Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Airport growth expected


“Leave it in a better state than when it was given to you.” That is a motto Airport Authority Board Chairman Jason Lockwood adheres to and a quote that was stated to him, by the former airport chairman, the late Ken Risk.

Renovations are planned for Kimball’s Robert E. Arraj airport, according to Lockwood. The property, which is more than half a century old, is projected to see new runway lights and a new beacon by early 2017, at an approximate cost of $150,000.

Although just four licensed pilots operate from the local facility, he explained that the airport see traffic from all over...

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