Gaming authority extends option on race track land

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Chelle Delaney It’s a long shot — but betting that a race track license may become available within the next two years — the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed Friday to extend its option on land near Interstate 40. The authority, which has $9,224 left in its bank account from its $60,000 efforts last year […]

Gaming Authority sets meeting for Friday

By QCS Staff The Quay County Gaming Authority will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday in the Territorial Room at the Tucumcari Greater Economic Development Corp. The meeting will cover the authority’s financial report and a discussion of the continuing options on the property, according to Warren Frost, executive director. The authority […]

Gaming Authority preps for Racing Commission visit

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Chelle Delaney In 37 days, the state’s Racing Commission will be in Tucumcari to hear what the community thinks about a proposed casino and racetrack off of Route 66 between Mountain Road and Interstate 40. Tuesday night, in preparation for the Racing Commission’s public hearing on July 24, “We want to get an all out […]

Water authority to discuss funding for Ute Water Project

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Ute Water Project Manager Scott Verhines said the region’s water authority will discuss establishing a revenue stream in its next meeting to relieve the city of Clovis of the burden to provide collateral for any loan it receives on behalf of the Ute Water Project.As the financial […]

Authority decides to give investors 4 percent for proposed racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If less is more, then the Quay County Gaming Authority is betting that giving up 4 percent of its interest in a proposed race track and casino will bring profits of a different kind in the future. The authority agreed on Thursday to give up 4 percent of its […]

Quay County Gaming Authority gives up 4 percent interest in proposed ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun The Quay County Gaming Authority agreed today to give up 4 percent of its 9 percent ownership to major investors in a proposed race track and casino in Tucumcari. The authority’s proposal for a “racino” has gained the interest of a major investor, Don Chalmers of Rio Rancho, and […]

‘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 […]

Lopez becomes police chief

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It’s official. Daniel Lopez was sworn in as the Tucumcari Police Chief Sunday morning at City Hall. Lopez has been working as a volunteer for the Tucumcari Police Department since Oct. 1, with the title of police consultant. Lopez retired in September from the New Mexico State Police. Lopez […]

Housing authority record-keeping questioned

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Housing Authority has come under scrutiny for its record keeping of public housing tenant files, tenant waiting lists, financial records and other matters associated with record keeping. Before leaving the position as executive director of the authority, Heidi Fenton told the authority’s board on Sept. 27: l […]

Majority ownership given up in racino plan

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Members of the Quay County Gaming Authority agreed to give up 91 percent of its ownership to a private management firm, said Warren Frost, executive director of the authority. The authority’s members, Quay County, Tucumcari, San Jon and Logan, now would have to split 9 percent of the proceeds, […]