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Articles with the Tag: Ronan airport

$28.5M to be split among 69 Montana airports

News from the Office of Senator Jon Tester MONTANA — Following the passage of his bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. Senator Jon Tester recently announced he secured $28,610,817 in Federal Aviation Administration Fiscal Year 2022 funding for 69 Montana airports as part of the ...

Senators secure $20M for 68 MT airports: helps keep up with costs during pandemic

News from the offices of Senator Tester and Senator Daines  U.S. Senate — As part of his continued efforts to ensure that Montana’s airports are able to continue serving the state throughout the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines announced that 68...

$30,000 secured for Ronan airport

News from the office of Senator Tester MONTANA – With Montana airports struggling to keep up with costs after the COVID-19 pandemic brought air travel to a standstill, U.S. Senator Jon Tester successfully secured $30,000 to help the Ronan Airport cover operational expenses, staffing and certain de...

Grants fund improvements for local airports

LAKE COUNTY– The Montana Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Board has awarded the Polson, St. Ignatius and Ronan airports grant funds that will be used to improve airport runways.  “We do everything we possibly can to extend the life of our runways,” said Rick Newman, ...

Ronan Airport among 13 across Montana to receive upgrade

Washington, D.C. — As part of his ongoing effort to #ConnectMT, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced more than $8 million in federal funding to upgrade 13 airports across the state. Ronan Airport received $257,145 to rehabilitate the runway, the taxiway, and the apron. “When you live in a p...

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...


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