Press release: Great American Cleanup is Saturday

The City of Clovis is holding its Great American Cleanup event on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., starting at 500 Sycamore. Landfill fees will be waived from noon, Friday, May 13 through noon, Monday May 16.

Time to start Clovis cleanup on entryways

Freedom New Mexico Let’s talk some trash. Or is it treasure? Check out the abandoned buildings surrounded by shattered glass, rotted wood and busted concrete on the eight-mile drive from Clovis to Cannon Air Force Base. Some of the doors don’t latch anymore. Some of the roofs don’t keep out the pigeons, much less rain […]

Great American Cleanup set for next week

Freedom New Mexico The Great American Cleanup is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25, starting at 500 Sycamore. The Clovis landfill will waive fees from noon Friday to 5 p.m. April 27 in conjunction with the event. Tire dumping will only be allowed for residential customers. The cleanup effort will cover the […]

2012 deadline for Hotel Clovis development

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Hotel Clovis should either be in a private developer’s hands or torn down by 2012, according to Community Development Director Claire Burroughes. The city has owned the building since 2004. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Cleanup at the Hotel Clovis must take place before any plans can be made […]

City to hold Hotel Clovis meeting

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city is planning a meeting today to update citizens on the progress of cleanup efforts at Hotel Clovis. The meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Ingram Room of the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Claire Burroughes, the city’s community development director, said the meeting falls under the umbrella […]

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Trek for Trash cleanup event scheduled for Saturday

CNJ staff Clovis’ Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Trek for Trash cleanup event Saturday. Groups of volunteers will pick up trash along roadways around the city and lunch will be provided. The top three trash collectors will be awarded dumpster truck trophies. Rob Carter, director of the Parks and Recreation department, said […]

Great American Cleanup nets over 1,000 bags of trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Richard and Elaine Woloszyn of Clovis picked trash out of a drain on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. as part of Saturday’s Great American Clean-Up. The Woloszyns came to the cleanup with a group from Clovis Community College. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Freshman Campus Spanish […]

Clovis city workers to take weekend off

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Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos speaks at the town hall meeting at Parkview Elementary School on Friday afternoon. The town hall meeting’s purpose was to report on progress since March 23′s tornado. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Employees with the city of Clovis will take a much-deserved break […]

Neighbors work together on cleanup

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Bob Sellers of Clovis inventories his home on Fairmount Ct. Monday for insurance purposes. Sellers said he and his wife, Dina, have been grateful for help from neighbors and the whole Clovis community. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Hundreds of volunteers descended on a small neighborhood south of Brady […]

Neighbors band together in cleanup effort

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Bob Sellers of Clovis inventories his home on Fairmount Ct. Monday for insurance purposes. Sellers said he and his wife, Dina, have been grateful for help from neighbors and the whole Clovis community. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Hundreds of volunteers descended on a small neighborhood south of Brady […]

HIghway department cleaning road between Clovis, Cannon

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer New Mexico’s highway department has been mowing grass and trimming trees along U.S. Highway 60/84 between Clovis and Cannon Air Force Base the last few days. State Highway 523 between Clovis and the municipal airport is also receiving a cleanup. State officials said the cleanup is routine — and […]

Connecticut sub base a ’minefield’ of pollution

By Matt Apuzzo: The Associated Press GROTON, Conn. — For decades, the land around the Navy’s oldest submarine base was a dumping ground for whatever it needed to dispose of: sulfuric acid, torpedo fuel, waste oil and incinerator ash. Now the Pentagon has proposed closing the base, leaving a huge swath of land that contains […]

City OKs $20,000 for civic center

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission on Thursday approved a $20,000 contract to hire a firm to assist in the planning, opening and initial operations of the civic center. The Pennsylvania-based company, Global Spectrum, operates civic centers, arenas and other special events centers across the country. “It’s the feeling of that […]

etc.: Cesar Chavez cleanup day

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Volunteers help clean Clovis in trash trek

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J Harden, of Albuquerque, looks to see if he hit the bell as he takes a shot at the strength test during the 2004 Prariedoggapalooza Saturday at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Volunteers from all over Clovis picked up almost two tons of trash Saturday morning […]

Public works asks for cleanup funds

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Monitoring well number five at the Clovis land fill was the first well to detect levels of Perchloroethylene from the old city land fill. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Jack King Clovis’ Public Works Department will ask the city commission to approve spending $117,000 to fund the first steps in cleaning up a half-mile-long plume […]