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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax airport beacon project finishes first phase


August 17, 2023

Olivia Harnack | The Gazette

The Port of Whitman Business Air Center, southwest of Colfax.

COLFAX - The Port of Whitman County completed the first phase of a rotating airport beacon at the Port of Whitman Business Air Center (POWBAC), an airport 3.5 miles southwest of Colfax, featuring t-hangars, private hangars, and Port-owned pole buildings. The site hosts a variety of tenants and occupants.

The project started because the existing beacon was determined to be at the end of its design life, states a press release from the Port of Whitman County from Tuesday, August 8.

The project was funded through a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant and an Airport Improvement Program grant...

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