Great Lakes looking to move services from Albuquerque to Denver

Kevin Wilson The Clovis Municipal Airport can continue to use Great Lakes Airlines as its Essential Air Services carrier, or it can fly to the Albuquerque Sunport. It just can’t do both. That’s the message — albeit with an accommodating ultimatum — given by Great Lakes CEO Chuck Howell IV to the Clovis Civil Aviation […]

Airline in last week of food drive

CNJ staff Great Lakes Aviation, the airline which services the Clovis Municipal Airport, is in the last week of their Flying 4 Food campaign to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, according to a news release. Through Sunday, non-perishable food items can be taken to the Great Lakes counter in exchange for a […]

Airline sponsoring food drive

CNJ staff Great Lakes Airlines is sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Through July, anybody who brings a non-perishable food item to Great Lakes will be entered in a drawing to win one of four round-trip tickets between Clovis and Albuquerque. Donations will be accepted 5 a.m.-2 p.m. […]

Great Lake Airlines essential air service contract renewed

Freedom New mexico The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday that it has renewed Essential Air Service contracts with Great Lakes Airlines for Clovis, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman. Great Lakes will provide two round trips per day and each weekend to Albuquerque from Clovis, with a federal subsidy rate of […]

Honors —

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Cline Cline [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Aaron Cline, a 2008 graduate of Portales High School, is at the U.S. Navy Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. We are so proud of you. — Submitted by Floyd, Mary and Chris Cline

Local lakes stocked for free fishing day

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Oasis State Park is a busy spot for local anglers these days after being stocked Tuesday with catfish for this Saturday’s Free Fishing Day. Approximately 400 pounds of flatheads were brought in Tuesday to restock the lake at Oasis Park. In February 2008, New Mexico Game and Fish issued […]

City commission renews Great Lakes contract

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission said yes to a renewal with Great Lakes Airlines at Thursday night’s meeting, but said no to an appeal request on a recent traffic sign decision. Other items discussed Thursday at the Clovis Carver Public Library included a trio of task orders for the city […]

Feb. 19, 2009 Meetings watch: Clovis City Commission

What: Clovis City Commission meeting When: 5:15 p.m. today Where: Clovis-Carver Library North Annex Commissioners will decide Thursday on a proposal from Great Lakes Airlines to continue flights from Clovis to Albuquerque. A two-year Department of Transportation program that awards subsidies to airlines that serve rural communities expires in May. Cheyenne, Wyo., based Great Lakes […]

Year in Review: February 2007

A daily look at top news stories in February reported in the Clovis New Journal: Feb. 1: Officials said a movie filmed largely in eastern New Mexico would be released in theaters in March. “Believe In Me” featured dozens of area residents as extras in the story of a small-town girls basketball team in the […]

Exhibit touts lakes’ importance

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Freedom New Mexico: Casey Peacock Tish McDaniel, with The Nature Conservancy, and Kathy Durand, chair of the Anthropology department at Eastern New Mexico university, studies one of the posters that will be on display at the “Playas: Gems of the Plains” exhibit. By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Many people do not understand the importance […]

Great Lakes granted subsidy

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday its selection of Great Lakes Aviation to continue providing essential air service at Clovis with the expectation of increasing passenger volume, according to documents. Great Lakes will receive a federal subsidy of $2.36 million annually for air service at Clovis and Silver […]

Environment must be protected by law

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Last week, in this column, I wrote about my recent trip back to Western Pennsylvania, and specifically mentioned the day I spent at Lake Erie. This lake is the shallowest of the Great Lakes, and is subject to sudden and dangerous storms. I have actually had the dubious privilege of being […]

Great Lakes lands deal

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Prather leaves the podium Thursday after talking about an alternative site to the proposed ethanol plant at the City Commission meeting. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission voted 6-2 at Thursday’s meeting to recommend Great Lakes Aviation to continue providing the city’s air service to […]

Local Roundup: Hearing to evaluate new Novak evidence

CNJ staff The Air Force reopened an Article 32 hearing in the case of a Cannon Air Force Base airman accused of killing his wife in 2004, according to Cannon officials. The hearing, which begins today, will evaluate new testimony and evidence in the case, officials said. Airman Edward Novak II was charged with premeditated […]

Second flight around

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Two months and another round of bids — including enhanced service by one competitor — hasn’t changed the minds of the Clovis Civil Aviation Board. The City Commission subcommittee recommended in a 4-1 vote Monday that Great Lakes Aviation be awarded a federal contract to provide local air service. […]

Letters to the Editor: Global warming poses heated threat

I have to respond to Brett Johnson’s column, “Take doomsayers with grain of dust” from April 15. Yes, I did know snow was expected on March 30 (and ice and snow on more recent weekends.) Our local weather forecasters keep me well informed and I appreciate their efforts. As for Johnson’s warning of doomsayers, I […]

Great Lakes debate

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Flights between Clovis and Albuquerque are up in the air. The U.S. Department of Transportation chose to provide federally subsidized flights between Clovis and Denver under its essential air service program, despite the wishes of the Clovis City Commission, which favored flights between Clovis and Albuquerque. Clovis residents will […]

Superfund settlement back in area hands

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A cash settlement for environmental damage should be used to restore playa lakes in Curry County, rather than to restore lakes in Roswell, according to a state and federal draft obtained Tuesday by Clovis officials. The newly endorsed plan would give Curry County landowners incentives to protect playa lakes […]

Great Lakes wins city’s favor

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Pacific Wings CEO Frank Ford gives a presentation Thursday at the City Commission meeting on why Clovis should choose his airline. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer City commissioners said constituent wishes guided their Thursday endorsement of Great Lakes Aviation as the city’s air service provider. Their recommendation the Wyoming-based […]

Financial solvency of airline questioned

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Great Lakes Aviation recently settled overdue rent payments with Boeing Capital Corp., but the airline still owes more than $10 million to Raytheon Aircraft Co., according to documents Great Lakes filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Clovis Civil Aviation Board Chairman Roger Hatcher said he does not […]