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Grass Runway Opening Delayed

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The opening of the grass runway at Columbia airport has been delayed to allow some remedial work to be done to the edge of the runway.

Airports Director Jim Thomas says last winter the backfill in the irrigation trench settled resulting in a sharp drop off just at the edge of the grass. Both the Airports Department and the Airport Engineer felt this was a safety issue, which required correction. Thomas says he´s still hoping to hold a opening celebration and ribbon cutting sometime before May 1st.

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