Letters to the Editor: If flight services aren’t broken, don’t fix them

Regarding the “Fight for flight” article in Friday’s CNJ: We support Mayor David Lansford in his leaning toward re-selection of Great Lakes Airlines to provide essential air service to Clovis. The Great Lakes aircraft serving Clovis is a Beechcraft 1900D, 19-seat turbo prop with a maximum ceiling of 25,000 feet and speeds up to 325 […]

Fight for flight

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A Great Lakes plane arrives at the Clovis Municipal Airport from Albuquerque. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A Hawaiian-based airline that wants to win a federal subsidy to provide air service in New Mexico is on a campaign blitz. Pacific Wings Airlines challenges government officials in a radio commercial […]

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. […]

Businesses battle for Clovis air space

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Pacific Wings, based out of Hawaii, is competing to serve the Clovis Municipal Airport with Great Lakes Aviation, which is currently providing service for the airport. (Courtesy photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two companies have entered bids to provide federally subsidized air service in Clovis. Wyoming-based Great Lakes Aviation wants to extend its […]

Day trips: Boating, diving among attractions at Bottomless Lakes

The Bottomless Lakes State Park is located just southeast of Roswell and can be reached by an easy drive of less than two hours. The Bottomless Lakes became the first state park in New Mexico in 1933. The park encompasses eight scattered lakes — some of the state’s few all-natural water holes, according to the […]

For the birds: Cranes makes Muleshoe regular stop

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Sandhill cranes take flight in huge flocks this time of year. Wildlife managers are studying their shifting migration patterns. (KRT photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer MULESHOE — From the cab of his white pickup truck, Harold Beierman scans the quiet lakes. He is checking up on some seasonal guests. Peering through a pair […]

Great Lakes Aviation extending service

CNJ staff Great Lakes Aviation is set to extend its passenger service in the region next month, city officials say. Starting June 5, Great Lakes will add service from Clovis to Amarillo, and a flight from Amarillo to Denver. Currently commercial service is only available to Albuquerque, said airport director Steve Summers. Summers said the […]

Great Lakes makes first Clovis flight

CNJ Staff At noon Sunday, Great Lakes Aviation made its first flight as Clovis’ new air carrier. Airport director Steve Summer said the Department of Transportation recommended that Clovis switch to Great Lakes after having used Mesa since 1985 because of their ability to promote themselves at Clovis’ carrier as part of their marketing plan. […]

Great Lakes takes over city air service

Staff and wire reports CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Great Lakes Aviation takes over air service at Clovis Municipal Airport today. The Wyoming-based air service will offer two flights weekdays from Clovis to Albuquerque and one on Saturdays and Sundays, according to Steve Summers, Clovis airport director. Mesa Air had provided the city’s air service since 1988. […]

Airport loses daily flight

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport will be changing in the next couple of months. The city’s request made to the Department of Transportation for service change has been upheld at the federal level. However, the number of flights in and out of the airport will decrease […]

Business feature: City could get new air service carrier

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Mesa airlines offers 18 roundtrips a week from Clovis to Albuquerque. (CNJ file photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Air service at the Clovis Municipal Airport may change hands soon if the city’s endorsement of a new carrier is upheld at the federal level. The civl aviation board voted Nov. 1 to endorse Great […]

Heldt, Arlene and Wayne

Arlene and Wayne Heldt Services: Have been held. Arlene Heldt, 79, of Pequot Lakes, Minn., died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004, at Woodland Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd, Minn. She was born on July 30, 1925, in Minneapolis, to Ludvig and Anna Anderson. She graduated from Pequot Lakes High School. Wayne Heldt, 77, also of Pequot […]