Federal Grant Received for Airfield Lighting Project

Stopka points to a runway on a map of the airport. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Stopka points to a runway on a map of the airport. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The Sheridan County Airport has received more than $558,000 in federal grant funds for a project to rehabilitate the airfield lighting.

Airport Manager John Stopka announced receipt of the grant money during Tuesday's meeting with Sheridan County commissioners.

Stopka said a “Notice to Proceed” has been issued to order materials for the project, and materials are now being purchased.

Stopka said he's also submitted a new Wyoming Airport Capital Improvement Plan to the state for 2019. He said the plan includes a request for expansion of the terminal building. Stopka said design for the expansion can probably start this fall, and hopefully construction could start next spring.

Stopka also presented performance statistics from Denver Air Connection at Tuesday's meeting. He said commercial air flights at the airport continue to run about 96 percent on time and nearly 100 percent of flights are completed.

Since Denver Air Connection started service in November 2015, well over 99 percent of the flights have been completed and nearly 95 percent of flights have been on time.

Stopka said the airport will host a fly-in on Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will include rides for children ages 7 to 16.

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Airport Manager John Stopka. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Airport Manager John Stopka. (Photo by Pat Blair)
SheridanWyoming.com

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