Ryan Airfield's tower to lose funding April 7

PHOENIX - Federal aviation officials have released the dates when funding will stop for nearly 150 air-traffic control towers nationwide including those at four small Arizona airports.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that federal funding will cease for the control tower at Ryan Airfield in Tucson on April 7, as expected.

Control-tower funding will end April 21 at Glendale Municipal Airport and Phoenix Goodyear Airport and on May 5 at Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport in Bullhead City.

The FAA says the airports will remain open. Pilots will have to coordinate takeoffs and landings via radio and visual contact, as they do at night when the towers are not open.

Federal budget cuts resulted in the FAA deciding to close 149 control towers operated by contractors at airports with low traffic volumes.

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Grand opening Wednesday for Involta's data center

Involta LLC is inviting businesses to attend the grand opening of its newest data center in Tucson next Wednesday.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. at the center, 1215 E. Pennsylvania St.

Involta's local facility, comprising more than 38,000 square feet, is considered a world-class multitenant data center with secure data storage and advanced communications.

The company said it spent more than $10 million building the center.

The grand opening will include facility tours and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. To RSVP for the grand opening celebration online, go to

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