Leaders Concerned Over Air Service

Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey talked about the air service on KROE's Public Pulse Program.Photo by Leslie Stratmoen
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey talked about the air service on KROE's Public Pulse Program.Photo by Leslie Stratmoen

The quality of air service in and out of Sheridan continues to be of concern to local city and county leaders.

Though county officials are now hoping for a state subsidy to sustain the airline that provides service to the county-owned airport, Sheridan's Mayor Dave Kinskey says they've known they were taking a nose dive into a financial pit for several years, and the city's been trying to help.

But, he said, they didn't do it. Instead, the county leaders, at that time, according to the mayor, decided they didn't have enough information, yet, to move forward.

And that's where, as far as he knows, the quest ended. So, the community is now left with undependable air service, according to both city and county officials, and an airline that needs a subsidy to continue service. So, the discussion continues. The Sheridan County Commissioners are scheduled to continue their conversation regarding the airport, today, during a staff meeting this morning at the courthouse. That starts at 8:30. According to the agenda, they will consider a resolution regarding a pledge for air service enhancements.

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