Tucumcari officer charged with breaking and entering

CMI 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 […]

Tucumcari police officer to attend anger management classes

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari police officer charged with assaulting his wife over text messages to another man will attend anger management classes. Robert Vargas agreed to attend anger management classes on March 31, according to court documents. Vargas must complete the anger management classes before a pre-trial conference set for Sept. 29, according to […]

Tucumcari police officer facing assault, battery charges

Freedom New Mexico State police say a Tucumcari police officer assaulted his wife over text messages to another man. Robert Vargas, a four-year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department was arraigned Monday morning in the Quay County Magistrate Court on the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member. He pleaded not guilty […]

Police arrest two in stabbing

CNJ staff report Clovis police arrested two men Monday in connection with a Sept. 18 stabbing. Kenneth Lamar Nash, 24, and Angelo Vargas, 25, are being held at the Curry County jail. Vargas is facing two charges — aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated burglary — and is being held on $35,000 bond, […]

Press release: Police arrest two in stabbing case

Two local Clovis men identified as 24 year-old Kenneth Lamar Nash and 25 year-old Angelo Vargas were arrested Monday morning, September 27, 2010 on charges of Felony Aggravated Battery and Felony Aggravated Burglary stemming from a burglary and stabbing incident at Clovis Apartments on the afternoon of September 18, 2010. At approximately 4:30 p.m. on […]

Veterans Day parade part of week of activities honoring veterans

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File photo Activities recognizing Veterans Day will be going on in Clovis throughout the week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Veterans Day should be about giving thanks and recognition for the impact and sacrifice of military service, not only on service members, but on their families as well, according to George Vargas of the […]

New service officer appointed at Clovis Veterans’ Services

George Vargas has been named the new service officer at the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services field office in Clovis. Vargas, 39, was a mental health technician in San Diego and Los Angeles and most recently a Social Services manager in his hometown of El Paso before coming to the NMDVS. Vargas retired from […]

Hounds’ MF gains All-SSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior midfielder Keith Vargas headlined seven Eastern New Mexico University soccer players chosen to the All-Southwest Soccer squad, announced this week by the conference office. Vargas, a four-year player from Rio Rancho, became the second All-SSC first-team choice for the Greyhounds after goalkeeper Leif Craddock made it last season. Craddock, […]

Hounds post shutout win over Missouri Southern

CNJ staff PORTALES — It may not have been a perfect outing, but the result was just fine with the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team. The Greyhounds made a first-half goal by junior defender Donnell Jackson stand up for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Missouri Southern on Sunday at the ENMU […]

Lowe’s program making homes safer

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Christina Vargas watches as Lowe’s employees Curtis Benton, front left, Tracy Shelton, front right, and Elmo Garcia, back install a fire extinguisher in the kitchen of Vargas’ home Thursday in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Christina Vargas lives in a bright turquoise trailer home trimmed in white, with a […]