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 […]

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 […]

Best collectors to receive gold award

By Jack King, CNJ Staff Writer Volunteers will spread out across Clovis Saturday to pick up trash, litter. Area residents will have yet another chance Saturday to earn the coveted Golden Dumpster award — given each spring and fall to the group that collects the most trash — during the annual spring “Great American Clean […]

No complaining about the sound of freedom

Letters to the Editor I can understand to a point some ranchers’ concerns about the sound of Air Force jets flying over their land. To me it is the sound of freedom. The ranchers should feel different and willing to sacrifice the noise if those men that fly the jets are willing to defend the […]

‘Trek for Trash’ turnout down, but results good

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By Jack King Who knew “Trek for Trash” could be such an adventure? “I’ve picked up two dead birds and a rat,” said Delinda Ashburn, one of a team of 12 people from Citizens Bank who turned up at the city Parks and Recreation Department headquarters at 8 a.m. Saturday morning to help with Clovis’ […]

Bagging up for a clean city

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Linda Norman of Clovis carries trash bags Saturday down South Main Street to a Dumpster in her neighborhood. By Jack King City and country residents collected more than 20 tons of trash Saturday in an annual spring clean up sponsored by the city of Clovis, said city Parks and Recreations Department Director Rob Carter. In […]