New equipment spruces up park

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo The skate park’s dimensions measure 80 by 120 feet. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The skate boards, in-line skates and even scooters are rolling again. The Chavez Manor West housing area has a new skatepark, and new playground equipment nearby. The two sets of playground equipment are appropriate for […]

Skate park closed due to vandalism

Freedom New Mexico City of Portales officials closed the city’s skate park to the public Monday, a day after it was vandalized. Four aluminum fence poles that were set in concrete were broken Sunday and a section of the pavement was spray painted, according to Johnny Ledbetter, skate park director. Ledbetter believes the damage to […]

Helmet law up for vote

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A bill requiring children under 17 years old to wear a protective helmet while using a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates in a public area is headed to the state Senate for vote. It was passed unanimously Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bicycling injuries have been cited as the […]

Feeling the heat

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Brannon Luscombe takes advantage of Monday’s warmer temperatures at Greene Acres Park. Luscombe said he hasn’t skated for almost a month due to cold temperatures and snowy conditions. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area workers and residents welcomed a warm weather front Monday afternoon that lifted temperatures into the […]

Clovis skaters find place of their own

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Skaterboarders and rollerbladers watch as Michael Landsey, 15, of Clovis attempts a trick Saturday at Greene Acres Park. Landsey said, “I’m out here every day, It’s a great way to stay in shape.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He unzips his black backpack, pulls out a screwdriver, and flips the […]

Skate park great — for kids who can skate

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The new skate park is open in Clovis. It’s over at Greene Acres Park. The Lady of the House and I toodled over to the new place to have a look. Sure enough, there were lots of kids there — about 20. That’s a lot for Clovis. Tall boys, short […]

City OKs annual budget

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission approved its 2005-2006 budget Thursday night and funded several projects and capital investments with a substantial cash surplus. The new city budget had a surplus of about $900,000 beyond what the state requires the city to hold in reserves, officials said. City Finance Director Don […]