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Articles with the Tag: Ronan airport

Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight Garden Creek Fire Air tankers refill at Ronan Airport to fight  Garden Creek Fire

RONAN – Friday was the first day that Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) stationed at the Ronan Airport were used to drop fire retardant in an attempt to rein in the Garden Creek fire. The lightning-ignited fire is burning in a rocky, remote area two miles northwest of Hot Springs. SEATs have a speed...

County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin County budget passes, plans for court annex, jail begin

POLSON – The Lake County Commissioners passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 last week.  Planning for a new court annex and jail are included in the $29.8 million budget, County Finance Director Scott Beggs said.  The previous budget was $27.2 million. He said the difference lies in...

Airplane falls from sky Airplane falls from sky

  RONAN – Robert Christensen was flying through sunny skies southwest of Ronan in his ultra-light airplane on Friday when he started losing altitude. “(A) witness stated that Christensen was testing his plane for the first time,” Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said. After quickl...

Airport study needs public input Airport study needs public input

RONAN – The Ronan Airport is currently undergoing a study to determine how to proceed with long-term development plans. Chairman of the Airport Board Rick Newman said an expansion might not happen if the general public doesn’t support the project. The airport board considered expanding the ...

Ronan Airport master plan topic of meeting

RONAN — The kickoff meeting for the Ronan Airport Master Plan will be held July 19 in the Pilots’ Lounge at the Ronan Airport. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and should last an hour and a half (until 8 p.m.) The airport master planning process and project schedule, as well as information rega...

Career pilot surprised by birthday flight Career pilot surprised by birthday flight

She may be a sweet great-grandma with bright eyes and a ready smile, but don’t let her fool you.  Outwardly, “she’s just a cute little lady who wear dresses every day, with her hair in a bun, as homespun as can be,” said Betty Sieges, activities director at St. Luke Extended C...

Board to update Ronan Airport master plan Board to update Ronan Airport master plan

RONAN — Ronan Airport has been awarded a $202,642 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for updating the existing airport master plan study to show current and future needs of the airport.  Rick Newman, Chairman of the Airport Board that includes Polson and St. Ignatius airports, stres...

Council invites public officials to discuss dispatch Council invites public officials to discuss dispatch

RONAN – Two county officials respectively agreed to disagree at the Ronan City Council meeting on Monday, March 7. The issue concerned separating the Lake County Dispatch service from the sheriff’s office, where it is currently operated, and making it a separate entity governed by a 911 Commit...

Airports receive state funds

News from the Montana Department of Transportation HELENA – Polson and Ronan airports will benefit as the Montana Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Board approved slightly more than $660,000 in funding requests from 32 public-use airports during their Helena meeting on Jan. 21. The...

Fallen remembered throughout Lake County Fallen remembered throughout Lake County

Memorial Day was celebrated Monday throughout Lake County to remember family and friends who lost their lives while bravely defending America’s freedom. Events starting in Ronan with a parade down main street. A color guard led the lineup that in cluded members of the Ronan VFW and American Legion P...


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