City seeking bids for runway expansion

CNJ staff The City of Clovis is seeking bids for extending a runway at the municipal airport. The bid is for an extension of about 1,800 feet to the 4-22 runway. Airport Manager Steve Summers said the renovation would put the runway at 7,200 feet. City Purchasing Agent David Boswell said the extension would allow […]

Press release: Clovis airport up for federal aid

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded millions of dollars in formula funding for New Mexico airports. Bingaman said he was particularly pleased that airports in Roswell and Santa Fe will receive a major boost in funding this year because they reached the 10,000 passenger threshold – […]

Clovis airport hosts glider

CNJ staff The Civil Air Patrol Clovis High Plains Composite Squadron is scheduled to have a glider at the Clovis Municipal Airport starting at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The public is invited to see the glider fly and obtain information about Civil Air Patrol. Civil Air Patrol cadets are eligible for free glider rides. […]

Runway closures at Clovis Municipal Airport

Both paved runways 4-22 and 12-30 will be closed for construction in the intersection beginning this Friday, August 15th at 6:30 pm MDST through 5:00 am MDST, Monday August 18th. Length of closure time is dependent upon weather and construction conditions. Great Lakes Airlines has cancelled all flights during this period. Should you have any […]

Business feature: Clovis flights on rise

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer High fuel costs may have grounded private pilots in Clovis but they have played a hand in the increase of passengers flying out of Clovis in the last year, according to Clovis Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. And more use of the airport is expected as Cannon Air Force […]

Clovis airport receives $637K in funds

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Airport is among three airports in New Mexico to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to make improvements to their facilities and runways, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The $637,200 in funds for Clovis will be used to construct a taxiway, which will […]

Clovis Airport receives grant for new taxi-way

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici announced today that the city of Clovis has received a $637,200 grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to construct a new taxiway at Clovis Municipal Airport.

Airport runway to undergo improvements

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport learned some welcome news, Airport Manager Steve Summers reported at Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting. Summers said he was notified recently by the Federal Aviation Administration additional funding was available for runway improvements at the airport. A mill overlay project will start Monday on the airport’s […]

City receives airport funds

CNJ Staff The city’s municipal airport received a $4.1 million grant Monday from the Federal Aviation Administration to repave its main runway, according to a news release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers said the airport needs to repave the 35-year-old runway before a planned extension can begin. City Manager Joe […]

Clovis airport to receive $4.1 million for improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pete Domenici announced today that the city of Clovis has received $4.1 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make improvements to the Clovis Municipal Airport.

Aviation board discusses safety measures

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Civil Aviation Board discussed during its monthly meeting Tuesday a proposal aimed at safer traffic measures at Clovis Municipal Airport through stricter access to airspace. The proposal would call for an air traffic controller and limit access to the airport’s airspace — a five-mile radius around the airport […]

Local airport’s runway to undergo resurfacing

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city’s airport will need a facelift before undergoing a major operation, according to Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. The Federal Aviation Administration said the city airport will have to hold off on extending the main runway, which was planned this year, until the runway is repaved. “We’re put […]

Toilet becoming hot tourist attraction

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When I booked my two-week, two-state vacation, I should have been looking forward to seeing my family, my friends and a bunch of famous Florida theme parks. But my biggest excitement came from a restroom I’d only get an hour to visit. While flying from Montana to Florida last […]

June 12, 1941

Prospects for federal aid in developing Clovis’ airport “appear to be excellent,” according to a telegram from U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch, formerly of Clovis. … More than 90 representatives of Clovis civic clubs gathered to discuss ways to “clean up Clovis to combat a plague of mosquitoes,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Mayor E.E. Kraus proclaimed […]

Congress needs fresh approach to Real ID act

By Freedom Newspapers The homeland security and counterterrorism legislation currently being debated in the U.S. Senate is being held up by two marginally related issues: efforts to unionize airport screeners and implementation of Real ID. It wouldn’t necessarily be a tragedy if the legislation were held up forever, given that the bill is more pork […]

Airport expansion plan takes flight

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis Municipal Airport expansion got off the ground Thursday as the Clovis City Commission approved the Airport Action Plan and an agreement for design of the 1,800-foot runway extension. ASCG Incorporated of New Mexico was awarded the runway contract for $238,508, with the Federal Aviation Administration paying 95 […]

Aviation board votes to extend contract

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A Clovis subcommittee believes Clovis Municipal Airport’s resident airline’s large flights mesh with the airport’s plan for growth. The Clovis Civil Aviation Board unanimously agreed Tuesday to recommend the city extend its contract with Wyoming-based Great Lakes Aviation, which provides flights to Albuquerque as well as Amarillo and Denver. […]

Racial profiling only effective option

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Charges of racial, religious and ethnic profiling swirl in the wake of US Airways’ removal of six imams. According to police reports, the men made anti-American statements, were praying and chanting “Allah,” refused the pilot’s requests to disembark for additional screening and asked for seat-belt extensions for no obvious reason. […]

Chopper crashes north of Melrose

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Wind gusts caused a helicopter to crash midday Monday in a field about 11 miles north of Melrose, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Roland Herwig. Officials said the crash occurred about 11:30 a.m. Herwig said both of the copter’s passengers were injured but had no additional information. One […]

Aviation deal fails to take off

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A local business owner said a $2 million proposal to purchase an aviation company and hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport has been grounded. Ted Stallings, owner of the local aviation firm Aero Tech, said he submitted the proposal Sept. 20 to the members of the city of Clovis Civil […]