KRWG.ORG-The Region's Home Page
Tue July 22, 2014
FAA Gives OK On Belen Airport Runway
The Federal Aviation Administration has given the green light on a new runway for Belen's Alexander Municipal Airport.
The approval means the bidding process for construction can begin for the $4 million project.
Airport manager Robert Uecker says the runway is needed because the current runway can't be used when the wind blows in from the west.
Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez of Belen says the runway will bring a much needed economic boost to Valencia County.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.