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Coyote Valley Playground Grand Opening

Coyote Valley Playground Grand Opening
(October 28, 2015) - Leading with a blessing from Tribal Elder Pricilla Hunter, our Tribal Members, staff and friends gathered together to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Coyote Valley Playground. Work on the playground began September 12, 2015. The installation and landscaping project was led by the housing department supervisor, John Feliz Sr. and employed 6 other Tribal Members. The $38,000 project includes an American Parks Company Fun’ N Fit playground structure, a new seesaw, tire bouncer, horizontal ladder, benches, picnic tables and barbeques. The play structure offers 10 activities for up to 55 children ages 5 to 12. The playground area has a refurbished basketball court with new backboards and hoops and new landscaping with wood chips, containment boarders, new fencing and overhead lighting. Special thanks to everyone who came to celebrate and enjoy the new playground.
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COMING SOON: Convenience Store, Gas Station and Mini Casino Construction Begins

COMING SOON: Convenience Store, Gas Station and Mini Casino Construction Begins
(August 8, 2015) –It’s been a long road and finally the ground breaking ceremony commenced this morning for the convenience store, gas station and mini casino project. Our partners from CEIBA Legal, Pinnacle Bank, PNE Construction and Sunflower Consulting as well as family and friends joined us this morning as we move forward with this exciting new endeavor. The 4,800 sq. ft. convenience store and gas station is scheduled to have a grand opening February 2016. It will feature a wide array of modern and innovative amenities, including the area’s first drive-through window for cigarettes and tobacco, a walk-in “beer cave,” an open-air cooler, stocked daily with freshly made soups, sandwiches and other popular grab-and-go food items. The competitively priced gas station features four gas pumps for automobiles and an additional two pumps for RVs and semi-trucks. The convenience store’s adjacent gaming room, popularly referred to as the “mini-casino,” will be the Tribe’s second gaming facility. The 50 slot machine facility will offer gaming to patrons 18 years and older, a smoke-free environment and, with its easy-on-easy-off access to highway 101, will provide customers with a convenient gaming experience unmatched in Mendocino County. The new store will be the first…
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First Class…

First Class…
(August 12, 2015) – Eleven students graduated this morning from Coyote Valley’s first class of vocational education course. Coyote Valley partnered with Mendocino College, Pinoleville Vocation Rehabilitation and local NCCER qualified instructors to provide classroom and hands-on instruction in basic construction Tribal Members, Tribal Spouses, and Other Native Community Members on the reservation. Participants received college credits for completing each course of study including Safety Standards for Construction, Construction Fundamentals, Building Science and Performance and Introduction to Residential Electrical Systems. In addition to the credit courses the Tribe offered an enhancement courses in between the Spring and Summer semesters. Students experienced basic welding, plumbing, drywall and concrete as well as landscape architecture, environmental protection and horticulture. Building the internal capacity of our people is the best investment we can make as a Tribe. By developing trade skills of our members they will qualify for more jobs on and off the reservation. We hope to be able to continue providing vocational education courses like construction trades, business technologies and hospitality services to our Tribal Members. Thank you to all the members and other students for wanting to participate and sticking with it. We are very proud of each of you. A…
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