Frost: La Mesa injuction “desperate”

Thomas Garcia La Mesa Racetrack and Casino at Raton filed for an injunction to halt the application process for the state’s last racing license, a move that Quay County Gaming Authority officials are calling frivolous. “This is their last desperate effort to stop the application process,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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”

Strong community support vital to city’s survival

By Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari can only declare itself a winner this week, even though Raton was the chosen site for New Mexico’s last horse track and casino operation. The reason is the community, inside and outside the town boundaries, won’t abandon its efforts to rebuild our economic base. Many have said they will retool […]

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 […]

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 […]

State’s racetracks favor Raton over Tucumcari

Chelle Delaney Representatives of New Mexico’s five racetracks have weighed in with their support for adding a racetrack in Raton, according to copies of letters sent over the past 21 days to the New Mexico Racing Commission. Raton,

Raton makes its pitch to land track, casino

By QCS Staff Tucumcari will get its chance on July 24 to convince the state’s Racing Commission that it’s the best candidate for a race track and casino in the city.On Thursday, Raton told its story to the commission.