Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Racing Commission Wants Consultant Bids.(State)

Byline: Jeff Jones Journal Staff Writer

The state Racing Commission will likely begin seeking bids this week for a consultant to evaluate the bidders for the Hobbs horse track and casino project, its executive director said.

"We want all the applications (back) in two weeks," executive director India Hatch said on Monday.

The commission, which is charged with selecting one of four applicants for the $30 million to $50 million Hobbs track and casino project, announced last month it planned to bring in a consultant. At that time, chairman Jack Cole and vice-chairman David "Hossie" Sanchez said they wanted to make sure the selection is done correctly and fairly. …

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