Max

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Name: Max About: Max is ten pounds of ferociousness, that is if you count barking at a trash can and the vaccuum as being ferocious. He loves snuggling up to people, licking them and ripping the legs off of all of his stuffed animals. He doesn’t enjoy wearing clothes or his cowboy boots that I […]

Trek for Trash results

CNJ Staff Results for Saturday’s Trek for Trash cleanup event in Clovis. • Golden Dumpster award — Clovis Community College Trio, 147 bags • Silver Dumpster award — Clovis High volleyball, 92 bags • Bronze Dumpster award — Teen Court, 72 bags Of note: 170 volunteers collected 376 bags of trash

April 25, 1940

The city of Clovis was providing trucks to haul off trash from residential alleys and back yards. More than 100 truck loads of trash had been taken to the city dump and burned during the “Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up” campaign. … A Wheaties cereal advertisement in the Clovis News-Journal featured 38 grocers offering “good luck” wishes […]

Trash ordinance closer to being in the bag

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis residents get ready to bag trash. City commissioners approved the introduction of an ordinance requiring residents and businesses place garbage in “a securely tied plastic bag” before discarding in Polycarts and dumpsters. The ordinance also prohibits “tampering with plastic bags and garbage” in those receptacles. Enactment of the […]

Letters to the Editor: Dumpster initiative should be dropped

In reading the most recent article reporting efforts to “Keep Clovis beautiful,” I had to laugh. I have to side with City Commissioner Fred Van Soelen. It would be virtually impossible to police those choosing to place trash in dumpsters without first bagging it. Simple economics are the word. A) Who will pay for the […]

Committee won’t bag proposed trash ordinance

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis committee dedicated to beautifying the city is not giving up on an ordinance that would require residents and businesses to bag trash before throwing it in dumpsters. City commissioners last week rejected a trash-bagging ordinance crafted by Clovis Pride amid concerns it would be too difficult to […]

Sept. 10, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: On Sept. 1 an officer took a report about a vehicle accident involving a city trash truck. The trash truck driver said the accident occurred about noon at the intersection of Sycamore and Brady streets. He told police he swerved to avoid […]

Portales looking to solve dumpster dilemma

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales residents are leaving appliances, sheet rock materials, scattered garbage and furniture items next to dumpsters, and it’s causing a problem, say Portales city officials. Portales city officials said it’s increasing work for the limited solid waste crew and want the items placed in the Portales Convenience Center instead of […]

Task force aims to clean up Clovis

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer In a darkened room, Curry County commissioners watched images Thursday of rundown buildings, tall weeds and accumulated trash flash across a screen. Shot from a moving vehicle, the film showed what Clovis looks like to people entering Curry County, according to local businesswoman Rose Riley. Riley said Cannon Air […]

Landfill trash lands in nearby back yards

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Brent Myers of Clovis unloads trash from his truck Friday at the Clovis Landfill. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An odd assortment of items ended up on the lawn of Clovis resident Tana Williams: A list of airmen from Cannon Air Force Base and their assignments, graded school papers, an […]

County Commission restricts fireworks

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Chairman Tim Ashley jokingly referred to himself as the “Grinch who stole the Fourth of July” at Thursday’s special meeting of the Curry County Commission. The reference to the famous Dr. Seuss holiday-stealing character came after the commissioners adopted an ordinance restricting fireworks. The ordinance bans the sale and […]

Cannon engineers walk the trash talk for award

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon wins ‘green’ honors for fifth straight year The men and women working at the 27th Civil Engineer Squadron like talking trash. After all, talking about trash, along with doing their best to get rid of it, has garnered this squadron and Cannon the impressive Green Zia award for the past five years. […]

2/12 Letters to the editor

Citizens should take responsibility for trash I am super tired of picking up other people’s trash from my yard. One of the first things I noticed when I moved to Clovis nearly 18 months ago was all the trash everywhere — in empty lots, clinging to fences, around vacated buildings. If people would not litter […]

12/22 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 9 a.m. on Monday, police responded to a business on the 400 block of Seventh Street in reference to a forgery. The owner of the business said a former employee cashed a company check for $4,000. Police did not locate the […]

Violent parenting teaches child violence

CNJ Readers I would like to agree with Bill Sconone in Tuesday’s letter (“Parents fail to teach common courtesies.”) However, I must strongly disagree with his methods. Smacking or swatting a child is parenting by bullying. Hitting a child just teaches him or her it is OK to hit another person if you are bigger […]

Letters to the Editor: Trash collectors targeted for critcism

I don’t know how hard it is to be a refuse collector/driver. I imagine driving a truck that picks up the dumpsters is easy, picking up the green dumpsters and dumping them in the truck is hard, as well as doing the alley cleanup. As a consumer, I get tired of waiting a month or […]

Sadly, dumpster-diving days long gone

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist When I took the trash out the other day, I realized my dumpster-diving days are over. There, by the dumpster, was a really good designer chair. I looked at the thing. All that was wrong with it was the canvas on the seat had given way. A good cleaning, a […]

Interpretation of Constitution too broad

I love my country. I served in the Army, Air Force and reserves for 32 years. I love the freedoms we inherited by the foresight of our founding fathers, but today these rights are being totally abused. Our Constitution was written at a time when our founding fathers had no concept of the advance technology […]

America has never been Christian nation

Letters to the editor Some leading Baptists and other Christian figures say they want to restore the American dream of a “Christian” nation. This is a false and frightening idea. We have never been a Christian nation. Our forefathers founded us upon many Christian ideals, but they established a secular state and never meant for […]

Candidates must heed religious principles

Letters to the Editor City Commissioner Robert Sandoval said the church should leave it up to him to make an informed choice in voting for political candidates. (“Catholics split on whether Kerry must follow church teachings,” June 25 CNJ) Sandoval said God gave him a conscience to tell him right from wrong. If he would […]