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Cloud County Community College to lower 3 wind turbines

April 5, 2012

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— A north-central Kansas community college plans to lower three wind turbines that have been deemed too tall by the Federal Aviation Administration so the school doesn’t lose about $1 million in federal grants.

The Salina Journal reports Cloud County Community College officials have decided to pay for the roughly $150,000 project rather than lose the grants.

The windmills are 110 feet tall and sit on a hill south of campus. A year ago the FAA told the college the windmills are in Blosser Municipal Airport’s airspace but were not considered a hazard.

But sometime later the turbines were deemed a “presumed hazard,” which prompted the FAA to adjust flight patterns to and from the airport.

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Milton Bland 2 years, 5 months ago

Unbelievable. Our government says no to 100 foot wind turbines, but allowed a 1,000 foot tower just southeast of Lawrence near the final approach to the lawrence airport. At the time it was approved by the county commission , the tower's owner was a member of that commission. The owner/commissioner promised it was for a local television station. Shortly after building the tower, he sold it at a huge profit to a national concern that wanted it for rebroadcasting their signals. As for the local tv station, it lasted less than a week. So the folks of Douglas County were duped again by our elected officials. It is time to require some integrity from our local officials.

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alittlecurious 2 years, 5 months ago

Who was the county commissioner that owned the tower?

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