Zoo break-in reported

CNJ staff A break-in at the zoo appears to be the result of bored youth looking for a place to skateboard, zoo officials said. Hillcrest Park Zoo Director Herschel Arnold said Friday when employees discovered a full length cut in the 8-foot perimeter fence on the back side of the zoo, they quickly surmised skateboarders […]

Vets memorial suffers damage

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Damage done to the Veterans Memorial at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A circle of monuments stand outside the Clovis-Carver Public Library in honor of local veterans. The area around the memorial is manicured and inviting — a place where residents can reflect on the […]

Mayor backs idea of park for skateboarders

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Tim Needham, 17, of Clovis, skates off the sidewalk Wednesday across the street from Sandia Elementary School. By Jack King Adam Pendland and a friend already have built a mini-skateboard park in the friend’s driveway. He said Wednesday the idea of a larger skateboard park in Greene Acres Park sponsored by the city of Clovis […]