Telluride (Colo.) Regional reopened last Thursday following completion of Phase II of the airport's modernization project. The $22 million program included removal/replacement of the existing runway, reducing grades, widening safety areas, extending the length of the runway and adding all new runway lighting. The airport said that Phase III of the reconstruction "will likely begin in 2010 and will widen the remaining safety areas and add an engineered material arresting system for runway ...

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