurants as its expansion gets underway. Restaurants Tacos & Tequila and Natural 9 Noodle...

1/8/2019

article Morongo Breaks Ground On 65,000-Square-Foot Expansion
(California) -- Morongo tribal leaders and a host of dignitaries gathered on Monday to break ground on a breathtaking new renovation and expansion project that will...
article Morongo’s casino expansion is officially underway
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has officially kicked off a major expansion at the Cabazon property. Leaders of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians held...

12/2/2018

article The original Casino Morongo reopens in SoCal
(California) -- In Southern California, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians has reopened the original Casino Morongo, in Cabazon as the expansion of the Morongo Casino,...

11/26/2018

article The original Casino Morongo is back in action
(California) -- While many Southern California Casino owners are looking to the future with elaborate expansions and new amenities, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians...

11/21/2018

article Refurbished Casino Morongo opens bringing jobs, opportunity
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians are expanding their casino holdings by refurbishing a blast from the past. Casino Morongo in Cabazon is now back open...

11/20/2018

article Casino Morongo Reopens Original Gaming Facility
(California) -- Proving that you can always go home again, the original Casino Morongo reopened on Saturday to offer slots, bingo, bowling, food and fun in a beautifully...
article ‘America’s Got Talent’ auditions coming to Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa
(California) -- Dancers, comedians, ventriloquists and unusual acts of all kinds will pack Morongo Casino Resort & Spa on Friday, Nov. 30, in a bid to get on TV...

11/14/2018

article Morongo tribe gave away 10,000 turkeys. Several Coachella Valley groups got a helping hand
(California) -- Fork lift drivers ferrying pallets of frozen turkeys whirred back and forth at the Morongo Community Center in Cabazon on Wednesday, aiding in the...

11/9/2018

press release Jersey Mike's Now Open At Morongo
(California) -- Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced and fresh grilled subs, gathered with the Morongo Tribal Council on Monday Nov. 5 to celebrate the...

10/24/2018

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa meeting will highlight plans to add 800 games, 750 parking spaces
(California) -- Inland residents can learn more about a planned Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa renovation and expansion at a Tuesday, Oct. 30, public meeting. The...

10/22/2018

article Chipotle restaurant opens on Morongo land near Cabazon Outlets
(California) -- A new Chipotle Mexican Grill in the San Gorgonio Pass is the fast-casual chain’s first location on California tribal lands, according to the...

10/17/2018

article Rodeo Kicks Up Some Dust at Morongo
(California) -- Hundreds of spectators braved soggy skies to watch professional and amateur riders and ropers compete for cash and prizes at the 6th Annual Open Ranch...

10/16/2018

article Chipotle Now Open At Morongo, First Ever On Tribal Lands In CA
(California) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill, known for serving real food made with wholesome ingredients, celebrated the opening of its new restaurant on the Morongo Indian...

10/3/2018

press release Konami Gaming Incorporated inks California casino deal
(California) -- American slot and casino management systems innovator, Konami Gaming Incorporated, has announced the signing of a deal that is to see southern California...
press release Morongo Casino Resort & Spa selects Konami’s SYNKROS Management System
(California) -- Konami Gaming, Inc. announced that its award-winning SYNKROS casino management system has been selected by the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa to help...

10/2/2018

article Morongo Casino hosting job fair today
(California) -- The Morongo Casino Resort and Spa will be hosting a hiring event today offering attendees a chance to apply for a variety of open positions. From 9 a.m....

9/24/2018

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is expanding; adding more games and overhauling its restaurants
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon is the latest among the list of Southern California casinos betting on expansion and renovation projects. The...
article 25,000 Gather at Morongo to Celebrate Native American Traditions
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate the time-honored cultural traditions of Native American dance, music and art at the 28th Annual...

9/11/2018

article Morong Casino to host job fair Wednesday
(California) -- A job fair will be held tomorrow to fill a number of available positions at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will...

8/17/2018

article Man must stand trial in fatal Morongo Indian Reservation shooting
(California) -- A man accused of shooting three people on the Morongo Indian Reservation this year — killing one of them — must stand trial on murder and...

7/18/2018

article Morongo Casino Resort and Spa holds job fair
(California) -- A job fair will be held today to publicize a number of available positions at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa. From 8 a.m. until noon, the casino will...

