Year in review: A look at the unusual

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jay arrived at the Hillcrest Zoo in October 2010. He was purchased with the intention of becoming a breeding partner with Jael, a female giraffe already at the zoo.

  • 6 – words on a banner displayed on Hotel Clovis a week before Clovis’ “affordable housing” election. The words: “SAVE ME VOTE YES AUG. 2nd” The referendum that would have provided a taxpayer-funded loan and grant to the hotel’s developer failed. The hotel began renovations anyway when the developer found alternative funding.