Gaming authority says it wants level playing field

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Which racetrack and casino proposal will end up with a coveted prize: A site on the heavily trafficked I-40? Now, that Albuquerque Downs racetrack wants to move to Moriarity on I-40, the Quay County Gaming Authority is stepping back a pace, and mounting its own offensive to win approval […]

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 […]

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 […]

City, county joins JPA to form Quay County Gaming Authority

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun During the past week, four out of the five invited players have agreed to apply to the state for a license for a race track and casino in Tucumcari. With the players all named in a proposed Joint Powers Agreement, or JPA, they will now organize to create a […]

04-11-2007: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m. special meeting of the Quay County Commissions, Commissioners Chambers, Quay County Courthouse, to discuss approval of JPA for Quay County Gaming Authority, appointment of Gaming Authority Member and approval of RFP for misdemeanor court compliance officer. Thursday: 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting, Liberty Water Association, Arch Hurley Meeting Room. Thursday: 6 p.m., regular […]

‘Racino’ up for discussion at Monday meeting

On Monday the governing bodies of Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon, House, and Quay County will meet to discuss a Joint Powers Agreement to create the Quay County Gaming Authority. This will include a presentation by Warren Frost, the program coordinator, and Michael Newman, the financial advisor, concerning possible avenues of financing the construction and operation […]

Angel tree makes Christmas wishes come true

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Saturday afternoon, 98 children were greeted by Santa Claus at the Wautonomah Hall. Each of the children was given a bag of goodies and a gift chosen especiallly for them. This holiday cheer was made possible by the Angel Tree, supported by the Tucumcari Housing Authority, City Hall, […]

Spraying to eradicate salt cedars

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney A spraying program to kill salt cedars on land along 160 miles of the Canadian River in New Mexico and Texas is hoped to help the flow of water into Lake Meredith, said officials of the Canadian Municipal Water Authority. Last week, Lake Meredith hit an […]

City seeks to finance revamping pool

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun City officials and planners have been working to get the city pool repaired and back in swimming order for almost three years. Now, it looks as if progress is being made. Last week, city officials spoke with an official from the New Mexico Finance Authority to lay the ground work […]