Letter to the Editor: Thanks from the Coulter family

Dear Editor: We would like to extend a special thank you to the Rio Blanco County Commissioners for approving the name change to Coulter Field at Meeker Airport.

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Jeremy McCallister, the project manager for the Coulter Field improvement project at the Meeker airport, was the first person to take off after the dedication of the field to Gary Coulter on Saturday.

Coulter Field dedicated to Gary Coulter

This is an aerial view of Coulter Field in Meeker with the hangars visible to the far left and the widened runway and taxiways visible on the right. The runway was widened from 60 feet wide to 100 feet wide, and it can now handle aircraft weighing up to 60,000 pounds, where the previous limit was 27,000 feet.

RBC I The newly reconstructed runway, taxiways and a new large-aircraft apron at Meeker Airport were dedicated Saturday morning to Gary Coulter, the man who has managed the airport since 1959 — a total of 54 years. The new airport opened on Nov. 27. Coulter piloted the first aircraft onto the new runway accompanied by […]