Some $6 million in federal money is being allocated for use by some of Nevada’s rural airports. The U.S. Department of Transportation and Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced the grants Aug. 27.
Lincoln County’s share is $75,000.
In a prepared statement the Senator said, “This money will allow various airports throughout our state to upgrade facilities and make numerous improvements to their runways, parking apron, and other airfield safety equipment.”
A breakdown of the funding is as follows:
• Reno/Stead Airport – $637,500
• Tonopah Airport – $574,549
• Henderson Industrial Airport – $2,715,350
• Carson Airport – $1,387,500
• Jackpot/Hayden Field – $75,000
• Lincoln County Airport – $75,000
• Winnemucca Municipal Airport – $408,750
County Commissioner Ed Higbee said he thought at the airport in Panaca, some of the money might be used to put in a fuel tank and to help combat the weeds along the runways. “We probably need to get a mower and other kinds of equipment for maintaining the airport, including some fencing.”
Wendy Rudder, of Alamo, who is also closely involved with the airports in Lincoln County was unavailable for comment.