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 […]

Letters to the Editor: Article misrepresents Chinese culture

Regarding the Jan. 26 article “Area woman teaches English, God’s Love in China:” There are some ideas expressed in this article that are not correct. I, along with my Chinese classmates at Eastern New Mexico University, would like to explain some things about China. First, the article reports it is illegal to be Christian in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Curry County: Twice as nice

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columist Not unlike a fat, fattening Oreo cookie, life always comes full circle. I’m back in Curry County. OK, I’ll have to admit this particular Curry County is some 1,400 miles away in Oregon, while the other one is home in the Land of Enchantment, but I’ve found they have a […]

World War II bomber revived as ‘living memorial’

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The Pacific Prowler, a restored World War II B-25 bomber, was in service from 1944 to 1958 before it was decommissioned. Since that time it was used in the films “Flight of the Phoenix” and “Memphis Belle.” (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific […]

Roy G. Penix

Roy G. Penix Date of birth: Nov. 29, 1925 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Seaman 1st class Unit and specialty: USS Mount Olympus, 3rd Amphibious Force Lives in: Lindon, Utah In his words: With his father’s help, Penix obtained a job with the […]

Kenneth McMahan, Charles Wiley

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Kenneth McMahan Date of birth: July 29, 1918 Lives in: Clovis Hometown: St. Vrain Dates of service: Jan. 17, 1941 to Sept. 16, 1945 […]