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BRUSH FIRE AT BARONA

September 29, 2011 (Lakeside) -- A 1-acre brush fire with potential to reach 10 acres is burning at the Barona Golf Course, 1932 Barona Road in Lakeside, Incident Page Network reported at 3 p.m.  Watch for updates.

 


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MAJOR ACCIDENT IN LAKESIDE

September 5, 2011 (Lakeside) - A major accident has occurred at 12820 Wildcat Canyon Road, near Old Barona Road south of the Barona Casino in Lakeside.  According to Incident Page Network, a vehicle struck a tree and there are major injuries, with a person trapped inside.

 


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TRADITIONS HONORED AT BARONA POW-WOW

 

 

September 4, 2011 (Lakeside) -- The White Tail and New Moon families, members of a southern Cheyenne tribe, have traveled all the way from Oklahoma to Lakeside to participate in the Barona Pow-Wow.  The three day event, which concludes today, draws tribal participants from across North America.


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BARONA POW-WOW SEPT. 2-4 TO OFFER $60,000 IN PRIZES FOR TRIBAL DANCERS


September 2, 2011 (Lakeside)--Tribal dancers from across the United States will compete for $60,000 in prize money at the Barona Poway. The pow-wow will be held Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4 at the Barona Baseball Field on the Barona Indian Reservation in Lakeside. 

 

This event, which also features Native American crafts, jewelry and food vendors, is free and open to the public.


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BRUSH FIRE NEAR BARONA HALTED AT 4 ACRES

 Update 12:36 p.m.:  Spread of the Bullpen Fire has been stopped at four acres.  The Incident Commander has released the airtankers, 1 helicopter, and the bulldozer.  Firefighters will remain on scene mopping up hot spots.  One minor injury to a firefighter, a bee sting, was reported.

 

 

August 20, 2011 (Lakeside)CAL FIRE is on scene of a two-acre brush fire near 1154 Bullpen Street, near the community of Barona (TB Map 1193 A4). Currently there are 5 engines, 2 fire crews, 2 helicopters, 2 airtankers, 1 bulldozer, 1 chief officer (75 firefighters).

 

The fire was reported at 11:49 and the cause is under investigation.

 


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CHILD SAVED BY GUEST AT BARONA RESORT AFTER FALLING INTO POOL

 
April 27, 2011 (Lakeside) – A five-year-old girl who slipped and fell into the pool at Barona Resort in Lakeside this afternoon has been transported to Children’s Hospital, East County Magazine has learned.

“A guest jumped in, pulled her out and gave her CPR,” a source at Barona who asked not to be named confirmed. “Our EMTs showed up and she was fine, breathing on her own.”


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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! YEAR OF THE RABBIT CELEBRATIONS KICK OFF

By Miriam Raftery
 

February 2, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Celebrations of the Lunar New Year are planned across San Diego’s eastern regions starting tonight.


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BODY FOUND ON BARONA RESERVATION DURING SEARCH FOR MISSING TEEN

December 5, 2010 (Lakeside) – Yesterday afternoon, investigators following- up leads in the case of missing 17-year-old Christopher Cory Carioscia discovered a male body in a remote area on the Barona reservation.

 

Carioscia, who was a student at El Capitan High School and lived with his mother in Lakeside, disappeared October 27th. His burned vehicle was later found on the reservation, where the investigation has focused.


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BARONA CHEFS SERVE UP A CORNUCOPIA OF THANKSGIVING FEASTS

 

 

November 11, 2010 (Lakeside)--This Thanksgiving, Barona Resort and Casino’s chefs are preparing a delectable spread at several of their restaurants.

 


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GHOULISH TIMES AHEAD AT THE RETURN OF BARONA’S PARTY PIT


Table Game Halloween-Themed Party on Oct. 30 to Feature Treats and Cash Giveaways

 

October 27, 2010 (Lakeside) – Barona Resort & Casino is getting in the Halloween spirit with the return of its popular Party Pit with a fun trick-or-treat theme. On Saturday, October 30 from 6 p.m. to midnight, table game players will have a chance to win prizes and cash.


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BARONA RESORT & CASINO RANKS BEST CASINO 8TH YEAR IN A ROW


Top Awards Include Best Overall Casino, Luckiest, Best Blackjack


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BARONA EDUCATION DONATIONS REACH $1 MILLION MILESTONE

Carlton Hills Elementary School receives $5,000 grant; State Superintendent of Public  Instruction Jack O’Connell joins tribal leaders at presentation

By Miriam Raftery
 

September 22, 2010 (Santee) – “Education is the foundation of our future. I urge you to get as much of it as you can,” Barona tribal chairman Edwin “Thorpe” Romero told schoolchildren at Carlton Hills Elementary School in Santee this morning. “My tribe, the Barona band of Mission Indians, and I are thankful that we are able to support your school.”

 

Romero presented principal Terry Heck with a check for $5,000 – surpassing the one million dollar mark for the Barona Education Grant program statewide.


