License application window closed

Charles D. Brunt The New Mexico Racing Commission is no longer accepting applications for the state’s sixth racino because of a court injunction, the five-member panel announced Monday. Following a nearly 90-minute closed executive session, board chairman Rob Doughty III announced the moratorium, saying 8th Judicial District Judge John Paternoster in Raton is expected to […]

Racing commission extends license application deadline

Thomas Garcia The deadline to apply for the state’s last racing license has been extended another three weeks by the New Mexico Racing Commission, a key figure in Quay County’s quest to win the license said Thursday. “The commission has extended the deadline for applications from Sept. 2 to Sept. 23,” said Quay County Gaming […]

Racino application deadline extended

QCS Staff The deadline to apply for the state’s last racing license has been extended another three weeks by the New Mexico Racing Commission, a key figure in Quay County’s quest to win the license said Thursday. “The commission has extended the deadline for applications from Sept. 2 to Sept. 23,” said Quay County Gaming […]

Racino application to be sent

Thomas Garcia An application for the state’s last racing license is ready to be submitted said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Frost said Don Chalmers and Coronado Partners, LLC, will submit their license application to the New Mexico Racing Commission on today with the intent of developing a racetrack and […]

Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County […]

Racing commission to accept applications

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Gaming Authority is in the process of putting together a new application for New Mexico’s last non-reservation license. “The New Mexico Racing Commission will be accepting applications for the license from June 2 to the close of business Sept. 2,” said Racing Commission Deputy Director India Hatch. Hatch said the […]

Online comments changing format

Freedom New Mexico Web sites are converting to a Facebook application to help readers interact with newsroom staff and each other. The change, from a platform called “Pluck,” is scheduled to take place this week at the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun Web sites. “The idea is to make it easier […]

Economic assistance passed for day care

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor City commissioners approved an ordiance for an application for loval economic develpoment assistance for building a new day care in Tucumcari during Thursday’s meeting. Patrick Vanderpool, who is the extecutive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development agency, presented the ordiance to the commission. “It will open some new […]

County approves JAG application

By QCS Staff Quay County Commissioners approved the application of a $53,000 grant from the Department of Justice during Mondays regular meeting. The Justice Assistance Grant, (JAG), will be split between the Quay County Sheriffs Office and Tucumcari Police Department, said Commission Chair Franklin McCasland. McCasland said the two agencies planned on purchasing a law […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]