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YAMPA VALLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT MEETS NEW SECURITY STANDARDS

HAYDENYampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Jim Parker confirmed Friday his crews had met Federal Aviation Administration security criteria necessary to reopen the airport.

However, Parker had not been in direct contact with Great Lakes Aviation, the only commercial airline currently serving the airport.

Great Lakes provides six flights to and from Denver daily.

Great Lakes’ Web site indicated Friday afternoon that it was preparing to resume normal service to all of the smaller cities it serves out of Denver International Airport.

That would include Yampa Valley Regional Airport.

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The FAA had also cleared most general aviation aircraft to resume flying Friday evening and there was activity at Steamboat Springs Airport.

GREAT OUTDOORS COLORADO SETS HEARING FOR STRATEGIC PLAN

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSGreat Outdoors Colorado will conduct a public hearing in Steamboat Springs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Olympian Hall to gather public input about possible revisions to its current strategic plan and investment of lottery proceeds.

GOCo was created in 1992 to put proceeds of the state lottery to work protecting parks, open space, outdoor recreation and wildlife habitat.

GOCo has invested heavily in the Yampa River Legacy Project.

The Trappers Lake Group of the Sierra Club is urging citizens to attend and tell GOCo commissioners that they want them to continue to keep their focus on the preservation of open space, and not broaden the organization’s funding support to include species protection programs, for example.

People from Grand, Jackson, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, in addition to Routt County, have been invited to attend the Tuesday night meeting.

QUARTET TO PERFORM CLASSICS TODAY AT THE DEPOT ART CENTER

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSFour musicians have come together for a production of Classical Collage at 4 p.m. today at the Depot Art Center.

The group is made up of soprano Kathleen Allen, Vicki Sharp on piano and harpsichord, Bill Fetcher playing oboe and Judy Dettwiler performing on the stand-up bass.

The program begins with a piece from George Frederic Handel, then continues with Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Handel, Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Claude Debussy, Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten. For more information call 879-9008.