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FAMILY TIES: BARONA POWWOW STRENGTHENS TRIBAL BONDS, KEEPS TRADITIONS ALIVE

By Miriam Raftery

September 5, 2010 (Lakeside) –At Barona’s 40th annual powwow, Barona tribal member and community leader Bonnie La Chappa grilled tortillas at her family’s campsite in preparation for a family feast.
 


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BARONA HOSTS 40TH ANNUAL POW-WOW SEPT. 3-5

 

September 3, 2010 (Lakeside) – The public is invited to attend the 40th annual Barona PowWow. The event, which has free admission, will be held September 3-5 at the Barona Baseball Field. More than $60,000 in prize money will be awarded in Native American dance competitions. The powwow, which attracts competitors from all over North America, also features vendors selling Native American arts, crafts, and jewelry.


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BARONA RESORT & CASINO TO DISH OUT HALF-OFF DINING DISCOUNTS

Club Barona members can save 50 percent on entrees at Casino restaurants throughout September


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BARONA TRIBE AWARDS MOUNT MIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL $5,000 GRANT FOR BOOKS WITH FOCUS ON STUDENTS’ PRESENT AND FUTURE


Since Program Launch, Barona Has Invested Nearly $1 Million to Schools Statewide


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IT'S A DEAL: BARONA RESORT & CASINO SIGNS MARKETING AGREEMENT WITH VENETIAN AND PALAZZO IN LAS VEGAS

 

 

Discounts on hotel rooms and suites, restaurants and more available at all properties

 


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BARONA CULTURAL CENTER AND MUSEUM CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY


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EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD-WINNERS NAMED

 

 

VIP party honored achievements by local citizens and community leaders

 

By Miriam Raftery; photos by Julie Edwards

 

May 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – During a “Celebrate our Citizens” VIP party at Cuyamaca College on April 28, East County Magazine presented awards to honor local citizens’ achievements in five categories: Humanitarian, Community Organizing, Education, Business Leadership, Environmental Protection, and Community Heroes. In addition, a special award recognized Viejas Fire Chief Don Butz and the Viejas Fire Department for their efforts to keep our communities safe from wildfires.


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BARONA RESORT & CASINO BECOMES 1ST TRIBAL RESORT IN U.S. TO EARN LEED™ GOLD CERTIFICATION FROM U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL


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CAN YOU CATCH A WHOPPER? CATFISH SEASON OPENS AT SANTEE LAKES APRIL 17

 

 

March 23, 2010 (Santee) – Barona Valley Ranch Resort announces a catfish catching contest at Santee Lakes. The season starts April 17 and runs through October 31st. This year, the lakes have been stocked with 23,000 pounds of catfish. Catch a tagged catfish and win prizes including cash, fishing poles, tackle boxes, camping gear and free fishing passes.

 


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S.D. EAST COUNTY CHAMBER HONORS 7 BUSINESSES AT 98TH GALA AWARDS CEREMONY

 

March 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- Seven businesses were honored at the 98thAnnual Inaugural Gala hosted by the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Barona Resort & Casino on February 26. This year’s Gala replaced the Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet, increasing the number of honorees and award-winners and broadening scope of the event.


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MAKING CLAY, THE KUMEYAAY WAY

 

Students at Barona Museum get hands-on experience

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

February 21, 2010 (Lakeside) – “You start by crushing the rock to get out pebbles. This is native clay,” said Robert Freeman, artist and instructor at a pottery-making class held yesterday at the Barona Cultural Center and Museum in Lakeside. “We don’t buy clay,” he said, using a grindstone to pulverize clay dug up locally (photo, left). “We do it from scratch like they did a hundred or two hundred years ago.”


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MURDER-SUICIDE AT BARONA

4:27 p.m., December 29 2009 (Lakeside, CA) -- Two are confirmed dead at the Barona Gaming Commission office, Sheriff William Gore confirmed minutes ago.

 

"It appears to be a murder-suicide," said Gore, adding that homicide is investigating. The gunman, Donnell Roberts, 38, killed himself and another man whose name is being withheld, pending notification of next of kin. The shootings reportedly occurred inside the  Gaming Commission manager's office.


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GUNMAN AT BARONA; SHOTS FIRED, SWAT TEAM DISPATCHED

Update 12:45 p.m.  A Sheriff's spokeperson informed ECM that the sniper took seven hostages but has since released them.  She was unable to confirm whether there are any additional hostages. The suspect has barricaded himself in an office and SWAT team negotiators are on hand.


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FREE SENIORS SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES OFFERED IN EAST COUNTY & SAN DIEGO


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WOW! 2 NATIVE AMERICAN POW-WOWS TO DRAW THOUSANDS TO EAST COUNTY

By Miriam Raftery
 

September 3, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – Thousands of tribal members from across the United States as well as many local participants and spectators are expected to flock to the Barona and Syucan reservations in East County during the first two weekends in September.


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