The Colorado Aeronutical Board recently approved 2016 safety improvement grants for Colorado airports, including airports in Fremont County, the San Luis Valley and Buena Vista. Statewide, the state Aviation Discretionary Grant Program, funded by state aviation fuel tax revenues, awarded $2.7 million to 27 airports.
“Despite (limited) funding for airports due to declining oil prices, Colorado was still able to come through to help fund several outstanding and critical projects,” state Aeronautics Division Director David Ulane said in a statement.
This year’s area recipients include Central Colorado Regional Airport in Buena Vista, $11,000; Fremont County Airport, $25,000; and San Luis Valley Regional Airport, $16,666.
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