Raton makes its pitch to land track, casino

By QCS Staff Tucumcari will get its chance on July 24 to convince the state’s Racing Commission that it’s the best candidate for a race track and casino in the city.On Thursday, Raton told its story to the commission.

Community support sought for Tucumcari race track and casino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold a public hearing in Tucumcari on July 24 to determine the community’s support for a race track and casino in Tucumcari, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. “It’s important that everyone attend the meeting,” Frost said. The [...]

Downs move to Moriarty not expected to hurt Tucumcari’s chances for racino

By QCS Staff A new race track in Moriarty shouldn’t have much impact on Tucumcari’s proposal for a race track and casino, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. The New Mexico Racing Commission gave its approval on Tuesday to the Downs of Albuquerque to move to Moriarity, according to a [...]

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 [...]

Chalmers, partners add horsepower to racino plans

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s horsepower for a race track and casino was announced on Wednesday. The major player and majority stock holder in Tucumcari’s bid for a race track and casino is Rio Rancho businessman and car dealer Don Chalmers. Chalmers and principals of a management team that plan to put together [...]

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, [...]

May 5, 2007 Letters to the Editor

Cater to children not casino I was born and raised in Tucumcari (and still have family there) and now live in St. Louis. I’ve been keeping up on what’s happening in my hometown from the Quay County Sun Web site. I’ve been following the news reports on the Racino and can’t believe Tucumcari is even considering [...]

Support varies for race track, casino

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun There was little opposition to a proposed race track and casino in Tucumcari at a meeting on Monday night. Here is what some of the attendees had to say: • Wes Stewart, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Tucumcari, said he opposes the proposed racino or race track plan. [...]

GTEDC has plans for casino, race track in city

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) will propose to communities in Quay County that they jointly pursue an application with the New Mexico Racing Commission to obtain New Mexico’s last racetrack permit, according to a press release from the GTEDC. Under the proposal, the racetrack and casino would be [...]

Support, opposition arise for track

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Economic Development Director Ben Kendrick has high hopes for a horse-racing track/casino coming to Tucumcari, but others in the state have their doubts of its viability or are in direct opposition to the move. “This is looking very good,” said Kendrick last week about the possibility of a horse-racing track coming to [...]