Disposal dilemma

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker An 80-ton trash compactor flattens a load of garbage into the Clovis landfill Friday. The City of Portales has been hauling it’s trash to Clovis for at least five years, according to Portales City Manager Tom Howell. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico The City of Portales has been trucking […]

Letter to the editor: Clovis’ trash system doesn’t need change

Clovis’ trash system doesn’t need change I have some questions and concerns regarding the proposed transition from Dumpsters to poly-carts: • How will the city pay for the new carts and the new trucks to handle the new carts? • Will schools, churches, hospitals, commercial properties, and apartment complexes still be allowed to use Dumpster? […]

Bulk of early comments oppose poly-carts

CNJ staff Judging by an early review of comments, the city is meeting harsh opposition to its suggestion to switch from a bin system to a poly-cart system for trash pickup. The poly-cart trial period has 1,727 units in use, according to a presentation available on the city’s website (cityofclovis.org). The area served includes houses […]

Letters to the Editor: Trash bins make city look trashy

Trash bins make city look trashy I would like to agree with the gentleman who wrote about the new garbage bins. (“Leave dumpsters where they are,” Feb. 14 CNJ) I think they are ridiculous. They not only block sidewalks (we have enough vehicles and bushes that do that); they are also an eyesore. Trash overflows […]

Time spent protecting trash wasted

Freedom New Mexico You know government’s out of control when it tries to control stuff people don’t want anymore. That’s what’s going on in Melrose. The village of 750 people about 25 miles west of Clovis made headlines this month when a resident was confronted for dumpster diving. Ted Stretmoyer, a retired federal worker who’s […]

Letter to the Editor: Trash receptacles an inconvenience

Who is the “brain” in City Hall who suggested removing the community-type dumpsters and replacing them with individual residence receptacles? In my book, that ranks near the top of the list of all-time blunders. What were once nice-looking neighborhood streets are now decorated with green monsters two days out of the week. Was no thought […]

Holidays less trashy than previous year

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Chances are the day after Christmas you took a heap of trash out to a bin that was either full, almost full or overflowing with garbage. But area trash crews report collecting less waste after Christmas compared to last year. And they are not expecting much of an increase […]

Operation Santa Cop toy drive in full swing

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Kim Terry and Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department add donations from the Portales High School National Honor Society to a pile of toys for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree: Operation Santa Cop toy drive on Thursday. The honor society contributes every year, and provided 77 toys this year. […]

Commissioners say Constitution resolution not on agenda

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will be discussing numerous issues Tuesday morning in Texico, including the Trek for Trash, juvenile detainee housing agreements and service contract renewals. What they won’t be discussing — despite previous advertisements to the contrary — is a resolution supporting the Constitution. “Nobody’s contacted me about […]

Trek for Trash event draws record volunteers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rebecca Kimball, from left to right, Hector Baez, Steve Kimball and Anna Kate Kimball pick up trash along Martin Luther King Boulevard during the annual Trek for Trash event on Saturday. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Trek for Trash went off without a hitch Saturday as a record 505 […]

Clovis resident takes city to task on trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Durant spent two years picking up trash and pulling weeds at the Clovis Area Transit building on Sixth and Axtell Streets. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After setting down dated stacks of Tupperware containers stuffed with garbage and weeds to illustrate the problem, she stood and addressed the […]

Residents trek for trash

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Andrew Pata, 9, left and his sister Rachel, 12, right, were among 286 Curry County residents who volunteered for Trek for Trash clean up event. Volunteers collected about 900 bags of trash, according to Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter. Gabriel Monte Jacob Fuller and friend Cade Irwin said three bags of trash was enough […]

Trek for Trash cleanup event scheduled for Saturday

CNJ staff Clovis’ Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Trek for Trash cleanup event Saturday. Groups of volunteers will pick up trash along roadways around the city and lunch will be provided. The top three trash collectors will be awarded dumpster truck trophies. Rob Carter, director of the Parks and Recreation department, said […]

Great American Cleanup nets over 1,000 bags of trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Richard and Elaine Woloszyn of Clovis picked trash out of a drain on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. as part of Saturday’s Great American Clean-Up. The Woloszyns came to the cleanup with a group from Clovis Community College. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Freshman Campus Spanish […]

Great American Cleanup

What: The Great American Clean Up When: 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday Where: 500 Sycamore St. Who can help: The event is open to the public. Groups can register in advance by calling 769-7870. The contest: The Department of Parks and Recreation will pick out routes for the teams, which include the major throughways into […]

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 […]

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 […]