- Associated Press - Sunday, April 26, 2015

GREEN RIVER, Wyo. (AP) - Not much has happened since the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport master plan was approved months ago with big dreams for a small airport.

The City Council in February chose to form an airport board to come up with ideas and suggestions, but it still doesn’t exist.

The city adopted the spaceport moniker as a tourism stunt 20 years ago and adopted a resolution offering aliens sanctuary as a joke. To almost everyone’s surprise, the Federal Aviation Administration approved a name change for the airport, once known as Green River 48U.

Since then, little has changed at the general aviation dirt landing strip with a windsock and no buildings.

Officials would like to increase general aviation traffic, but that could require paving the runway and adding hangars or a fueling station.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reported (https://tinyurl.com/nk5g824 ) that councilmembers this year decided to put together a group that could offer suggestions about how to improve the airport.

Airport advocate Jim Punches recently asked the Council about making progress on those plans.


Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, https://www.rocketminer.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide