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LEMOORE — During the grand opening celebration of the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino Yokut Gas station, people in attendance oohed as the digital sign that showed the gas prices ticked down to cheaper prices.

“Today is a special day for our tribe, our people, our casino guests and for Lemoore, Kings County and the surrounding areas,” Willie Barrios, Tachi Palace general manager, said. “With the Yokut Gas, we will have the cheapest gas in the Valley and we welcome all travelers from all over that come to visit the Palace.”

The new gas station has a total of 24 pumps including 14 gas pumps, eight diesel pumps, two pumps with high octane racing fuel and two electric charging stations. Barrios said Yokut Gas is the only location within 50 miles to have high octane fuel.

There are 24 slot machines located inside the new 8,000 square-foot gas station and convenience store, which also showcases a gourmet coffee bar and wide-selection of food and beverages.

Grand opening festivities also included prizes and giveaways, a Tachi-Yokut tribal dance performance, spiritual blessing and Tribal Council ribbon cutting.

Gas prices will remain discounted until Jan. 18.

News Reporter

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