Lander Shores Up Airport

K2's Victoria Fregoso reports, 

The city of Lander is shoring up a hill near the local airport to keep any possible landslides from threatening the runway. 

Public Works Director Mickey Simmons says a landslide occurred on the hill last year because of rain.  Simmons says a worst case scenario would involve a landslide getting to the end of the runway at Hunt Field Lander Airport. 

The project will cost about $55,000. 

"It would continue if we would get more ground saturation stuff," Simmons said.  "There's a chance that we possibly have a larger landslide on the actual tarmac."

He says work on the hill should not interrupt regular airport operations.