Demolition clearing way for hotel renovation

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Demolition work is under way at Hotel Clovis, which is being converted into apartments and business space. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2012. Benna Sayyed On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the opening of Hotel Clovis, a work crew was busy Wednesday knocking down walls [...]

Demolition changes skyline

If walls could talk, Lincoln Hall’s would have been spilling their guts the last few weeks. The skyline above Eastern New Mexico University has been altered forever as demolition of the men’s dorm is almost complete. Passing by Thursday, two portions of the structure remained upright in a mountain of debris. Growing up in Portales, [...]

Commissioners urge caution for property buyers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission is urging citizens to be more careful when purchasing property in tax sales. The commission heard three requests for waivers of demolition and weed cutting liens on properties purchased in a March state tax sale. That brings the total to half a dozen such requests [...]

Work begins on removal of overpass

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A construction team began prep work on the Hull Street bridge Thursday. CNJ staff The top structure of the Hull Street overpass will come off on Tuesday, according to railroad officials. Railroad workers started work Thursday to prepare the structure for the demolition, according to officials. The city approved a [...]

Military Feature: Base housing torn down

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Courtesy photo: Airman Elliott Sprehe A military family housing unit is leveled at Cannon Air Force Base. Sixty-three housing units, some unoccupied for more than 10 years, are being demolished at Cannon. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Demolition crews are working at Cannon Air Force Base to remove 63 substandard housing units, according to [...]

Sept. 16, 1972

Zenith Sales and Service, located at 115 W. Grand, offered TV repair service on all makes and models of color TVs. … A demolition crew began tearing down the “cold storage” ice house on the south side of the railroad yards. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that burglars ripped a hole in the roof of [...]

City Commission hoping to find use for Youth Recreation Building

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Clovis Park Superintendent Neil Lambert looks for leaks in the roof and cracks in the tiles Monday at the Youth Recreation Building at the northeast corner of Seventh and Sycamore streets. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation [...]

Empty stocking: Dec. 21

CNJ staff As sunlight pokes through the cracks in the foundation of the city-owned Youth Recreation Building, Parks and Recreation Director Rob Carter delivers a laundry list of reasons why he thinks the building should be demolished. The tiles are cracked, the roof leaks and there is no electricity. When it rains, he said, the [...]

Car destruction, high-flying bikes highlight fair

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A personal liability release for one of the Curry County Fair’s more popular events speaks for itself. “…The participation in a demolition derby, either as a driver or crew member, exposes the (participant) to a substantial and serious risk of property damage, personal injury or death.” The demolition derby [...]

Building parts given new life with project

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Carla Givens, solid waste manager for Cannon’s 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Dan Gould of Habitat for Humanity work together to keep reusable building materials from being dumped into local landfills. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Demolition begins today on the old 27th Security Forces building at Cannon Air [...]