No charges for Clovis man in fatal crash

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is not expected to face citations for a fatal crash after a near two-week investigation by state police has determined driver inattention led an Oklahoma couple to crash into him on U.S. 70 near the Curry-Roosevelt County line. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Friday unless new information is […]

Police investigating cause of fatal collision

Freedom New Mexico Investigators on Wednesday were still trying to determine what caused a Monday two-vehicle accident on U.S. 70, which killed an Oklahoma couple. Cassandra Horton, 67, and her husband Claude Horton, 84, of Elk City, Okla., died when their Ford Explorer collided into the back of a privately owned garbage truck near the […]

Garbage truck fire prompts warning

The City of Clovis sent out a release Friday ask residents to ensure fireplace ashes are put out prior to placement in trash containers to avoid damage to city equipment. Legislative and Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said a minor fire broke out in a city garbage truck Friday, resulting from burning ashes dumped by […]

Trash catches fire while in truck

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Firefighter Steve Ervin sprays foam on a burning pile of trash in an empty lot at 14th and Pile Streets around 11:30 a.m. Thursday while city workers look on. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis city sanitation truck driver dumped a burning load of trash at an empty […]

Increased holiday workload can be draining for plumbers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Garry Bonnett, a Denton Plumbing employee, works on a drain. Another local plumber says calls increase around the holidays, in part due to the number of people gathering together in homes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Stomachs aren’t the only things that get full after a holiday banquet. Holiday […]

Trash measure passes despite opposition

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Clovis residents must bag their garbage before disposing of it for city collection in Polycarts and Dumpsters as a result of an ordinance passed Thursday by the Clovis City Commission. Commissioner Fred Van Soelen opposed the measure because he said the issue is with the city’s collection system and […]

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 […]

City Commission OKs service rate hikes

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor As expected, the Clovis City Commission voted Thursday to raise fees for library, inspections, animal control, wastewater and garbage services. Commissioners accepted the hikes recommended by the Revenue Review Committee, except for wastewater fees —they voted to raise them 21.45 percent instead of the recommended 26 percent. Effective April […]

City fee hikes suggested

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis wants to raise fees for city services to recoup costs incurred in providing them, according to city officials. The City Commission will vote Thursday on recommending fee increases for animal control, garbage, inspections, library and wastewater services, according to city documents. Recommended increases made […]

God comes to us — just as we are

By Curtis Shelburne At first the quotation I’m about to share may sound a bit cynical, but when you have a little time to think about it, I think you’ll agree with me that it is not only realistic and true, it is filled with hope. You see, when God came into this world “in […]

Consider outsourcing garbage handling

Letters to the editor It appears that city employees are about to attempt a holdup of the property owners over pay increases. The prevailing thought is that the city pays hundreds of thousands of dollars to train the garbage-truck drivers only to have them threaten to go elsewhere to drive a garbage truck for higher […]