Portales residents accused of stealing scrap metal

Three Portales residents have been arrested and accused of stealing scrap metal and irrigation pumps while a child slept in their vehicle, according to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, deputies were sent to the 2200 block of South Roosevelt Road 4 after someone called to report possible illegal dumping. While […]

McGee: The American Farmer

Riding my bicycle along a county road I spied a piece of bent metal. I paused and looked at it in the dust. Was it worth saving? Was it an art treasure waiting to be developed? Bent rebar as art? Such thoughts only came to me after a trip years ago to Santa Fe and […]

Real progress takes getting off rocking horse

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When our children were small, we gave them a rocking horse to share as one of their Christmas presents. It was a hefty rocking horse that we kept in our family for years. Even though other toys were forgotten about as more Christmases passed, the rocking horse became a mainstay in […]

Metal businesses joining forces

CNJ staff A pair of longtime metal businesses are combining forces. Clovis Metal Buildings and Wilhite Construction are combining to form Consolidated Metal Builders. The business will work with clients to offer design assistance, engineering and consulting services through the execution of construction projects, according to press release. Jarod Wilhite, chief operating officer of CMB, […]

Local businesses offer recycling services

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Clarence Plank: Portales News-Tribune Kevin Loveday of Portales shreds tree branches on Friday at the Portales Convenience Centerr. The mulch he is making is free to the public . By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Where do you go if you want to recycle metal, cardboard or that old personal computer? Not too far if […]

Sheriff’s office: Man caught stealing scrap metal for second time in two weeks

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Clovis man Thursday after they say they caught him stealing scrap metal for the second time in two weeks. The man, out on bond at the time of the second incident, is being held on two misdemeanor charges of receipt of stolen property. He is being held […]

Price increased for Sunday paper

CNJ staff The price for Sunday editions of the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune is going up by 25 cents. Freedom New Mexico, which publishes both papers, is increasing the price from $1 to $1.25 effective Sunday to offset production costs, according to Publisher Ray Sullivan. Sullivan said the rising cost of utilities, labor […]

Scrap metal prices falling

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Clovis Recycling Manager Jesus Chavarria fills a crushing machine with aluminum cans. He said the recycling operation is producing less as residents are waiting for scrap metal prices to rise. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Following the financial slowdown, scrap metal prices have fallen and local recyclers are feeling the pressure. Maria Chavarria, who […]

Monster truck tour coming to Clovis

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Courtesy photo The American Monster Truck Association is bringing its Steel Thunder Tour to Clovis this weekend. Freedom New Mexico The American Monster Truck Association is bringing its Steel Thunder Tour to Clovis this weekend. Five monster trucks and their metal victims will swarm Mounted Patrol Arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds Friday and Saturday […]

Erecting the wall

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School football player Sergio Hernandez checks to be sure a panel of the Vietnam Wall Memorial replica is level before it is anchored Friday morning. CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson The steady clanging of mallets hitting metal stakes and voices shouting “level” and “hold it, hold it!” mingled […]