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June 15, 2017: NOTICE OF APPLICATION .21 ac. fee to trust
Jan. 30, 2017: Butte County v NIGC
Feb. 27, 2014: Federal Register Correction on land acquisition
SUMMARY: This document makes a technical correction to the acreage estimate and the land description contained in the notice published on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 79 FR 6917. The notice concerns the final agency determination to acquire approximately 626.55 acres of land in trust for the Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria of California for gaming and other purposes.
Feb. 24, 2014: Federal Register - Notice of Final Agency Determination
Eligible for Gaming
Feb. 5, 2014: Notice of Final Agency Action - Land Acquisition
Jan. 24, 2014: Letter to Chairman Martinez from Asst. Secretary Washburn
Jan. 24, 2014: Asst. Sec. Washburn Press Release
Gaming Approved for Mechoopda in Chico
May 17, 2013: Governor Brown Comments on Mechoopda 645 acres FTT
April 1, 2013: Mechoopda 645.20 acres Notice of Gaming Application
March 19, 2004: Fee to Trust Application
Application submitted in 2004 -- reactivated April 1, 2013
July 13, 2010: Butte County v NIGC and Sec. of Interior
The Department of the Interior's Indian Lands Determination is not based on any reasoned decisionmaking! For this reason and all reason discussed, we set aside the Secretary' final action to take the Tribe's land into trust.
Sept. 14, 2009: Butte County v. NIGC
Appeal from the United States Court for the District of Columbia in Case No. 08CN00519
August 2009: Station Casinos and Mechoopda Development Agreement
This has just come to light. Note the Tribes attorney is paid by the Developer and there are $50,000.00 bonuses for the tribe when certain goals are achieved.
April 2009 Judge Kennedy's Order
April 2009 Kennedy's Judgment
Nov. 2008 Notice of Gaming Application
Oct. 2008 Butte Co. v Chairman Hogen
March 2008 Butte Co v Chairman Hogen
May 2006 Fish and Wild Life
Jan. 2006: Mechoopda Indian Tribe
Dr. Stephen Dow Beckham ethno-historic report on the history of the tribe.
March 2003 Mechoopda NIGC land determination
Sept. 1997 "finding no significant impact"
July 1997: BIA request a lands determination
Feb. 1997 Sutter BOS ltr on 240 ac. site
Jan. 16. 1992: Stipulation Entry of Judgment and Order Chico Rancheria
August 18, 1976: BIAs Title Evidence Chico Rancheria
June 2, 1967: Fed Reg Chico Rancheria Notice of Termination
Jan. 7, 1962: Mechoopda Tribe Assoc Articles of Association

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