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 […]

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 […]

Engagements —

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Jackson-Frost [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Kerry Marie Jackson of Dallas and Michael Alan Frost of Lubbock, Texas will be married Sept. 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. at Beach Access 4 in South Padre Island, Texas. The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Brenda Jackson of Jackson Township, Ohio. The prospective groom is the son […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Driving is underrated compared to airline hassles

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist The pilots in the air show had it easy — they merely strapped on their helmets, buckled the hatch and off they zoomed into the cloudy gray yonder. We folks who have to rely on commercial airlines for our trips to Guatemala or France (two of the more popular destinations for […]

Restricting business mars free enterprise

Freedom Newspapers An antiquated law that was patently unfair when it was enacted back in 1979 likely will remain in effect thanks to Texas congressmen closing ranks around protected special interests. The Wright Amendment, which prohibits Southwest Airlines from flying long-haul routes out of Love Field in Dallas, is long overdue for the scrap heap […]