Meeker, Rangely airports get $316,667 in federal grants

RBC I The Meeker and Rangely airports received word this week that each had received $316,666 in grant funding in a matching-funds agreement with the Colorado Aeronautics Board (CAB), which awarded a total of $2.7 million to state airports.

Member air service to begin flying in and out of Meeker airport

MEEKER I ASCENT Private Air Club on Thursday announced that its innovative, Rocky Mountain-focused air travel membership service has expanded to now serve residents and visitors of Meeker.

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.

Hole in the sky…

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

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 […]

Airport to close for seven months

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 a C2 rating.

Bird’s-eye view …

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.

Meeker runway project underway

MEEKER I Work began in earnest last week on the Meeker Airport Runway Reconstruction Project. Fiore and Sons, Inc., began major dirt-work operations at the airport and will continue into the fall until winter weather shuts them down.

Helitack provides attack

RBC I The Teton Helitack team from Jackson, Wyo., first came to Rio Blanco County July 22, to help with the Powell fire.

Airport reconstruction moves forward

MEEKER I Rio Blanco County commissioners were notified July 3 that the federal funding for the Meeker Airport reconstruction project has been released.

FAA honors Coulter’s service

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 Charles Taylor Master Mechanic award.

Commissioners adopt budget

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.