There likely will be no money for a runway extension at Vance Brand Municipal Airport for at least 10 years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
At a candidate forum organized by the St. Vrain Valley Latino Coalition on October 20th
, the topic of board appointments came up. In a Times Call article
, Scott Rochat wrote that “according to the 2010 census, about 25 percent of Longmont’s population is Hispanic. But few of those Hispanics serve on the city’s boards and committees.”
Ward 1 Councilman Brian Hansen replied to that issue and said that whenever other qualifications were equal, he always voted for a minority appointment.”
That is not true Councilmember Hansen. Continue reading
As expected, as they get more desperate and agitated, the anti-Vance Brand Airport people turn to threats and harassment. Maybe they’re used to whining and bullying to get their way without any push back. That will not be the case here. Continue reading
The recent update to LongmontAirport.Com‘s Noise Complaint Log‘s doesn’t do it justice. Below is a visual representation of the noise complaints for 2010 and 2011.
That’s a clickable Google Map
equals 100+ complaints, YELLOW
equals 10-99 complaints, and BLUE
equals less than 10 complaints (single complaints are not included). You may notice most of the complaints are outside Longmont (in GREEN
shading) city limits (42
to be exact, 12
are within city limits).
In their quest to stop any possible expansion or improvement at Longmont’s Vance Brand Airport, the usual bunch of airport detractors throw out any falsehood or scare tactic they can dream of. Continue reading
Sean McCoy – ignoramus especial
When you are following the law, lets say driving your car, do you consider that “exerting” your rights? Exercising perhaps – but in the dim view of Longmont City Councilmember Sean McCoy if you are a pilot following FAA guidelines and even Longmont’s own Noise Abatement Procedure, you are barely this side of a felon and/or harasser. Continue reading
Something occurred at the October 26, 2010 Longmont City Council meeting that should trouble citizens and members of advisory boards. Councilmember Sean McCoy gave a public brow beating to Airport Advisory Board chair Howard Morgan. It’s the same thing he does, repeatedly, to Longmont Area Economic Council president John Cody. Continue reading
Been enjoying some time offline and off the grid in the great outdoors, boy do we live in a great state. But the frantic phone calls and emails worrying I’ve left the scene are a bit premature. The latest is the ongoing ranting from our anti-airport expansion friends. With the increasing noise, from them, you’d think that the airport has already expanded tenfold and noise levels are at near-DIA levels. I’ll give them this much, they have the propaganda skills to ratchet things up incrementally to get casual observers possibly even believing them. Unfortunately, for them, many of us pretty good BS detectors. Continue reading
For the record, I am a member of the Airport Advisory Board, but let’s get one thing perfectly clear: I did not waive my First Amendment rights when I was appointed to this board. And some of the things that Citizens Against Runway Expansion, or CARE, are saying about the airport Master Plan must be addressed. Continue reading