Melrose awarded wastewater funds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The village of Melrose was recently awarded $400,000 to ensure safe drinking water for its residents. According to Mayor Lance Pyle, Melrose received the funds through a Community Development Block Grant to improve the village’s wastewater treatment facility. Communities applying for a CDBG must meet one of three criteria: […]

Parents should let village aid children

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the village doesn’t want to raise the child? What happened to the old days when children were taught to listen to adults and other figures of authority? And what happened to the days […]

Melrose turning 100

1123385608-web-Melrose-2-teaser8-4.jpg

Some residents are concerned for the future of a town once called “the Broom-corn capital of New Mexico.” (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — Melrose is the birthplace of the late William Hanna, an animator of Flintstones fame, and Col. Travis Hoover, one of the famous Doolittle Raiders who led […]

Roosevelt County pledges money to base effort

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County commissioners are in, making it all four government entities in Curry and Roosevelt counties donating money towards lobbying efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. Commissioners approved a $50,000 donation into the funding for lobbying and marketing efforts to keep Cannon Air Force Base open. The vote […]

New Melrose police chief hopes to continue work of mentor

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer With the Melrose police chief leaving his post at the end of the month, only one man remains in the community’s police department: Patrolman Mike Trammell. The four-year veteran of the department will take over from his mentor, Clarence Pyle, at the first of the year. “Just like any […]

Melrose police chief retiring at end of month

By David Irvin A long-time area law enforcement official has announced his retirement as Melrose’s police chief, effective Dec. 31. Clarence “Gomer” Pyle, 61, who has been with the Melrose department for five years, dedicated 28 years of community service to the area. During his career, he worked with Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey and […]

Melrose may face $500,000 in sewage repair

By Darrell Todd Maurina MELROSE — The village of Melrose faces a possible $500,000 cost for emergency repairs on its sewage lagoon due to environmental hazards, but an engineering consultant told the village council Thursday night that the community may be able to obtain a grant to pay for the expense. “I don’t believe they […]

Texico and Melrose consider quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase

By Michelle Seeber Clovis is not the only eastern New Mexico community asking for an increase in gross-receipts taxes. The issue is also on the ballots in Texico and Melrose in city-wide elections today. Texico is proposing a quarter-percent gross receipts tax increase for distributing, acquiring, storing and heating water to meet the future needs […]

Jameson, Dewey

Dewey Preston Jameson, 96, a longtime resident of Clovis, died on Oct. 30, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Retirement Village in Las Cruces. Jameson was born July 9, 1907, near Durant, Okla. He was married to Edna Mae Whittenburg November 2, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma. In 1935, the family moved from Altus, Oklahoma to the […]