7/11/2018

article Huge ‘thank you' for Casino Night
(California) -- The Morongo Valley Firefighters’ Auxiliary would like to thank everyone who helped make our 2018 Casino Night fundraiser the most successful one...

7/2/2018

article DEADBEAT: Native Nation Events: Bad Debt (reg req'd)
(California) -- In early November 2017, Native Nation Events (“NNE”) held the 8th Annual Native American Healthcare Conference at Morongo Casino Resort Spa,...

6/13/2018

article Morongo Golf Tournament Raises $70,000 for Students, Families
(California) -- More than 400 golfers took to the fairways at the 22nd Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11 to support local schoolchildren and...

6/7/2018

article Suisman Shapiro partner appointed a Mohegan judge
(Connecticut) -- Attorney John A. Collins III of Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law in New London has been sworn in as a judge of the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court.

5/11/2018

article Morongo celebrates Earth Day 2018 with music, food, and tradition
(California) -- Hundreds of Morongo tribal members and Morongo School students learned about protecting the environment and their strong cultural ties to nature at...

5/8/2018

article Music, Food, And Tradition Highlights Of Morongo's Earth Day Bash
(California) -- Hundreds of Morongo tribal members and Morongo School students learned about protecting the environment and their strong cultural ties to nature at...

4/14/2018

article EPA grants expanded environmental authority to Morongo tribe, two others
(California) -- Three Southern California tribes will be able to review permits for surrounding projects that could impact wild rivers and air quality within their...

4/13/2018

article Morongo Authorized By EPA To Implement Clean Water Standards
(California) -- he U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week authorized the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to oversee sections of the federal Clean Water Act...

3/30/2018

article Riverside County honors people, group for efforts to boost health
(California) -- Floyd Velasquez is disaster preparedness manager for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. He has worked with Riverside County’s Emergency...

3/28/2018

article Health officials to honor ‘Community Champions’ for contributions to local residents
(California) -- As the Disaster Preparedness Manager for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Floyd regularly works with county departments to create a safer, more...

3/9/2018

article Hundreds line up at Morongo Casino for 'Shark Tank' audition
(California) -- Hundreds of creatives were up early Friday morning and lined up outside the Morongo Casino hoping their inventions would land them a coveted spot on ABC...

2/23/2018

article Morongo Names New Tribal Patrol Chief
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has named veteran law enforcement officer Radames Gil as its new chief of the Law Enforcement Division of the Morongo...

2/16/2018

article Morongo debuts new sports lounge at Tukwet Canyon
(California) -- Morongo is raising the bar for dining and cocktails with the opening of its distinctive new sports lounge at the Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon.

1/26/2018

article Morongo breaks ground on sleek new commercial suites
(California) -- Dignitaries and restaurant executives helped tribal leaders from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians break ground Monday on a new commercial suites...

1/16/2018

article Suspect in Morongo Indian Reservation triple shooting charged with murder, attempted murder
(California) -- A man who allegedly shot three people on the Morongo Indian Reservation last week -- killing one of them was charged with murder and attempted murder.

1/12/2018

article Adrien Sotomayer arrested in Morongo triple shooting that killed one
(California) -- A 31-year-old man, who investigators believe is responsible for a shooting late Wednesday near Cabazon on the Morongo Indian reservation that left one...
article Morongo Indian Reservation triple shooting suspect is a convicted killer
(California) -- A 31-year-old man in custody Friday on suspicion of killing a man and wounding two others in a shooting on the Morongo Indian Reservation previously was...

12/18/2017

article Tribe Settles Worker's Claims Of Time-Shaving At Casino [sub req]
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians agreed to settle a proposed collective action alleging wage and hour violations stemming from the tribe's use of...

11/3/2017

article Armed kidnapping suspect eludes deputies at Morongo casino’s property in Cabazon
(California) -- Riverside Sheriff’s Department searched the property of the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon for several hours after a man wanted out of...

10/13/2017

article Tribe can monitor pipeline project, despite city grievances
(California) -- The Banning City Council Tuesday night approved a $39,200 agreement with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to monitor cultural resources for a $3...

9/29/2017

article Morongo’s 27th annual powwow a colorful, swirling celebration of Native American traditions
(California) -- The Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow’s grand entry on Saturday afternoon was a cacophony of drums and singing by incredibly colorful and...
article Calling all cowboys: Open Ranch Rodeo galloping into Morongo
(California) -- Calf roping, barrel racing, mutton busting and more will be kicking up dust all day Saturday, Sept. 30 in the Morongo Rodeo Grounds at the Morongo Indian...

