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 […]

Press release: La Mesa requests injunction to stop racing commission

By Tom Carroll ALBUQUERQUE, NM – La Mesa Racetrack and Casino today filed for an injunction in district court, asking the court to stop the New Mexico Racing Commission from giving away its license to another racetrack operator. La Mesa was awarded a license for a racetrack and casino in 2009 and has spent several […]

Peters has eye on Raton racino

Charles D. Brunt Dec. 01–Santa Fe art dealer and businessman Gerald “Jerry” Peters, who has twice tried to become a partner in New Mexico racinos, has his foot in the door on yet another: the long-stalled La Mesa Racetrack and Casino in Raton. Peters, a close political ally of Gov. Bill Richardson, said Tuesday he […]

Frost to host meeting at convention center

Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority, will host a meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center exhibit hall Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. to discuss Tucumcari’s future regarding the race track and casino and to give the public an update regarding where the city currently stands on the matter.For more information, call […]

La Mesa officials file appeal

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari officials, hopeful to take advantage of a second chance at a racino, said an appeal filed with the New Mexico Gaming Control Board is simply a delay by Raton-based La Mesa Racetrack and Casino. “They are only putting off the inevitable,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the […]

Raton gaming license revoked

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Gaming Control Board has revoked a gaming license for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton, GCB Deputy Executive Director Greg Saunders said on Tuesday. “What this means for Quay County, is we have another opportunity,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming […]

Quay officials await casino verdict

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Market area’s natural assets, leave the headaches and heartaches of casinos alone

By Nancy Hoff I was appalled when I read in the newspaper that over 8,000 signatures have been collected in favor of the proposed racetrack/casino. I wondered where these signatures had come from as there certainly are not 8,000 supporters in Tucumcari. If Clovis and Amarillo want a casino so bad, let them fight for […]

More than a thousand come out to support track and casino in Tucumcari

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Chelle Delaney TUCUMCARI – Coronado Park Racetrack and Casino will outpace its competition 2-to-1, promoters for the proposed Tucumcari project said Thursday. Don Chalmers, majority owner of the Coronado Partners, LLC, made his pitch to the five-man New Mexico Racing Commission, before a crowd of about 1,200 people at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Tucumcari, Raton […]

Ten questions about Tucumcari’s bid for racetrack, casino

Chelle Delaney By Chelle DelaneyQuay County Sun 1. What are Racing Commission members looking for in Thursday’s presentation? From any applicant, we are looking for the type of support locally. Ultimately, it’s going to be what is in the best interest of New Mexico’s horse racing. Our focus is racing. Everybody is going to have […]