Airglades may enhance iTech Glades’ chances at state

CLEWISTON — The five-county, $5.4 million application for Florida Jobs Growth Grant money to help establish an iTech Glades Technical College in Moore Haven already has been given close attention by state bureaucrats and legislators. But the spectacle of the Airglades International Airport groundbreaking last week between these two cities and the words of some […]

Hendry County commissioners set up runway for Airglades takeoff

LABELLE — At their Feb. 25 meeting, the Hendry County Board of Commissioners approved several changes in the plans for Airglades airport to pave the runway for work to begin in earnest after Monday’s scheduled groundbreaking. Not literally the runway, not yet … but that is on the radar. AIA’s CEO Fred Ford intends to […]

Airglades approval published, AIA reports

MOORE HAVEN — Lillie Rodriguez of Airglades International Airport LLC appeared briefly to announce to Hendry and Glades county commissioners last Wednesday night that FAA approval of AIA’s takeover has been finalized with publication in the Federal Register. “The record of decision announced yesterday (Oct. 1) marks a great step forward in the Airglades International […]

Joint meeting airs public transit’s future

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County officials expressed their dependence and reliance on Hendry officials to take over as the Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) for the region in July 2020. Hendry County Administrator Jennifer Davis assured them that the county will be looking for help from other organizations rather than try to do the whole job […]

iTech Glades grant is ‘a rolling application’

MOORE HAVEN — Glades County Schools Superintendent Scott Bass told the assembled Hendry and Glades county commissioners last week that a grant applied for to finance more courses has become a five-county initiative but was not approved for the training center “this cycle.” Mr. Bass said, however: “There’s $40 million for this year. This is […]

Airglades execs working on airport deal details

LABELLE — The Hendry County Board of Commissioners learned at its meeting June 18 that Airglades International Airport LLC’s target date is Sept. 30 to have all items on its to-do list out of the way so the parties can set a closing date for the AIA privatization deal. County Attorney Mark Lapp presented the […]