Hole in the sky…

December 9, 2013 Sean McMahon 0

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.

The entire 6,500 feet of runway at Meeker Airport as well as the apron in front of the hangars will be replaced during seven months of construction that will close the airport runway to all air traffic as of April 8. Drainage will be updated under and around the runway and the entirely new runway will be widened to 100 feet.

Airport to close for seven months

March 28, 2013 Sean McMahon 0

MEEKER I Starting April 8, Meeker Airport will be closed for approximately seven months while Rio Blanco County carries out two projects to improve the runway area at the facility to what eventually may be […]


Bird’s-eye view …

November 20, 2012 Bobby Gutierrez 0

Dirt work continues at the Meeker Airport, where more than 1 million cubic feet of dirt will be moved during the widening of the runway project currently in Phase II.

Rick Stednitz (left) from the FAA’s Safety Team surprised Meeker Airport manager Gary Coulter (right) with a personal visit to present the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic award for Coulter’s lifetime contributions to aviation. Coulter’s award included a plaque, a certificate and a pair of lapel pins, one for Gary and one for his wife, Relda (center).

FAA honors Coulter’s service

December 28, 2011 Bobby Gutierrez 0

MEEKER I Former Meeker Airport manager Gary Coulter was surprised when Rick Stednitz of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Safety Team showed up in Meeker to honor the retired pilot and aviation mechanic with the […]

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Commissioners adopt budget

December 17, 2011 Bobby Gutierrez 0

RBC I In a public meeting last Monday, Rio Blanco County budget director Chris Singleton presented an overview of the proposed 2012 budget to commissioners and department heads.

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