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 […]

Blessings come to those who give cheerfully

By Debra Whittington But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all […]

City offers free compost to gardeners

By Tom Dominguez Talking to Joe Ramirez, city of Tucumcari Wastewater superintendent, the best compost to get is through the city waste water department. It only cost you the effort and time to go by and pick it up. According to Ramirez, the biosolids that come from wastewater go through an industrial digestive process for […]

MCCH Council names eight priorities for year

By QCS Staff The Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council has outlined eight priorities for 2008 to improve the quality of life and health in Quay County. They are: l Substance abuse l Suicide l Family Violence l Childhood Obesity l Health Care Access l Teen Pregnancy l Childcare l Immunizations Based on […]

Cable industry should push back against FCC regs

Perhaps it’s not all that surprising. Any government agency set up with a mission to regulate some aspect of commercial life develops an institutional imperative to regulate ever more aspects. So the Federal Communications Commission, which was barred by law in 1984 from regulating cable television — to give the industry a chance to grow […]

New Mexico’s frotier real American idea

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona was invited by a magazine, celebrating its 150th anniversary, to write an essay on “The Future of the American Idea.” She wasn’t the only one invited to write such an essay, but her essay was a bit unusual. It’s headed “The Arizona Idea” and […]

Housing market will correct itself sans government help

Freedom New Mexico No one can now deny the obvious: The housing bubble, especially in high-priced real estate markets, has popped. New home sales are projected to fall nationwide to 805,000 this year, down 23 percent from 1.05 million last year, the National Association of Realtors has reported. If that happens, it would be the […]

Voters say yes to hospital tax

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With votes coming in at margin of about 6 to 1, the gross receipts tax proposals for Dan C. Trigg Hospital easily passed in Tuesday’s election. The vote on Question No. 1 was 774 for, 11 against. On Question No. 2, a new tax, the vote was 713 for, […]

Economic development targets six industries

By QCS Staff The area’s economic development agency plans to target segments of six growth industries in hopes of creating 595 new jobs over the next five years, said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. The targeted areas have a predicted growth rate of between 12.3 percent and 62 percent, […]

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, […]