October 15, 2013
A plane lands at Steamboat Springs Airport in 2013.
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If the project is going to continue, it will now require the approval of the Steamboat Springs City Council.
“The last thing we want is for a drone to pop up and fly into the windscreen (of a helicopter) or get caught in the rotor head,” Airport Manager Stacie Fain said.
Out of the state's 14 commercial airports, Yampa Valley Regional Airport's estimated annual economic impact of $299 million ranks as the sixth highest.