County’s togetherness praiseworthy
The New Mexico Racing Commission will decide at 1:30 p.m. on Monday who will be awarded the last racetrack in New Mexico. I am writing to express to everyone how proud I am of our community.
During the last two years, we have had complete and total cooperation from the Tucumcari City Commission, the Quay County Commission, and the village councils of Logan and San Jon.
I have never been involved in, nor heard of, any endeavor where separate communities with different interests have so fully cooperated and joined together to pursue a common goal.
Having grown up in Tucumcari, I have always heard stories about this potential project that we could have had, or should have had, but because there was division within the community, we were not successful. That certainly cannot be said for the pursuit of Coronado Park.
Every time I have asked for volunteers or assistance in this project, I have been met with an enthusiastic willingness to help. That enthusiasm culminated in the public meeting that was held on July 24. The Coronado partners hoped to have at least 500 people at the meeting — it never occurred to me we would have 1,400.
I don’t know whether we are going to be awarded the racetrack and casino, but I do know that regardless of what happens, our pursuit of this racetrack has clearly demonstrated our ability to all work together for the common good.
I want to thank all of the governmental entities, the business owners, their employees and every individual citizen who has contributed time and energy to this project.
Warren F. Frost
Executive director, Quay County Gaming Authority