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Grand County commissioners decide to retain current airport consultants

Grand County, Colorado

The Grand County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday decided to continue doing business for the next five years with Armstrong Consultants Inc. of Grand Junction, which has served as the Grand County, Colorado, airport consultant for Kremmling and Granby airports for more than 13 years.

“We’ve been quite satisfied with them,” said Commissioner Nancy Stuart. “We’ve been working with them for quite a while … We’re familiar with them, we know that they get the work done when they’re asked to.”

Armstrong provides planning and engineering services. The county and the Town of Kremmling co-own Kremmling’s McElroy Field Airport 50/50. The county owns the Granby Airport in full.

A committee made the recommendation to the county to stay with Armstrong.

Kremmling Mayor Thomas Clark, Town Manager Ted Soltis and the airport advisory committee interviewed potential new engineering companies and watched their presentations.

“And after going through all the institutes and everything, it looked like our old engineers, Armstrong, were the best choice,” Clark said, “so it was unanimously approved by the board to recommend that Armstrong be continued as the airport engineers for us.”

Kremmling officials are more involved with what’s going on at the airport now, Clark said.

“In the past the town hasn’t been part of the process,” Soltis added. “Now we’re taking a more active role.”

Projects are funded 95 percent by the Federal Aviation Administration; 2.5 percent by the Colorado Aeronautics Division; and 2.5 percent locally ” by the county, town or private funding, Armstrong has said.

” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or

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