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 […]

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 […]