Game Commission chair quits after cougar killing

Courtesy Photo:  State Sens. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Pat Woods, R-Broadview, visit with Scott Bidegain after the Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment to the New Mexico Game Commission in 2013.

  By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Scott Bidegain of Tucumcari, chairman of the New Mexico Game Commission and representative for the commission’s 4th District, has resigned, accused of being part of the unlawful killing of a cougar. A complaint filed in Quay County Magistrate Court alleges Bidegain did “unlawfully counsel, aid or abet in […]

Poetic minds share imaginative views

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Welcome to a world where Greek food is salted by tears, where souls on fire dance in the flames and heaven cups many million tears. Such is the world of a poet. Tucumcari’s Art Space was invaded by poets Friday night, who gave about 40 watchers and listeners a […]

Officers start coat drive for students

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor It all began when Tucumcari Police Sgt. Bryan Holmes and Officer Kenny Hernandez, on patrol at Tucumcari Elementary School, saw children shivering in the morning cold as they walked to school about two weeks before Christmas. But the real payoff was last week. Temperatures plummeted to single digits. Police […]

New outreach program to educate students on variety of subjects

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A stranger who is a police officer is a good person to talk if children are confronted by strangers who could do them harm. That was a big part of the first message Tucumcari police officers delivered to San Jon school children in first through fifth grades Monday afternoon as […]

Small explosion brings police to Tucumcari High, causes no injuries

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   A shop class incident that involved a small explosion that made a loud pop brought police to Tucumcari High School but resulted in no injuries Wednesday morning. Classes proceeded as usual after the incident, according to Dave Johnson, assistant superintendent of Tucumcari Municipal Schools. Johnson said during a morning […]

Tucumcari youth to ride at pro motocross event

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Eight-year-old Kaden Shaw of Tucumcari is one of 15 riders to compete in the KTM Jr. Supercross Challenge Feb. 15 in Arlington, Texas. Shaw’s father Darrick Shaw submitted an application for Kaden to compete in the Supercross Challenge, which will be held during the intermission of the Monster Energy […]

Coyotes celebrate homecoming with split wins against Mosquero

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The San Jon Coyotes see room from improvement and the Lady Coyotes are learning to play with confidence after splitting wins with Mosquero Thursday night for their homecoming. The (8-9) Coyotes ran away with the game early against the Mosquero Pirates thumping them 63-19. “The team still […]

Middle school students to compete at FCCLA district event

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Tucumcari Middle School students will advocate for parental diligence to combat the dangers of video game and television violence for teens at Saturday’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) district competition in Clovis. “We have chosen to demonstrate how teens are being over-exposed to violent content in […]

Tucumcari High School culinary students get hands-on learning

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari High School’s Culinary Arts classroom, which looks for all the world like a commercial kitchen, adds a new dimension to chef Danny Hernandez’s “Chef on Demand” tour of regional high schools for the A’Viands/ Summit Foods Co. Summit Foods provides meals under contract for Tucumcari Schools and Hernandez’s […]

Longhorns split wins with the visiting Red Devils

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns split wins Friday night with the visiting Springer Red Devils. The (15-3) Lady Longhorns’ fast-paced game play and constant attacking of the ball on defense, combined with the Lady Red Devils short bench, resulted in the 53-37 win for Logan Friday night. “We had silly fouls […]