Officials await ruling on racing license appeals

Thomas Garcia A pair of appeals filed by a Raton-based racetrack and casino have gone through the briefing stage and are now awaiting a ruling in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, with local officials optimistic the rulings will give Tucumcari another chance at a racino. La Mesa has a pair of appeals with New [...]

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 [...]

Racing commission to accept applications

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Gaming Authority is in the process of putting together a new application for New Mexico’s last non-reservation license. “The New Mexico Racing Commission will be accepting applications for the license from June 2 to the close of business Sept. 2,” said Racing Commission Deputy Director India Hatch. Hatch said the [...]

Officials eye racino developments

Thomas Garcia Quay County Gaming Authority officials said they are fully aware of the added interest of a new developer and investor concerning the racetrack in Raton.

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 [...]

Special meeting prompted by voiding of La Mesa gaming license

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Quay County Gaming Authority Executive Director Waren Frost will host a special meeting to discuss the future of a race track and casino in Quay County. Frost said he will hold the meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center exhibit hall and it is open to [...]

State gaming board works to reverse La Mesa license appeal

QCSun Staff The New Mexico Gaming Control Board asked hearing officer David Chacon at a Friday meeting in Albuquerque to act on a motion dismissing La Mesa Racetrack and Casino’s appeal to keep its gaming license, gaming board executive director Greg Saunders said. “The hearing officer heard both sides and gave the state until next [...]

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 County gaming officials still hopeful for racino license

Thomas Garcia Even though the state awarded Raton the last gaming license on Tuesday, the Quay County Gaming Authority remains vigilant and hopeful Tucumcari’s bid for a “racino”