Commissioners OK hotel cleanup

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Cleaning up Hotel Clovis and starting a pilot program for recycling dominated business Thursday for Clovis city commissioners. As part of efforts to rehabilitate the hotel building on Main Street, commissioners approved a proposal from GranCor Enterprises to rid the facility of asbestos, pigeon droppings and lead-based paint for $421,066. […]

Grants will make cleanup of Hotel Clovis possible

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The first step toward the redevelopment of Hotel Clovis is on the horizon. Clovis MainStreet announced Thursday it landed a $300,000 grant from its state-level organization to aid in the removal of asbestos from the landmark. The grant comes from a New Mexico MainStreet pool of $1 million. Combined […]

Sept. 7, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Time to bid Hotel Clovis goodbye As a third-generation Clovisite and supporter of our historical heritage, I have watched and hoped for a solution to our despair over Hotel Clovis that would revive its majestic status. Realistically we must now face the truth with reverent reserve. The basic facts are it is time for us […]

City approves annexation for land with hotel

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: A cumbersome explanation of a proposal to annex land west of North Prince Street led to an incorrect headline and general misinformation in Friday’s lead page 1 story. The City Commission did annex the property, which includes a Holiday Inn Express under construction. We apologize for the […]

Developer hopes for annexation benefits

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A commercial developer said he has petitioned the city of Clovis to annex a 60-acre segment of land west of North Prince Street so a hotel being built there can benefit from city utilities. Bill Giese, of Giese Realty Investment Corp., said he believes residences and businesses that are […]

Arrest made in connection with meth bust

CNJ staff One Clovis man is under arrest and a warrant has been issued for another in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered at a city hotel by police earlier this week. Christopher “Jason” Kidd, 31, is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on $33,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged […]

Hotel Clovis may house senior residents

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer If the city of Clovis succeeds, one of its most senior buildings may be housing senior citizens. The Hotel Clovis, which opened in 1931 but has been unused since 1981, is the target of a joint cooperative development the city is currently creating, with the intent to create more […]

June 1, 2008 Engagements

Franse-Carter James Franse of Farwell and Susan Franse of Farwell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Julie Nicole Franse, to Will Scott Carter, both of Albuquerque. He is the son of Marilyn Carter of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 12, 2008, at Hotel Albuquerque. The reception will […]

Portales woman shot in leg in Albuquerque hotel

CNJ staff A Portales woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning while she slept at an Albuquerque hotel, according to Albuquerque police. Sylvia Montano, 56, is listed as stable after receiving treatment at University of New Mexico Hospital, Officer Nadine Hamdy said Friday afternoon. It is a unique case, Hamdy said, considering the […]

City receives grant to help clean up Hotel Clovis

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The city received a $200,000 federal grant Monday to help detoxify the former Hotel Clovis. The Environmental Protection Agency awards the grant to help fund projects that clean up run down properties for redevelopment, according to Tressa Tillman, a spokeswoman for the agency. The city applied for the grant […]

Commission candidates take part in forum

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks George and Mille Lees of Clovis listen to city commissioner candidates answer questions about issues Monday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. About 40 residents attended the forum. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer All the Clovis City Commission candidates agreed water is an important issue. All but one agree Hotel […]

City commission candidates — District 2

CNJ staff Candidate: Ben McDaniel Age: 27 Occupation: Operations manager of McDaniel’s Furniture, Floor Covering and Appliances Prior elected positions: None —What do you want to see happen to Hotel Clovis and how do you propose we get there? Because my family’s businesses have been established in the Clovis community for nearly 60 years, I […]

Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board

City of Clovis Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board needs a volunteer representing the hotel industry. The committee meets quarterly to make recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding disbursement of the lodger’s tax. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.

Funds requested to detox old hotel

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Whether the city decides to develop or demolish Hotel Clovis, they will have to detoxify the building first, according to Clovis MainStreet representatives. Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien went before the City Commission on Thursday to request approval for the community development organization to ask legislators for about […]

July 22, 1930

Weather officials reported 3.85 inches of rain flooded the business section of Clovis. … In an advertisement in the Clovis Evening News Journal, Dr Pepper claimed to be “The answer to a maiden’s prayer.” … Orders to raze the Curren building on Main and Second streets were believed to be an indication that Southern National […]

Business Feature: Hotel stays often brief

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer With two hotels open for business over the last few months and another to be built by the end of the year, Clovis is adding to its collection of about a dozen hotels. Bill Giese of Giese Realty Investments is working with Holiday Inn to find a location for […]

Jesus provides light in darkness

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Kansas and parts of Oklahoma and Texas have been in the news lately because of the heavy rains. We had an experience in Kansas years ago when the rain was heavy and the tornadoes were threatening. But just to note how long ago that was, it was before emergency lighting […]

July 17, 1947

Louise Massey, NBC singing star, was scheduled to be in Clovis as one of the features for the Western Music Jamboree. … Nearly 200 people were scheduled to attend the Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Hotel Clovis ballroom. … The Clovis Pioneers baseball team was defeated by the Pampa (Texas) Oilers, 7-4, at Bell […]

Hotel Clovis plans give officials hope

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CNJ file photo Jonathan Reed and Associates proposed a $10 million plan to turn the Hotel Clovis into housing units. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor City officials say they are watching with interest a $10 million plan by an Albuquerque developer to convert the Hotel Clovis into housing units. They’ve seen similar ideas evaporate […]

Hotel Clovis fund-raiser founded

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Fund-raising efforts are already under way for redevelopment of the Hotel Clovis. “We want the public to realize there is a possible project out there and to garner their support,” Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien said of the plan developed by Jonathan Reed and Associates to convert the […]