September 2009

There are 2 blog entries for September 2009.

Hayden — New technology could more than quadruple the number of flights that can enter or exit the valley each hour.

The Wide Area Multilat­eration system is scheduled to launch Sept. 12. The system uses ground sensors to detect transponders in airplanes. Com­puters perform complex equations to triangulate the data and calculate planes’ altitude, speed and location. The system has been in the works for more than four years and has earned approval from the Federal Avi­ation Administration.

Dignitaries including U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., at­­tended what Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger called a “philosophical ribbon cutting” Thursday at Yampa Valley Regional Airport. No ribbons were involved, but participants celebrated with cake and brief

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Steamboat Springs — A new ski lift in Steamboat typically translates into a very large whirlybird hauling heavy iron over the base of Steamboat Ski Area. But there won’t be a need for a helicopter in October when towers for the Wildhorse gondola are set.

The public Wildhorse gondola being built by Resort Ventures West, developers of Wildhorse Meadows, won’t deliver people to the top of a ski run. But it promises to change the face of the Gondola Transit Center when it becomes operational no later than February, Shea said. The gondola will move arriving skiers and snowboarders from Trailhead Lodge, First Tracks, The Range and Meadows Parking Lot to Gondola Square and ski area lifts, including the Steamboat gondola and Christie Peak Express.

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