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 […]

City is getting ready to make its bid for ‘racino’

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 120 citizens turned out Monday evening to learn how they could help investors and the Quay County Gaming Authority make their case before the state’s Racing Commission. Coronado Partners is the ownership team that wants to develop Coronado Race Track and Casino in Tucumcari.Attendees signed up for banners […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Holiday blitz, Special meeting of Gaming Authority

Saturday patrol in Logan over holiday weekend The Logan Police department will be working saturation patrol and concentrating on stopping underage drinking this holiday weekend, said senior patrol officer Wade Strand. “There will be three officers patrolling this weekend to accommodate the holiday crowd,” said Strand. “We are expecting a good crowd turnout this Labor […]

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 […]

Church leaders voice concern about ‘racino’ proposal

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun More money may come into the Tucumcari area from proposed gaming operations. But a race track and casino will also contribute to a rise in divorces, suicides, crime and in other social and services costs, said several area church leaders. “Not everyone is interested in accepting the financial gain […]

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 […]