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Pomo Pathways Pilot Project

Pomo Pathways Pilot Project
Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and Mendocino College are collaborating on a pilot project called POMO PATHWAYS. POMO PATHWAYS is a three semester sequence of classes offered by Mendocino College that takes students from pre-college level through college-level math and English and prepares them to pursue a degree.  These courses are for everyone who needs entry level courses, especially parents who want to start a new career or go back to college.  This pilot project is for recent high school graduates or community members who have been out of school for an extended period of time.  There is no testing, no placement and no GED required to enroll in these courses. Through our collaboration with Mendocino College we have committed to provide multi-level support to our participants.  Mendocino College has pledged to provide onsite childcare, textbooks, a book bag, calculators, school supplies, fee tutoring, academic and mental health counseling.  In addition Coyote Valley will provide the facilities and breakfast for students and children each day of class. Classes will be held a the Coyote Valley Education Center and Digital Media Lab on the Coyote Valley Reservation in Redwood Valley.  Classes are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 A.M to 12:30…
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NEW CASINO AND HOTEL PROJECTS GROUNDBREAKING AT THE COYOTE VALLEY RESERVATION

NEW CASINO AND HOTEL PROJECTS GROUNDBREAKING AT THE COYOTE VALLEY RESERVATION
June 16, 2017 We are proud to be able to bring our Membership together to make new memories and celebrate great beginnings. On Saturday June 3, 2017 our families, friends and amazing staff took part in making history by breaking ground for the new Coyote Valley Casino facility and Wyndam Garden Hotel projects.  The ceremony began with many thanks to the Tribe’s Elders, former Council Members and all those helping to make this all happen.  Our Tribal Members, staff and community members enjoyed the day with a blessing of the land, plenty of food and raffle prizes. We have been blessed by the Creator and we thank everyone who came and participated in this momentous event. Coyote Valley is moving up and going forward with good things. HOWL YEAH!...
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WYNDHAM GARDEN INN PROJECT JOB FAIR

WYNDHAM GARDEN INN PROJECT JOB FAIR
Blankenship Consulting LLC, in favor of The Coyote Valley Hospitality Group, will be hosting a job fair searching for various sub-contractors, construction workers and interested parties looking to help in the construction of a 101 room Wyndham Garden Inn. Please join us at the Coyote Valley Gymnasium Community Room located at 415 Coyote Valley Boulevard in Redwood Valley, California on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 12:00 P.M to 2:00 P.M. and then from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
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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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