Off-Duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering

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QCS Staff An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, said State Police Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said Pete Vargas, 32, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. at the Quay County Magistrate Court. Bateman said Vargas was processed […]

Guard returns from hurricane duty

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By QCS Staff Men and women from the New Mexico National Guard returned Friday from Louisiana to the National Guard Armory in Tucumcari. The guard was called out on Labor Day to respond to Hurricane Gustav which looked to be bearing down on New Orleans. Alhtough Gustave was not as robust as expected, Tucumcari’s guard […]

Soldier ready to re-enlist

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Clovis Police Detective Roman Romero said he plans to renew his reserve contract with the Marine Corps in coming weeks even though it could mean being sent to Iraq. The Clovis native said although he’s established in his job and has a young family, he wants to serve […]