City, airport contractor dispute runway deadline

Robin Fornoff The meter is running — to the tune of $1,500 a day — as far as Clovis city officials are concerned. But the contractor building a $5.5 million runway extension at Clovis Municipal Airport doesn’t figure it that way. At issue is the completion date of the project. The city contends it was […]

Officials: Runway extension set for completion by late September

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo A 1,800 foot expansion of the runway at the Clovis Municipal Airport is underway and will be completed by late September or early October. Kevin Wilson An extension of the runway at the Clovis Municipal Airport should be completed by late September or early October, according to city officials and […]

Runway construction to begin Dec. 6

Kevin Wilson Officials involved with the runway expansion at the Clovis Municipal Airport hope for a boring project and much better service 10 months from now. Airport Director Steve Summers said the runway extension is expected to be complete in September 2011, with dirt work set to start Dec. 6. The runway will be extended […]

Airport runway groundbreaking Wednesday morning

CNJ staff Groundbreaking for a $5.5 million runway and taxiway extension at the Clovis Municipal Airport is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the airport terminal building, located six miles east of Clovis on State Highway 523. Representatives from federal, state and city agencies are expected. The project — funded by grants from the U.S. […]

Press release: City airport receives another $2 million for runway upgrades

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that airports in Carlsbad, Clovis, Los Alamos and Roswell will receive $6.41 million for runway rehabilitation, including the installation of new perimeter fencing and runway and taxiway markings. “These airports provide dependable and safe air travel for the people of New Mexico and tourists alike,” said Udall, […]

Airport to receive money for runway expansion

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport will receive $4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for runway extension construction, according to a release from U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. The runway expansion will be funded from the $4 million appropriation and $2.5 million from the state. Airport Director Steve Summers said the city will […]

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 […]

Airmen participate in Runway Run

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III Nearly 250 participants take off from the starting gate on Aug. 10 for the seven-mile Bellevue/Offutt Runway Run during Air Force Week in the Heartland supported by Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. By Master Sgt. Ben Gonzales: Air Force News Agency Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. — […]

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 […]

Laughlin aircraft lands short of runway

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Two Air Force captains were taken to a local hospital for observation after they landed their T-1 Jayhawk in a field just short of the runway Wednesday night at Preston-Smith International Airport here last night, according to an Air Force press release. The two are assigned as T-1 instructor pilots with […]

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 […]

City airport expansion on horizon

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Officials plan to extend the runway at the Clovis Municipal Airport to the north. The city bought the land for the planned expansion in 1988. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff Plans to extend the Clovis Municipal Airport’s runway to accommodate larger planes is waiting for the completion of an environmental assessment, according to airport […]

Cannon pilot crashes, avoids farmhouse

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist First Lt. Thomas W. Seuffert of Dayton, Ohio, “took extraordinary measures and increasing that hazard to himself in guiding his disabled aircraft from an inhabited farmhouse. “The 25-year-old Korean War veteran was killed at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22, 1954, when he attempted to get his F-86 Sabrejet airborne […]

Local airports land funds for improvement

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers U.S. senators from New Mexico announced Thursday that the Portales and Clovis municipal airports will receive more than $1.36 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to maintain and expand their airports. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. and U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. announced that the Portales airport would receive $470,895 […]

Airport officials hope to launch new project

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Great Lakes Airlines flight 5093 takes off enroute to Albuquerque on Monday afternoon from the Clovis Municipal Airport. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Airport recently completed one major project and is petitioning federal officials in hopes of launching another, Director Steve Summers said. The airport finished replacing […]

Local airports consider future

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Marti Roberts, a foreman with K Barnett & Sons of Clovis, performs sub grade work on a taxiway Tuesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. Construction crews were working to expand the taxiway next to the hangers at the airport. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Tom Baca, director of Aviation […]

It’s about face

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to extra funding provided by Congress on Wednesday, Cannon Air Force Base will be able to replace some World War II-era buildings and add more runway lighting to improve pilot safety. The work will be in addition to upgrades the base has been doing all year. New Mexico Sen. Pete […]

Panel OKs projects at Cannon AFB

CNJ Staff WASHINGTON — A key Senate committee has approved a request by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici to authorize defense funding for construction projects at Cannon Air Force Base, including a new aerospace ground equipment complex. The Cannon-related items are included in the FY2004 Defense Authorization Bill, which has been approved by the Senate Armed […]