9/25/2017

article 25,000 Gather At Morongo To Celebrate Native American Culture: PHOTOS
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate Native American culture and traditions at the 27th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow...

9/16/2017

article Morongo’s annual powwow starts Sept. 22
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 people are expected to attend the 27th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow at 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, starting Friday...

8/16/2017

press release Get beachy at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa’s Flamingo Fridays
(California) -- As summer lingers and the heat continues to singe, Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has relief in the form of Flamingo Fridays nighttime pool parties....

8/15/2017

article Morongo signs agreement to qualify members for veterans home loans
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help members with military service overcome a...
article Crews battle blaze near Morongo Indian Reservation
(California) -- Firefighters continued today to battle a brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 540 acres as it burned toward...

8/12/2017

article Morongo Becomes First Tribe In Southern California To Sign VA Agreement
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has become the first Southern California tribe to reach an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs allowing...
article Morongo tribe members who are veterans now have access to VA mortgages
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide home loans to tribal veterans, helping them buy or...

8/9/2017

article Morongo tribe members who are veterans now have access to VA mortgages
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide home loans to tribal veterans, helping them buy or...

7/31/2017

article Mike Tyson will trade stories instead of blows at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
(California) -- In addition to knocking opponents out in the boxing ring, Mike Tyson is also a pigeon whisperer and cult hero from his small-but-big-impact roles in...

7/9/2017

article Morongo tribe gets money for cleaner trucks
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is one of two western tribes to benefit from an EPA program designed to reduce emissions from diesel trucks and buses...

6/21/2017

article Morongo Gaming Association, others alleged to have not paid overtime wages
(California) -- A Riverside County man alleges he is not being properly paid for all hours that he worked for a employer in the county. Charles Denton filed a complaint...
article EPA awards grant to Morongo band for new vehicles
(California) -- The Banning-based Morongo Band of Mission Indians was awarded more than $167,000 by the Environmental Protection Agency to replace vehicles owned by the...

6/15/2017

article Morongo Golf Tournament raises $70,000 for children and grieving families
(California) -- More than 400 golfers took to the fairways at the 21st Annual Morongo Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 12 to support local schoolchildren and...

6/9/2017

article Morongo Casino to hold public safety job fair in Banning
(California) -- The Morongo Casino Resort and Spa will host a public safety job fair in Banning today, seeking candidates to fill several roles in the casino's...

3/10/2017

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa offers new blackjack game for the Year of the Rooster
(California) -- Blackjack fans are literally making fowl sounds over a new card game introduced at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon in celebration of the Year...

1/27/2017

article Morongo Casino Again Earns Prestigious Four-Diamond Rating
(California) -- Thirteen Riverside County hotels and six restaurants earned the AAA's coveted Four-Diamond Rating— and a local Cabazon resort is again included...

1/26/2017

article Morongo conducts successful earthquake evacuation drill
(California) -- In an effort to be best prepared during a disaster, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians partnered with local emergency agencies to safely evacuate the...

1/11/2017

article Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa turns sky-high lounge into the Drum Room
(California) -- Want to lounge in luxury? Check out the Drum Room at Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon. Previously the 360 Lounge, the space perched 26 stories...

12/27/2016

article Land swap legislation welcomed by California tribe
(California) -- In California, legislation allowing the Morongo Band Of Mission Indians to exchange land with a private property owner has been approved by Congress and...

12/24/2016

article Morongo land swap legislation resolves access dispute
(California) -- A land swap between the Morongo tribe and Beverly Hills landowner Lloyd Fields will resolve a more than five-year-old dispute over access to an island of...

12/23/2016

article Bill Allowing Land Swap Between Morongo, Property Owner Signed by President
(California) -- Legislation allowing the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and a private property owner to exchange 41 acres of equally-valued land was recently approved...

12/5/2016

article Lavish New Lounge Opens Atop Morongo Casino: See Inside the 'Drum Room'
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa is celebrating the opening of a new space that'll give patrons a one-of-a-kind view– both inside and outside...

12/2/2016

article Morongo Casino to open exclusive 26th floor Drum Room, oozing luxury
(California) -- High on the 26th floor of the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa is a setting equally as astounding as the views of the mountains and valley beyond. The...

