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 […]

$10 million Hotel Clovis plan proposed

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle The city and Clovis MainStreet would seek grants to cover their costs of $1 million, according to Clovis MainStreet’s vice president, Lisa Dunagan. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Hotel Clovis may become a home for seniors under a $10 million plan proposed by Clovis MainStreet. The Clovis City Commission […]

Hotel Clovis draws query

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Robyne Beaubien, executive director of Clovis MainStreet, told County Commissioners Tuesday a developer has inquired about turning Hotel Clovis into senior low-income housing and retail and office space. “We’re excited that there’s a possibility out there,” Beaubien said. “That’s the first I heard about it,” County Commissioner Pete Hulder said […]

May 13, 1946

About 35 Clovis residents attended a breakfast at Hotel Clovis honoring U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez. He was in town to attend an air show at Clovis Army Air Field. … Clovis’ Ministerial Alliance reported 2,321 attended Sunday school on May 12. … Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour were starring in “Road to Utopia” […]

April 18, 1964

Terry Bogey, Myron Price and Randall Vinson were among scouts participating in the Llano Grande District’s Scout-O-Rama at Curry County Fairgrounds. Scout demonstrations attracted hundreds of area residents. … A mystery woman killed herself in room 606 of Hotel Clovis. Police said she left a note saying she didn’t want to be identified because she […]

Letters to the Editor: Children’s future should be top priority

Regarding plans for Clovis Municipal Schools realignment: We need to listen to our school officials and know that they have our children’s best interest in mind. There are always different opinions on how a school system should operate but we all have the same objective — our children’s future education. Things need to be addressed […]

87-year-old building on Prince has unique history

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist After World War I, the Clovis Baptists launched a drive to build a hospital for Clovis. The drive to finance it started in 1919, and by Oct. 7, 1920, the Baptist Hospital at 515 North Prince St. was built. It was the only hospital in eastern New Mexico at that […]

Hotel Clovis fate in officials’ hands

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commissioners want a deadline set for a use to be found for the vacant Hotel Clovis — or have it torn down. During a study session after adjournment of Thursday’s formal meeting, commissioners heard from outgoing Clovis MainStreet President Zala Smith that money is needed for the […]

Business Digest: Holiday Inn Express going up in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is planned to open in Clovis during the fourth quarter this year, according to a company spokesperson. InterContinental Hotels Group’s Monica Smith said the Clovis hotel will have 100 rooms, including suites. The hotel will be located on the east side of […]

Journey of 1,250 miles begins with jerky

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM columnist As I prepared for my 10th high school class reunion, I couldn’t help but think about the class motto we’d decided on that fateful senior year: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.” A decade later, I realize that’s a load of bull. If you’re a […]

Hotel business brisk in early days of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Clovis solicited customers in many ways. One of the best ways to entice customers was to meet the passenger trains that stopped at the Santa Fe Railroad depot where passengers got off, to stretch their legs, get a bite to eat or seek a hotel. Soliciting patrons to a hotel […]

Murder suspect captured

CNJ STAFF The suspect sought in connection with Clovis’ lastest homicide was apprehended early this morning. Tony Martinez was located at a hotel in Lamesa, Texas, just before 6 a.m. (CDT), according to police. Police have alleged Martinez, 51, shot and killed Hugo Ochoa on Wednesday in front of a home at 410 Rencher Street. […]

5/2 Business digest

Marriott Fairfield Inn to open this month The 69-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at 4305 North Prince Street is scheduled to open this month, according to a news release from Marriott International. The hotel will operate as a Marriott franchise owned and managed by the Sunridge Hotel Group of Mesa, Ariz. The hotel […]

4/11 Business digest

Renovated Clovis Inn joins new chain With its renovation complete, the Clovis Inn and Suites at 2912 Mabry Drive joins the Best Western hotel chain, according to a news release from the hotel chain. The hotel offers 96 rooms, including 18 suites, and features complimentary continental breakfast, an on-site restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, […]

3/5 Reunions

• The USS Iwo Jima Association’s reunion will be Oct. 18-22 at Radisson Riverwalk Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. The reunion is for all ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7), USS Okinawa (LPH 3) and USS New Orleans (LPH 11). • Clovis High School […]

What we need is grace — costly but free

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ columnist I am in Austin, Texas, this week with my wife, her honor the municipal judge, as she is taking a week of special training. I’m all for that. Training is a good thing. It’s good for our city officials to be highly trained. I’m lobbying for more of such training, […]

Live life according to Powerball dreams

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist It was the highest Powerball lottery jackpot in the history of the game: an estimated $340 million. The word is someone in Oregon picked the six winning numbers. Some cynics have said any lottery is a tax on people who can’t do math. Let’s do some of that ciphering. According […]

Leave market mechanisms to work out

Walter E. Williams Evacuations are not a benign process. Twenty-four people were killed when a bus — carrying 38 Houston nursing home residents and six employees — caught fire in a traffic jam. It’s thought that oxygen tanks used by elderly evacuees had a role in the fire. Given the hurricane predictions for Houston and […]

Motel living not so bad

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers T here is no better way to test your strength, endurance and sanity than to live in a motel room for several weeks. In between my move from Clovis to Tucumcari while my new house gets its final touches, my motel stay is going on three weeks. At least there […]

Portales couple’s honeymoon halted by hurricane

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers After putting it off for nearly a year, Adrian and Kendra Lopez were looking forward to a honeymoon vacation they wouldn’t forget. They certainly got that, as the vacation’s final days in Cancun featured a visit from Hurricane Emily. The vacation started innocently enough months before, as the couple received […]