Join What’s Brewing, Wednesday May 1 to Learn About the Prineville/Crook County Airport


It would probably be a safe bet that most Crook County residents haven’t been up to the Prineville/Crook County Airport lately – if ever. But the airport is an important piece of economic development which impacts everyone who lives here.

Kelly Coffelt has managed the Prineville/Crook County Airport for about 18 months. In that time the airport has increased occupancy and fuel sales, exceeding financial expectations.

A $110,000 grant will purchase a new Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) that will allow pilots to make instrument landings when there is limited visibility instead of having to fly to Redmond or Bend to land safely. Last summer the first fly-in in several years attracted a large crowd to the airport and the event is planned again this year.

Kelly will speak at What’s Brewing? this Wednesday about improvements and new business at the airport. He will also describe the new master plan and how it is paving the way for future projects.

WHAT’S BREWING? Wednesday, May 1, 2013

7:00 am to 8:00 am

Meadow Lakes Restaurant

Speaker:   Kelly Coffelt

Topic:        Prineville/Crook County Airport Update: Paving the Way for Future

What’s Brewing?, a program of the Crook County Foundation, promotes community conversation and education without bias about local, regional and global issues relevant to Crook County and those who live and work here. It is free to the public thanks to generous grants from St. Charles Health System and the Pacific Power Foundation.


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