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Clovis is a city in the southeastern region of New Mexico, located in Curry County.

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  1. The Hotel Clovis, a local landmark, opened on October 20, 1931. At the time of its construction it was the tallest building between Albuquerque and Dallas.
  2. On August 24, 2008, eight prisoners escaped from the Clovis Jail by shimmying up plumbing pipes. The escape was highlighted on the television show America's Most Wanted.
  3. Clovis achieved some local fame in the 1950s and 1960s when it was home to the Norman Petty Recording Studio, founded by musician Norman Petty.
  4. Matthew Brian "Matt" Othick, a retired American professional basketball player and an independent film producer, was born in Clovis.
  5. Artists such as Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs, and The String-A-Longs had top-charting hits recorded in Clovis.

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