The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

All comes down to 'basic freedom'


March 19, 2017

TUCUMCARI — Keith Hayes just wants to be left alone. After all, he's not bothering anybody.

He understands some people view his property as unkempt and unsightly, but when you're in the concrete and trucking business for 30-something years, stuf...

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What about the property rights if his neighbors? Don't they have the right not to live by junk that certainly contains rodents? I'm sure those city ordinances existed when Mr. Hayes began stockpiling junk; if not at the beginning, certainly during the accumulation. Most, if not all, counties don't have similar ordinances. Go out of the city limits if you want to save your treasures and allow your current neighbors to enjoy the same rights you're asking for.


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