11/15/2016

article Inland charities preparing for the holidays get some help from Morongo tribe
(California) -- Inland charities gearing up to help those in need during the holiday season got a big boost Monday when they began receiving an estimated 20,000 turkeys...

11/14/2016

article Morongo Band of Mission Indians Donates 10,000 Turkeys
(California) -- Thousands of turkeys are headed to needy families this holiday season thanks to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians. This is the 31st year the tribe has...

11/11/2016

article Morongo Donates $20,000 to Children of Slain Palm Springs Police Officers
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is giving $20,000 to the families of two Palm Springs Police officers who were killed in an ambush attack last month...

10/23/2016

article 10 years later: How the Esperanza fire became a raging inferno that killed 5 firefighters
(California) -- The call woke Jess McLean about 2:30 a.m. His boss wanted to know whether he could help with a fire, even though it was his day off. It’s a big one...

10/18/2016

article Morongo Band attracts more business to key part of reservation
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians continues to attract businesses to a key portion of its reservation in southern California. A new Starbucks and a new...
article New Starbucks, Panda Express open at Morongo
(California) -- The two stand-alone restaurants join a growing list of leading national brands and retail businesses opening on Morongo Trail beside the Morongo Casino,...

10/17/2016

article New Starbucks, Panda Express Open at Morongo
(California) -- Orange chicken and caramel Frappuccino lovers alike can rejoice as a new Starbucks coffeehouse and a new Panda Express restaurant have both opened on the...

10/6/2016

article Morongo Indian Reservation celebrates with Open Ranch Rodeo
(California) -- The fourth annual Open Ranch Rodeo drew hundreds to the Morongo Indian Reservation by Cabazon. A news release says the free event included dozens of...

9/25/2016

article Miss Indian World Interview – 2016 Morongo Pow Wow
(California) -- Miss Indian World, Danielle Ta’ Sheena Finn, is visiting the Morongo Pow Wow this weekend in Cabazon, California.Danielle talked with us for a...

9/16/2016

article HSU Native American Students win Morongo Scholarship
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to three Native American students in California. Two of those three students...

9/15/2016

article Annual Morongo powwow a feast for the eyes, ears
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians’s Thunder & Lightning Powwow will feature traditional Native American dancing, music and food. Plus, Native...

9/10/2016

article 3 Native Students Receive $10K Scholarships from Morongo Band
(California) -- Three Native American students from across California have each received a $10,000 scholarship from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians as part of the...

8/1/2016

article Morongo gives 800 kids free shoes, backpacks and school supplies
(California) -- Eight hundred students from across the San Gorgonio Pass received new brand-name shoes and backpacks stuffed with school supplies on Monday as part of an...

7/11/2016

article New branch of First California Credit Union opens
(California) -- First Californian Credit Union held a grand opening ceremony Monday for its new offices next to Hadley Fruit Orchards in Cabazon. The building is part of...

6/14/2016

article Morongo's MEBar offers selfies, cocktails and Twitter
(California) -- Get ready to take selfies and tweet while knocking back a cold beer or cocktail at the new interactive MEBar inside Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa....

6/1/2016

article Emergency medical workers who saved Morongo casino patron honored
(California) -- Yucaipa resident Cecil Spooner got lucky – in life – at Morongo Casino, Resort and Spa. Spooner suffered a heart attack at the casino and...

5/18/2016

article Tribe signs business agreement with South Korea
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians signed an agreement Wednesday with South Korea to explore business opportunties together. The accord is believed to...

3/2/2016

article Hadley moves into new store
(California) -- The date shakes, nuts, dried fruit and all of the other delicacies that can be found at the Hadley Fruit Orchards store in Cabazon have a new home.

1/20/2016

article YAHOO: Morongo a top casino in California
(California) -- We’ve all seen it. All 27 stories on the Interstate 10, and the tallest building in the Inland Empire. And more than a few motorists are obviously...
article R.I.'s first Smashburger coming to Warwick
(Rhode Island) -- Rhode Island's first Smashburger will open in Warwick on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the plaza at 1000 Bald Hill Rd., with dining room seating for 65...

1/12/2016

article Yahoo names Morongo as a top casino in the nation
(California) -- Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa has beat out such high profile Inland resorts such as Pechanga Resort & Casino and Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa...

