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August 24, 2017

$5.2M Forest Service project would rebuild smokejumper base at Methow Valley Airport

  • A study also lists Pangborn Memorial Airport and Yakima Air Terminal as candidates for the base.
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    Photo from U.S. Forest Service [enlarge]
    The Paraloft Building, above, and two other structures lie within a proposed object-free area at Methow Valley Airport. They would have to be moved to keep the smokejumper base at the airport.

    A white line painted outside the Paraloft Building at the Methow Valley Airport marks the spot for some potentially big changes at the small airport near Winthrop in Okanogan County.

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