October 2005

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Crows Landing Naval Air Station

Sudden proposal for airfield’s use worth considering.

So far, Stanislaus County officials are reacting with the appropriate mix of interest, intrigue and skepticism about the U.S. Air Force’s sudden interest in using the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station. The idea of using the old landing strip for Air Force training exercises literally came out of the blue. Less than a year ago, the county finally took ownership of the 1,500-acre field, culminating a half dozen years of negotiations with the federal government.

If the federal bureaucrats were talking to each other, then one branch of government wouldn’t have given away property that another branch thought it could use. But apparently there was no such communication.

Pre-2008 Archived Articles

Crows Landing Naval Air Station

Sudden proposal for airfield’s use worth considering.

So far, Stanislaus County officials are reacting with the appropriate mix of interest, intrigue and skepticism about the U.S. Air Force’s sudden interest in using the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station. The idea of using the old landing strip for Air Force training exercises literally came out of the blue. Less than a year ago, the county finally took ownership of the 1,500-acre field, culminating a half dozen years of negotiations with the federal government.

If the federal bureaucrats were talking to each other, then one branch of government wouldn’t have given away property that another branch thought it could use. But apparently there was no such communication.