New Mexico airports to share $3.3M in federal grants


ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Nine airports across New Mexico will share more than $3 million in federal grants for runway expansions and other improvements.

Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation announced the funding Tuesday.

U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich say local airports serve as an economic engine for many New Mexico communities and the funding will help make them stronger while boosting commerce and increasing travel.

The city of Alamogordo is getting the lion’s share – $1.4 million – to extend a runway to better accommodate local aircraft.

Lea and Colfax counties, the village of Questa, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and the cities of Clovis, Grants, Farmington and Santa Rosa will also receive funding for projects that range from resealing pavement to building taxiways. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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