Airport could be base for drones

He said a representative in charge of the Governor’s Economic Development initiative had contacted him via email about whether the city would be interested in the Yerington Airport being a launch base for the UAV program.

Newell indicated he replied that the city would definitely be interested in that participation, but he reported Monday that he hadn’t heard further from the state.

Since that time, Nevada was selected as one of six sites to be a UAV development center, Gov. Brian Sandoval and U.S. senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller announced last week.

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