Friedman Memorial Airport

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The federal Transportation Security Administration is implementing more rigorous screening procedures for electronics at small airports across Idaho.


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Sun Valley has added another nonstop flight to its roster, this time to Chicago. But so far, planes will only connect to O’Hare International airport during the winter months.


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Voters in the Wood River Valley may be asked to consider another local option tax to fund airline services and marketing efforts.

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People flying in and out of Sun Valley have had a difficult time this winter with flights regularly being diverted or canceled due to winter weather conditions.

The chairman of the Friedman Memorial Airport Authority, Ron Fairfax, calls this winter the worst he’s seen in 20 years.

Data from the airport shows 30 flights were diverted between December 4 and December 26. Just two flights were canceled.

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Seven places identified as possible long-term replacement sites for the Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey are smack-dab in the middle of sage grouse country. Loud airport noise, roads, buildings and towers are all things that could disturb the bird, which is famously particular about its habitat.

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a chartered jet went off the edge of the runway in central Idaho.

Freidman Memorial Airport Manager Rick Baird tells the Idaho Mountain Express that the eight-passenger Learjet 60 ended up on the runway shoulder on June 17.

Baird says the safety features at the airport performed as planned.

Authorities didn't report any injuries.

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Runway work at a central Idaho airport that serves the resort area of Ketchum and Sun Valley has been completed.

Friedman Memorial Airport officials in Hailey tell the Idaho Mountain Express that the runway opened Thursday.

The work involved moving a taxiway 70 feet away from the runway.

Workers shut down the runway on April 22 as part of a $34 million project intended to meet Federal Aviation Administration safety requirements. Most of the cost is being covered by a series of federal grants.