Looking back — Dec. 1

December 1966 The Forrest Currell Lumber Company was building the new Elks Lodge that holds a swimming pool, dinning room, lodge room, sauna, small gym and a kitchen. The cost of the project was $172,000 … Five Tucumcari High School band members were chosen to participate in the New Mexico All State Band competition held […]

Press release: Racetrack officials appeal license revocation

ALBUQUERQUE – The La Mesa Racetrack and Casino announced today it has appealed last month’s decision of the Gaming Control Board (GCB) to revoke its gaming license, fighting back by saying that it had complied with all the issues raised by the GCB and that the Board did not give it appropriate legal due process […]

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 […]

Press Release: Discounts available for disabled veterans on game and fish licenses

SANTA FE — Starting July 1, service-connected disabled veterans who are New Mexico residents will be eligible to buy an annual combination fishing and small-game hunting license for $10. The license normally costs $33.

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”

Saturday is free fishing day, no license required

Special to the QCS Whether you’re an old hand at fishing or if you feel like testing the waters for the first time, Saturday is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico – no license required, according to a press release from the […]

Raton gets racetrack

By Eric Butler Though quite a bit of money was at stake in their bid to land a racetrack in eastern New Mexico, Tucumcari representatives were sportsmanlike Monday after getting the bad news. The New Mexico Racing Commission voted down the proposal from Coronado Park Partners, the group led by Albuquerque businessman Don Chalmers that […]

Commission set to review racetrack applications Wednesday

Chelle Delaney The New Mexico Racing Commission will announce Wednesday the date it plans to declare its selection for the last remaining racetrack license in the state, according to the agenda for the commission’s next regular meeting on Wednesday. The commissioners will also meet in a closed session to discuss three separate license applications, including […]

New license pinpoints facial features for security

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By QCS Staff The state’s Motor Vehicle Division has launched a new hi-tech driver’s license to better protect the public from identity theft. It features biometric facial recognition technology at work, which has been operational for about two weeks in Tucumcari, a MVD spokeswoman said. Drivers’ license applicants now get their photo taken and screened […]

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 […]