Hotel Clovis: Eyesore and opportunity

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for opinions on what to do with Hotel Clovis. Some responses: “Tear it down. No one seems to plan on doing anything with it, and the cost to restore is outrageous. I realize that it is a part of Clovis’ history, but what good does […]

Clovis fire chief: Hotel fire was arson

Darrell Todd Maurina Monday night’s fire at the Hotel Clovis was arson, Clovis Fire Chief Ron Edwards said. “We’re not going to classify the type of arson but we know it was a set fire,” Edwards said. “There were no utilities and there was no reason for it to start except people generating it.” Edwards […]

Hotel catches fire

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Firefighters surround the south side of Hotel Clovis, which was once New Mexico’s tallest building. CNJ staff photo Rick White. Darrell Todd Maurina A late-night fire at the Hotel Clovis spewed acrid smoke over downtown on Monday, but fire officials said no one appears to have been injured and damage was relatively light. Battalion Fire […]

Explosion rocks U.N. headquarters in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — A suicide truck bomb ripped through the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, U.S. officials said. At least 15 people were killed and 40 wounded, including the chief U.N. official in Iraq, who was trapped in the rubble, U.N. officials said. A U.N. worker in Baghdad, Tharer al-Tikriti, said that […]

Hotel’s future cloudy

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The Hotel Clovis could be up for public auction in September. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Jack King The Hotel Clovis could be on the block in September if back taxes are not paid, County Treasurer Linda Hall said Wednesday. Hall said collection of back taxes on the hotel was turned over to the state […]

Two arrested in meth lab bust

CNJ Staff Following discovery of a possible clandestine methamphetamine lab, narcotics agents arrested two Albuquerque residents Wednesday afternoon at a Clovis hotel, according to state police. Mike Rodriguez, 29, and Shawna Brenn, 20, were arrested in a hotel room by the New Mexico State Police and Region V Drug Task Force. Agents found seven gallons […]