Racino application deadline extended

QCS Staff The deadline to apply for the state’s last racing license has been extended another three weeks by the New Mexico Racing Commission, a key figure in Quay County’s quest to win the license said Thursday. “The commission has extended the deadline for applications from Sept. 2 to Sept. 23,” said Quay County Gaming [...]

Racino application to be sent

Thomas Garcia An application for the state’s last racing license is ready to be submitted said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. Frost said Don Chalmers and Coronado Partners, LLC, will submit their license application to the New Mexico Racing Commission on today with the intent of developing a racetrack and [...]

Panel rejects Raton racino deal

Charles D. Brunt After an often heated exchange with an attorney representing the stalled racino in Raton, the New Mexico Racing Commission unanimously rejected a proposal Thursday that supporters said would have put La Mesa Racetrack and Casino back on track. Albuquerque attorney Sam Bregman, representing Canadian investor and racino President Michael Moldenhauer, told commissioners [...]

Raton Racino Contractor Files Lien

By Charles D. Brunt: Albuquerque Journal The lead contractor for La Mesa Racetrack and Casino has filed an $845,000 lien against Canadian developer Michael Moldenhauer and Horse Racing at Raton LLC, the corporation behind the troubled $50 million racino. A claim of lien filed by James H. Franken, president of Las Vegas, N.M.-based Franken Construction [...]

Delays could open door for Tucumcari to lure racino to town

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Construction delays on the Raton racino could open the door for Tucumcari to lure it to Quay County. Logan attorney Warren Frost, president of the Quay County Gaming Authority, said he sent a letter to the New Mexico Racing Commission stating Tucumcari’s continued interest in building a racino, which [...]

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”

Aug. 16, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Enthusiasm for racino evident in Tucumcari The article in the Quay County Sun’s Aug. 13 issue about racetracks favoring Raton over Tucumcari makes me ask: Why can other racetracks weigh in about a decision when their management will be in direct competition with Coronado Park over the gambling dollar? The people of Tucumcari showed their [...]

Racino not what entire town wants

By Brian Haines Last week we held a rather well advertised rally regarding the potential coming of a “racino” to our community. During the course of the week I overheard several statements made that I wanted to use this forum to address: First: at some point it was stated that “99 percent” of Tucumcari residents [...]

Region should support racino

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday where it will hear investors’ proposal for building a racetrack and casino at the edge of town. We encourage area residents to help the commissioners see the potential a “racino” would have on the economy of this community, the region and ultimately the [...]

Racino unhealthy for body, spirit

I’m opposed to the racetrack/casino being promoted by the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., the City Council and Quay County commissioners, who apparently view the racino as a regional economic panacea. As a minister of Christ, I primarily oppose gambling on moral as well as practical grounds. I believe it to be a sickness that [...]