PIERRE (AP) — Officials in South Dakota's capital are unhappy that Delta Airlines is providing only one flight a day to Minneapolis rather than two flights, the level of service before the airline announced it was pulling out of Pierre.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there is bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration that has left 74,000 transportation and construction workers idled.
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the surface, the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is about whether to cut $16 million in air service subsidies, a pretty small amount in this town. Underneath are layers upon layers of political gamesmanship that, at its heart, is about whether Democrats or Republicans get to call the shots in Congress.
PRESHO — Pilots in and around Presho may soon have an improved airport.
City Airport Manager Dustin Smith recently applied for a 50/50 grant through the State Aeronautics Commission to construct two concrete turnarounds for the gravel runway. Included in the project will be 200 feet of straightaway for safer takeoffs, Smith said.
Mitchell Municipal Airport soon will undergo its largest capital project in more than 60 years, aided by a multimillion-dollar federal stimulus grant.
Public Works Director Tim McGannon learned Thursday that the airport will receive $6.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration. McGannon said the grant will go to rebuilding Mitchell Municipal Airport’s 12-30 main runway, so named because it runs southeast-to-northwest on a 120-degree to 300-degree compass heading. It is the largest capital project undertaken at the airport since it was built in the 1940s.
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