GJ Airport to receive $4.9 million grant

The Grand Junction Regional Airport will receive roughly $4.9 million in a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for its ongoing runway replacement project.

The FAA recently announced the grant for Grand Junction and several others. The Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority voted to execute the grant offer at its Tuesday board meeting. Grand Junction City Council and Mesa County Board of Commissioners also have to sign off on the grants.

Some of the money will go toward construction of a security fence, perimeter road, airfield lighting control system and removal of unused pavement. The airport will chip in roughly $545,000 to supplement the grant.

The $150 million runway replacement project is a multi-year effort that should take seven to 10 years to complete.

The airport hopes receive more FAA grants this year for the project.

Toastmasters Club plans awards meeting

Grand Junction Toastmasters Club will be hosting a recognition and awards meeting on Tuesday at the Commons of Hilltop in The Garden Room. The meeting will run from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Those with questions can contact Marianne Delany Wright, 970-361-1806. The Commons at Hill Top is located at 625 27 ½ Road Toastmasters International is a communications and leadership club. It can be found on Facebook at Grand Junction Toastmasters or at 1671.Toastmastersclubs.org.

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