The Santa Maria Public Airport Board of Directors is going to have to get computer savvy very quickly when it gets its hands on a new software system that will allow the directors to easily monitor all of the details of the airport’s many leases.   The board will get a presentation on the new […]

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Chance Skaufel and Kyle Blum picked up pretty much right where they left off two years ago — battling each other lap after lap around the Santa Maria Karting Association (SMKA) race track. With action resuming Sunday on the course that sits on the grounds of the Santa Maria Public Airport, the track’s nearly two-year […]

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The Santa Maria Public Airport District Board of Directors cleared the runway for the next fiscal year Thursday by approving the airport’s 2012-13 budget and clearing up a significant CalPERS debt. After reviewing the budget since its introduction on June 14, the board voted unanimously to approve the spending plan which features a $3.9 million […]

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Santa Maria’s historic Go Kart track is back in business.  After a nearly two-year hiatus, the Santa Maria Karting Association (SMKA) has been given clearance for takeoff by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). SMKA is celebrating the 4th of July a bit early, getting the green light to re-start racing this weekend.  “Re-opening day is […]

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When the Santa Maria Public Airport Board of Directors meets Thursday to discuss the airport’s 2012-13 budget, it will essentially be filing a flight plan for the facility’s future. The airport’s $3.9 million operating budget — excluding depreciation —  is up just 3 percent over last year, but it will be for a vastly different […]

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