Application filed for racino in Tucumari

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By QCS Staff It’s official. The application for a race track and casino has been filed with state agencies to obtain licenses for a racino in Tucumcari. Here is Coronado Partners’ press release on the filing of the application: Don Chalmers of Coronado Partners, LLC filed an application Friday with the New Mexico Racing Commission [...]

Authority decides to give investors 4 percent for proposed racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If less is more, then the Quay County Gaming Authority is betting that giving up 4 percent of its interest in a proposed race track and casino will bring profits of a different kind in the future. The authority agreed on Thursday to give up 4 percent of its [...]

Cosner enters race for District 67 House seat

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By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A longtime Tucumcari resident Craig Cosner announced Tuesday night he will run for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 67 seat. Democrat Cosner is seeking the seat held by state Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton. Moore announced in November he would not seek reelection. �I recognize the importance of [...]

District 3 candidate out of race

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Write-in candidate, Jerry Dale Williamson, did not qualify for the District 3 municipal race for the Tucumcari City Commission, said city clerk, Jeanette Maddaford. In District 3, James L. Witcher is the only candidate running, and his is the only uncontested race in the City Commission election on March [...]

Write-in candidate joins District 3 race

By QCS Staff Jerry Dale Williamson, a write-in candidate, declared his candidacy Tuesday for election in Tucumcari’s District 3 race for city commissioner. It was the only uncontested race in the upcoming elections. The District 3 post is held by city Commissioner James L. Witcher. Now, nine candidates are running in the municipal election. They [...]

December 1973

Anne Kaester, ABC News correspondent, filmed a feature here about the energy crisis and how it affects the economy of Tucumcari. … Private Roy W. Norris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Norris, was named MP of the month at the Marine Corp Air Station in Beaufort, S.C. … Tucumcari Jaycees sponsored the Christmas Motorcross [...]

Riding, racing the Santa Fe Trail

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Team Liberty had it much easier than their forefathers when they crossed the Santa Fe Trail. Participants in the Great Santa Fe Trail Race, Dawson Higgins and Shawn Davis, had six horses, a motor coach, a truck with a sleeper and hot meals. The 13-day race covered 800 miles, [...]

Team Liberty setting pace on Santa Fe Trail ride

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Team Liberty of Tucumcari is in the No. 3 spot after two days in the Great Santa Fe Trail Horse Endurance Race, said Shawn Davis, Liberty Team captain from Tucumcari. �We�re in third. We�re doing okay. We�re right up there where we need to be,� said Davis in a [...]

Authority takes steps to prep application for racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun At the first meeting of the Quay County Gaming Authority on Tuesday, the commission made fast work of a 16-item agenda. All the items are paving the way to make an application to the state for an estimated $30 million race track and casino operation in Tucumcari. Authority members [...]

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 [...]