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Sun Valley area airport to get upgrade

Associated Press

HAILEY, Idaho – Three members of Idaho’s congressional delegation have announced that Hailey’s Friedman Airport will get $4.5 million in federal funding from the Department of Transportation to help it upgrade to comply with Federal Aviation Administration safety guidelines.

U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo said the move is an important step to improve air service to the Wood River Valley and Sun Valley areas.

“These funds are essential to maintaining the valuable use of the airport, the needs of the community, and the economic interests of the area,” U.S. Sen. Larry Craig said.

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, said the upgrade will attract new economic activity to the region.

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