Vista Field runway no more

January 2, 2014 

Removing airport paint

Daniel Bumpaous, foreground, and Jake Kirkpatrick, both employees of Strip-Rite of Kennewick using paint grinding machines Thursday to remove runway markings at the former Vista Field Airport in Kennewick. The Port of Kennewick hired the firm for about $15,000 to remove the markings and paint yellow X's after closing the airport on Tuesday.

BOB BRAWDY — Tri-City Herald Buy Photo

Daniel Bumpaous, foreground, and Jake Kirkpatrick, employees of Strip-Rite of Kennewick, use paint grinding machines Thursday to remove runway markings at the former Vista Field Airport in Kennewick. The Port of Kennewick hired the firm for about $15,000 to remove the markings and paint yellow X’s after closing the airport Tuesday.

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