1/5/2016

article Morongo Indian Reservation lockdown over says Tribal official
(California) -- The Morongo Indian Reservation was on lockdown due to the pursuit of a suspect wanted for an assault with a deadly weapon earlier today. A tribe...

12/24/2015

article Morongo helps grant holiday wishes to 3,500 children
(California) -- Laughter filled the morning air Monday as 3,500 low-income children from across Inland Southern California eagerly hunted for their favorite toys during...

12/23/2015

article Fake Courts for Real Learning with Morongo Tribe
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians remains a strong advocate for education, according to tribal chairman Robert Martin. That devotion could be seen in...

11/24/2015

article Morongo Band of Mission Indians gives over 900 Thanksgiving turkeys to needy in San Francisco – 14,000 statewide
(California) -- Five San Francisco groups that help provide Thanksgiving dinners to the homeless and less fortunate received more than 900 free turkeys this week from...

11/9/2015

article Morongo to donate 13,000 turkeys for Thanksgiving
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians will mark the 30th anniversary of its annual Thanksgiving Outreach program by distributing 13,000 free turkeys on Nov...

10/29/2015

article Morongo’s lavish high limit gaming room opens with red carpet gala
(California) -- Elegance and excitement ruled the night as celebrities, red carpet interviews and flashing cameras marked the grand opening of the plush High Limit...

10/12/2015

article Tech center opening on Morongo Reservation
(California) -- Osceola Consulting, a Native American-owned consulting service business founded in 2006, announced an opening ceremony and launch of Osceola Consulting...

9/27/2015

article Morongo powwow blends culture, community
(California) -- Norman Largo stood outside his white van in the desert heat, slowly draping himself in a red-and-white poncho. The New Mexico man with an easy laugh has...

9/14/2015

article Tribe gets vote on regional council
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has become the first tribe to join the Western Riverside Council of Governments as a voting member, a designation...

8/27/2015

article Get Your Date Shake On! Morongo Tribe Revamps Iconic Eatery
(California) -- Southern California has many iconic places. Disneyland. Hollywood. Pacific Coast Highway. Hadley Fruit Orchards. Come again? While Hadley’s may not be...

8/16/2015

article Back to School: Morongo Band Outfits 800 Low-Income Kids With Shoes, Stuffed Backpacks
(California) -- Thanks to the Morongo Tribe and a golf tournament, 800 low-income children are fully kitted out with new shoes, plus backpacks of school supplies to jump...

8/14/2015

article 4 Students Awarded College Scholarships from the Morongo Band
(California) -- This year four students were awarded the Rodney T. Mathews Jr. Scholarship, which is unique because it is open to any enrolled member of the more than...

8/13/2015

article Morongo provides children with free shoes, backpacks
(California) -- Eight hundred low-income students from across the San Gorgonio Pass received new shoes, clothes and backpacks stuffed with back-to-school supplies this...

8/5/2015

article Hadley, known for date shakes, set to move to new location
(California) -- Hadley Fruit Orchards, a California landmark that has charmed travelers and aficionados of date shakes, dried fruit and nuts for six decades, will soon...

7/17/2015

article Ruiz/Boxer bill would finally settle Morongo dispute
(California) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill Monday that might finally settle a nearly decade-long land dispute between the Morongo Band of Mission...

7/13/2015

article House OKs Land Swap To End Calif. Tribe Land Dispute [sub req]
(California) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a bill to facilitate a land swap between the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the owner...

7/8/2015

article Morongo tribe might invest in Colt firearm company
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is eyeing investment in or purchase of Colt Holding LLC, the famous New England gun manufacturer that filed for...

7/7/2015

article Native American Tribe May Make Bid on Colt
(California) -- Last month Colt, the iconic 160-year-old gun maker, filed for bankruptcy and began considering plans to put itself up for sale. While the company’s...

7/1/2015

article Morongo Tribe Rides to Colt’s Rescue
(California) -- A business-savvy tribe of Native Americans, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, is riding to the rescue of Colt Defense LLC, the embattled gun maker...

6/30/2015

article California tribe eyes bid for gun maker Colt
(California) -- A Native American tribe in California is looking to make a bid for Colt Holding Co, the 179-year-old gun manufacturer, according to a tribal attorney....

