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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Dallesport airport repair has rocky history

 

Andrew Christiansen

STAGE ONE LEVELING: Workers lay asphalt to the northern end of runway 12-30 at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport. The runway is being upgraded in load capacity and line-of-sight in a $5 million plus project.

The Columbia Gorge Regional Airport is in the opening phases of a much needed make-over. Time has taken a toll on the integrity of the main runway and with ambitious plans being laid for use of airport and neighboring property, the airport board has taken steps to make improvements. But a pending hearing by the Pollution Control Hearings Board could throw a monkey wrench into immediate plans.

There are many issues being raised about the work to rehabilitate runway 12-30 and the processes involved in getting the grant money and agency approval to do the work. On June 15, Dallesport resident Raymond Clough Jr. filed a notice of appeal with the Pollution Control Hearings Board challenging th...



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