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St. George Buys Land for New Airport

St. George Buys Land for New Airport



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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- The St. George City Council has approved the purchase of land needed for a new airport there.

The city will pay $1.15 million for 17 and a quarter acres of land. Ninety-five percent of the cost will be paid from a Federal Aviation Administration grant and the rest will come from the city.

More than 1,330 acres are needed for the new airport. The city received a $17 million grant from the FAA to buy land.

With the purchase of the 17 acres the city has just under 870 acres left to buy.

Offers have been made on the remaining land and the city is in the negotiation process.

The new airport will be built about six miles southeast of the existing airport.

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Information from: The Spectrum

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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