Lawsuit winner graduates from academy

By William Thompson Vivian Martinez, the former exotic dancer who won an $80,000 lawsuit settlement against the Tucumcari Police Department in August, has graduated from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs. Martinez, now a sheriff’s deputy with the Lea County Sheriff’s Department, was previously denied employment by the Tucumcari Police Department. She [...]

Mounted Patrolman honored

TV Hagenah Eugene Ross joined the New Mexico Mounted Patrol 25 years ago and Saturday to honor that he was presented with a plaque to honor that service at the NMMP annual Convention in Artesia. “It was a lot different then,” said Ross about when he started with the mounted patrol in 1978. “It’s changed [...]

Labor Day: Kick Back and Relax: Keep it legal, added law enforcement awaits

By Ryan Lengerich While Labor Day weekend might be many Tucumcari resident’s last time to cut loose prior to summer’s end, law enforcement will be making sure it’s the last time to party — legally. Tucumcari police department and New Mexico State Police will be stepping up patrols inside the city and in outlying areas [...]