6/25/2015

press release Dozens Celebrate Grand Opening of New Center to Aid Low-Income Native American Families in San Bernardino County
(California) -- Tribal and elected officials gathered with local families today to celebrate the grand opening of the new Morongo Tribal TANF offices that will help low-...

6/18/2015

article Morongo’s 19th Annual golf tournament raises $60,000 for local students
(California) -- Nearly 400 golfers hit the links for charity on June 8 at Morongo’s 19th annual golf tournament, which raised $60,000 for new backpacks, school...

6/4/2015

article Morongo conducts successful school evacuation drill
(California) -- The Morongo band of Mission Indians recently conducted an emergency drill to practice safely evacuating all students from the three Morongo Indian...

4/7/2015

article Morongo Casino Resort & Spa to hold job fair
(California) -- If you're looking for a new job, Morongo Casino Resort & Spa may have an open position for you. The company is looking to hire more employees at...

2/9/2015

press release Celebrate 'Year of the Sheep' at Morongo's Chinese New Year Spectacular
(California) -- The following was submitted for publication on behalf of Morongo, Casino, Resort & Spa: The Year of the Sheep has kicked off at Morongo with an...

2/2/2015

article First Tribal-Owned Taco Bell Set to Open on Morongo Reservation
(California) -- Taco Bell will begin serving its popular Mexican fare in the next week at a new quick-serve restaurant on the Morongo Indian Reservation – believed...

1/27/2015

article First tribal-owned Taco Bell set to open on Morongo Indian Reservation
(California) -- Believed to be the first tribally owned Taco Bell in the nation, a new quick-serve restaurant is slated to open on the Morongo Indian Reservation on...

1/26/2015

press release SoCal Woman Scores Major Jackpot at Morongo: $492,881
(California) -- The following was submitted for publication on behalf of Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa: A Morongo Winners Club member scored a massive $492,881...

1/13/2015

article Potential measles exposure at Morongo casino in Cabazon
(California) -- Coachella Valley residents who recently visited the Morongo Casino in Cabazon may have been exposed to measles. A San Bernardino County resident who...

1/12/2015

article Health Dept: Person Who Got Measles at Disneyland was at Morongo Casino
(California) -- Health officials who confirmed two cases of measles in San Bernardino County Monday said one of the patients may have come into contact with a number of...

1/6/2015

article Morongo Casino hosts Showtime boxing card Friday
(California) -- Ukrainian boxer Ivan Redkach and Ghana-born fighter Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amindu will square off in the main event of an eight-bout card at...

12/26/2014

press release Morongo Grants Holiday Wishes to 3,500 Children
(California) -- Wide-eyed grins and excitement reigned Monday as 3,500 disadvantaged children from across the Inland region searched for their favorite toys during the...

12/15/2014

article Chairman talks about 'good times' at Cabazon resort
(California) -- ‘Celebrating 10 years of good times,” note signs along Interstate 10 that herald the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa’s grand opening in...

12/9/2014

article Morongo Casino marks 10 tall years
(California) -- More than a decade ago, The Pass was characterized as a wind-blown, desolate stretch along Interstate 10 from Southern California to Palm Springs....

11/29/2014

article 'Dancing with the Stars' tour set for February
(California) -- “Dancing with the Stars” winner Alfonso Ribeiro and performers from the show will be taking the show on the road, with a stop at Morongo...

11/21/2014

article Annual turkey program tops 1.3 million meals served
(California) -- Morongo Band of Mission Indians began distributing 10,000 free turkeys on Monday, to charities and churches that will use the donated birds to provide an...
article These Native Americans Are Teaching America the Real Meaning of Thanksgiving
(California) -- Nearly 400 years after the "first Thanksgiving," the Morongo Band of Mission Indians is leveraging what has become an overtly romanticized...

11/18/2014

article Morongo Tribe Donates 10,000 Turkeys for Thanksgiving to Those in Need
(California) -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians began distributing 10,000 donated turkeys on Monday to charities and churches that will provide an estimated 150,000...

10/24/2014

article Smithsonian curator enchants students with horse history
(California) -- Horses changed everything. And their impact on Native American life and culture still reverberates today. In a colorful presentation to Morongo School...

10/19/2014

article Tribal elder earns award
(California) -- Morongo tribal elder Ernest Siva will be presented with the 11th annual Spirit of the Heard award from the Heard Museum in Scottsdale, Ariz., next month...

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