RENO, Nev. (AP) - Sen. Harry Reid has announced a package of federal grants for 10 rural airports in Nevada totaling $4.3 million.
The biggest of the grants from the Federal Aviation Administration goes to Carson City Airport - nearly $1.4 million to rehabilitate the runway and aircraft parking apron. Next is the Beatty Airport with $1.1 million to remove runway obstructions.
Yerington Municipal Airport was awarded $450,000, the Silver Springs Airport in Lyon County about $384,000 and the Gabbs Airport in Nye County $262,000.
Airports in Fallon, Winnemucca, Tonopah, Jackpot and Lincoln County each will receive between $100,000 and $200,000.
Reid says big, rural states like Nevada are especially dependent on their small airports. He says it's important to maintain their infrastructure to ensure safe, efficient travel.
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