3/9 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6 p.m. on Friday, police were flagged down by three Clovis airman ranging in age from 20 to 24 on the 300 block of Second Street. The men told police they had been playing basketball at a nearby gym when they […]

Don Knotts dies at 81

By Jeremiah Marquez: The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Don Knotts, who kept generations of TV audiences laughing as bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show” and would-be swinger landlord Ralph Furley on “Three’s Company,” has died. He was 81. Knotts died Friday night of pulmonary and respiratory complications at a Los Angeles […]

Ford, Earl

Earl A. Ford, 78, of Clovis died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Evansville, Ind., to Earl Anderson and Gladys Hayhurst Ford. He married Ruth Mendoza on Jan. 7, 1947, in El Paso, Texas. He was a longtime Clovis resident. He came to Clovis to […]

Nichols, David “Andy”

David “Andy” Nichols, 58, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Hobbs to Ruby and Ervin Nichols. He married Brenda “B.J.” Vantrease on Oct. 29, 1965. He attended Portales High School and in 1962 began working for Hometown Foods as an associate in the […]

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]

Police blotter — Feb. 2

CNJstaff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Friday, police responded to the 700 block of Weatherford Street in reference to a stolen gun. The resident told police a homeless acquaintance was living with him and took the 40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol sometime on Thursday. • • […]

1/29 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, police pulled over a vehicle on Fifth and Prince streets for a broken license plate light and found the 25-year-old driver in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The driver was cited, arrested and released, the report said. […]

1/17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a vehicle was stopped by police for undisclosed reasons on the 200 block of Sheldon Street, and a juvenile passenger was arrested on a warrant out of Bernalillo County for violating probation. The 17-year-old female from Farwell […]

Fires leave two Roosevelt County families displaced

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Donald “Andy” Anderson flips through some of his collectible comic books on Thursday that were destroyed when his home caught on fire. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Fires have destroyed the homes but not the spirits of two Roosevelt County families. L.A. Davis of Floyd said he lost everything in a […]

12/18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Wednesday police responded to the scene of a two-car accident at the intersection of Echols and 21st streets. A 38-year-old driver was ticketed after her vehicle stopped at a stop sign on Echols Street, proceeded onto 21st Street, and […]