HELIPAD PAINTING – AirLife and Lincoln Community Hospital staff members, as well as local adults and children, participated in the Helipad Painting Party at the new AirLife medical helicopter base in Hugo last Thursday, Sept. 3. The helipad was repainted with bright new colors. Several local children got to mark the helipad with their painted handprints to celebrate the occasion. Two-month-old Averi Stum placed her tiny footprint on the helipad with assistance from her mother Amber Stum. The new medical helicopter base is scheduled to become operational on September 21. An AirLife helicopter and its four-member crew will be on standby 24/7 to respond to medical emergencies throughout the central plains of Colorado.