By Andi Bourne

Rice Ridge Fire Funds Airport Improvements


April 26, 2018

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Planes taking off at the Seeley Lake Airport.

SEELEY LAKE – The northwest areas of the Seeley Lake Airport will see much needed improvements this summer thanks to nearly $35,000 earned from use during the Rice Ridge Fire. Three new concrete helipads will be constructed as well as clearing the area, improving the vehicle path and access from Cottonwood Lakes Road.

The Seeley Lake Airport is state owned. It is not part of the National Airspace System or the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.

"There are no federal dollars [to support the Seeley Lake Airport]. Likewise there are no federal requirements to maintain the airport,"...

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