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Runway extension
grounded
indefi nitely
by Miriam Van Scott
The Chandler Municipal Airport has seen its share
of controversy over its 62 years, with pro-growth
advocates favoring expansion while neighbors would
prefer to see operations scaled back. The latest
fl are-up involves talk of extending the runways to
accommodate increased airport usage year-round.
While there’s no formal proposal under consideration
for such construction, the issue has set off a fi restorm.
Submitted photo
ARTWALK MOVES TO 3rd FRIDAY: The Downtown Chandler Art Walk will take place on the historic square on the third Friday of
each month, starting Feb. 19. The hours remain from 5 to 9 p.m., and free art activities for children will continue to be held at
Mind Over Splatter and Art on Boston Gallery. For more information, contact the Downtown Chandler Community Partnership at
480-855-3539 or visit www.DowntownChandler.org. See story on Page ___
City hammers nighttime noise
STSN photo
AIRPORT SINCE 1948: Aerobatic aircraft co-exist with single- by Miriam Van Scott
engine aircraft and business jets at Chandler Municipal Airport,
Chandler residents can sleep a little easier now that the City Council has crafted
which is among the nation’s 50 busiest general aviation airports.
a measure curbing construction noise during the late night and early morning
The confusion likely began as an outgrowth of a
hours. The measure, approved Jan. 14, prohibits general construction between
recent presentation made by the Chandler Airport
10 p.m. and 5 a.m. weekdays and 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on weekends. The pouring
Alliance, a group of approximately 100 corporate
of concrete, which requires cooler temperatures, will be allowed between 5 a.m.
members interested in the city’s economic
and 10 p.m. every day.
development. During a December meeting of the
“Over the years, we’ve received a number of complaints about construction
Airport Commission, the group offered an outline
noise,” says David de la Torre, Chandler city planner. “They peak during spring
of suggested improvements that could potentially
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and autumn when the weather is nicer and people have their windows open and
increase airport revenue, including verbiage about
QUIET: Construction workers
noise becomes an issue.”
can’t work late at night around
extending the length of the runways. residential areas due to a new
See Runway Page 6
See Noise Page 10
section of the noise ordinance.
Cupid brings couple 55 Valentines
by K. M. Lang
Even on a day celebrating love, Norman and Barbara Knox stand out. For nearly 55 years, the couple has lived a life as
down to earth as the Southern Chandler soil they’ve farmed, raising children, supporting one another’s causes and serving
their community with a mixture of devotion and humor.
Asked when he and Barbara wed, Norman answers with a grin, “The longest day of the year.”
“June 21, 1955,” Barbara chimes in. The interchange is characteristic of the couple who fi nishes one another’s sentences
and jogs one another’s memories with an ease born of more than fi ve decades of intimacy. During that time, much has
changed and Chandler itself has blossomed from the rural community of the pair’s youth into a city of more than 250,000
STSN photo by Gordon Murray
residents.
SWEETHEARTS: Chandler residents Barbara and
See Cupid Page 14
Norman Knox show photos from their 55-year love
affair.
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Calendar of
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events Business . . . . . . . . . 18-26
Valentine’s AZ Arts . . . . . . . . . 27-32
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New babies,
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Things to do . . . . . . . 33-34
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FAMILY FUN
siblings
Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Blazin’ K9s
Neighbors . . . . . . . . 41-50
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Just4Kids
Youth . . . . . . . . . . 52-61
“It’s All About You”
SanTan
Spirituality . . . . . . . 63-65
Santan 202
Directory . . . . . . . . 66-68
Neighbors
SanTan Family Fun
Classifieds . . . . . . . . 69-70
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Center spread
Where to eat . . . . . . 71-74
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