Regional
3:50 pm
Tue August 3, 2010

Las Cruces And Grant County Airports Receive Federal Grants

Las Cruces – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that four New Mexico Airports have been awarded grants through the Federal Aviation Administration.

"Our state's airports play an important role in helping attract good jobs to New Mexico. I'm glad our state is benefitting from these FAA grants," Bingaman said.

Aztec Municipal Airport will receive a $1.209 million grant for reconstruction work on runway 8/26.

Three other airports were awarded grants to conduct a Wildlife Hazard Assessment at the airports. The assessment will gather data of the wildlife that occupy the airport property. The data will help to identify the different species and will provide insight on their daily/seasonal activities, populations, and their local movements.

* $100,000 - Grant County Airport

* $95,000 - Clovis Municipal Airport

* $95,000 - Las Cruces International Airport