Highway Patrol eyeing Sidney Airport for base of operations


August 11, 2017

Nebraska Highway Patrol is considering Sidney Airport as a possible new base of operations.

Ron Meyer, Airport Authority member, reported to Sidney City Council Tuesday the Highway Patrol is looking to relocate from Ogallala.

“They’re looking for hangar space,” Meyer said. “They want an area to operate out of. They have a plane here.”

He added, “There is some shake-up with the Highway Patrol right now at the state level.”

Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters confirmed Sidney had been considered.

“At one time it was being considered as an option,” Capt. Kevin Ryan said Wednes...

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