Gypsum: Should calcium sulfate be applied or not

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Homeowners are typically flooded with several sources of information on how to improve soils in the landscape. The claims of some products are mostly miraculous in their ability to improve the quality and workability of soils. Other products stay firmly entrenched in the minds of gardeners and landscape professionals […]

Proposed racino will bring new money to state, supporters say

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By QCS Staff Don Chalmers of Coronado Partners, LLC announced Monday that an application had been filed Friday with the New Mexico Racing Commission and the New Mexico Gaming Control Board to develop and operate Coronado Park race track and casino in Tucumcari, according to press release. “I am very excited to bring this project […]

Application filed for racino in Tucumari

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By QCS Staff It’s official. The application for a race track and casino has been filed with state agencies to obtain licenses for a racino in Tucumcari. Here is Coronado Partners’ press release on the filing of the application: Don Chalmers of Coronado Partners, LLC filed an application Friday with the New Mexico Racing Commission […]

‘Racino’ plans still on track

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The principal parties applying for a proposed $30 million race track and casino, “racino,” in Tucumcari will be introduced to the community later this month, said Warren Frost, a Logan attorney and executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Plans are under way for the group to apply […]

Mesalands continues steps toward wind center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interconnection application between Xcel Energy and Mesalands Community College for its wind center was reviewed at the Mesalands board of trustees meeting Tuesday night. “This application is another step forward in the development of the North American Wind Research & Training Center here at Mesalands,” said Mesalands president […]

Authority selects management team for racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Gaming Authority placed their bets on the Las Vegas management team of Navegante Group and the Friedmutter Inc. Authority members voted to negotiate with the management team regarding eventual fees and the selection of a horsetrack management company. The competing group, Whitesands, Inc., was equal in […]

Gaming authority waits to hire architectural firm

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Any decisions about a architectural firm to design a proposed casino and race track in Tucumcari were tabled on Monday at the meeting of Quay County Gaming Authority. Warren Frost, executive director of the authority, recommended that the authority hold off on making a decision until a management firm […]

Judge Purcell to retire, court seeking applicants

By QCS Staff U.S. District Judge Ricky D. Purcell is slated to retire on July 1, and the process to find his replacement is under way, said Sandra Bauman, judicial selection coordinator for the nominating commission. In the meantime, the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court has been requested to seek a interim […]

Authority takes steps to prep application for racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun At the first meeting of the Quay County Gaming Authority on Tuesday, the commission made fast work of a 16-item agenda. All the items are paving the way to make an application to the state for an estimated $30 million race track and casino operation in Tucumcari. Authority members […]

‘Racino’ gains JPA support

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun As of Tuesday night, participants invited to join a joint powers agreement (JPA) to apply for a race track and casino in Tucumcari were: 2:1. Remaining are two unknowns. At its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, the Village of Logan agreed to become a member of the JPA, said […]