By: The Associated Press
December 28, 2011
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ? Grand Junction airport officials say a new security fence at the city’s airport is needed in order meet federal security standards for airports providing commercial air service.
The fence and security gates at roads into the airport have drawn criticism from a national pilots association and from general aviation users at the airport. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association calls the security measures the most draconian in the nation, while business and general aviation tenants say the fence has hurt business without assuring security.
The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/rDIwof) Mesa County Commissioners met with tenants Tuesday.
Grand Junction city council members have suggested keeping the gates at two main roads into the general aviation area open during daylight hours.
Source: THE REPUBLIC