Jackson Airport At Odds With Neighbor

Jackson, WY – Jackson Hole Airport officials are criticizing a federal helicopter base next to the airport, saying it's too grandiose and gaudy. The heli-base is a joint project between the National Park Service and Bridger-Teton National Forest to coordinate and improve search and rescue and firefighting activities. Airport board members charge the federal government exercised a double standard because the orange-tinted brown stain on the building doesn't blen in with natural surroundings. Park Service rules require that standard. Park spokeswoman Joan Anzelmo says the park is planning to repaint the office building and plant landscaping to help screen the heli-base from view.