Clovis airport director taking state job

The director at the Clovis Municipal Airport is leaving for a state position. Steve Summers, who has been with the airport for 17 years, will become the new director of the State Aviation Division of the New Mexico Department of Transportation. His final day at the Clovis airport will be Nov. 25, and he will […]

Airport meeting rescheduled

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport Committee meeting has been rescheduled for the same time the following 6 p.m. next Tuesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The meeting was postponed Tuesday. Information: Steve Summers, Airport Director, at 769-7890.

Food at the speed of life: Watermelon not for me

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Watermelon seems to be one of the best-loved parts of American summers. Which is why it seems odd that I’ve never cared for watermelon. I’ve met few people with a similar opinion. Nonetheless, I have good memories of the summer fruit. When I was a kid, Dad saved seeds from a watermelon he found particularly […]

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 […]

Finally enjoying fruits of my labor

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new […]

Business feature: Clovis flights on rise

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer High fuel costs may have grounded private pilots in Clovis but they have played a hand in the increase of passengers flying out of Clovis in the last year, according to Clovis Municipal Airport Director Steve Summers. And more use of the airport is expected as Cannon Air Force […]

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 […]

Aviation deal fails to take off

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A local business owner said a $2 million proposal to purchase an aviation company and hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport has been grounded. Ted Stallings, owner of the local aviation firm Aero Tech, said he submitted the proposal Sept. 20 to the members of the city of Clovis Civil […]

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 […]

Course offered in storm spotting

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Steve Summers has been a storm spotter for 12 years. Although he’s never seen one up close or heard the signature freight train sound, he is well aware of the damage they can do. The director of the Clovis Municipal Airport, Summers is one of 20 storm spotters in […]

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 […]

Scout’s honor: City airport benefits from Eagle project

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For his Eagle Scout project, Jay Burns, 16, helped replace the Clovis Municipal Airport sign. Burns said his main role in the project was working with architects, local business owners and contractors. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Looking for a sign? Clovis Municipal Airport needed a new one. Eagle Scout […]

Officials: Aircraft firm interested in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Clovis officials said an airplane manufacturing company has expressed some interest in operating in the region. Though he would not name the company, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Chase Gentry said Thursday he has met with an airplane manufacturing company on “numerous occasions,” beginning four or five months ago. City Manager Joe […]

Denver City blanks Portales

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Portales junior Eric Segovia runs off tackle while trying to break free from Denver City defensive back Jeremy Flores in Friday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Both coaches predicted Friday’s Denver City-Portales game would be a game determined by field position. The first […]

Miller Jr., W.F.

W.F. Miller Jr. Services:Have been held. Mr. W.F. “Bill” Miller Jr., 87, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Taiban, to Beulah and William Forrest Miller. His family owned several businesses in Taiban, which were destroyed in a fire in […]

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 […]

Craig, Helen

Helen Craig Services: Have been held. Helen Craig, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 10, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Lela Wyson Summers. She married Clyde Craig on August 21, 1936, in Belen. Her family members said she was […]

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 […]

Conflict issue of discretion, not truth

By Walter Williams Larry Summers, Harvard’s president, remains under siege for remarks made in his Jan. 14 address to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Summers suggested there might be three major reasons why women are underrepresented in the higher reaches of science and ranked them in order of importance. First is what Summers […]

New Mexico airports to share $17 million

Staff and wire reports Airports around New Mexico, including those in Clovis, Fort Sumner and Tucumcari, will receive $17.3 million in federal grants targeted for airport safety and improvements. Twenty-five airports and the state of New Mexico will receive money for projects ranging from building, repairing and extending runways to building taxiways. The grants include: […]