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‘Not going to happen’: Officials assure community that air attack base is here to stay

Airport officials say rumors that a nearby housing development could push the Grass Valley Interagency Air Attack Base out of town are unfounded.

Bulldozers and earth movers have marked the beginning of the first phase of the Loma Rica development along Idaho Maryland Road, between Sutton Way and Brunswick Road, bringing a visual transformation that has raised questions about encroaching development upon the airport’s uses.

“Cal Fire is not planning on going anywhere. As a matter of fact, I’m trying to help Cal Fire increase their footprint and help bring in extra assets to the Nevada County Airport,” Airport Manager Kevin Edwards said.

Read more on this story at The Union

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