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LWS Gets a Blue Light Special

September 19, 2018

Lewiston, ID – September 5, 2017 -Following up on a bid opening mid-December 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) yesterday delivered to the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport a blue-light special-a grant worth $1.7 million to add taxiway lights to the airfield’s infrastructure. The Airport Authority Board awarded the million-dollar installation contract to Johnson Electric,…

THANK YOU! – LWS Salutes Radials N’ Rivers

August 3, 2018

Gary Peters, Gale Wilson and more supporters than can be named here recently held their second annual “Radials N’ Rivers” exhibition. Repeating the doubled statistics over last year’s event bears only partial witness to the event’s success. The Lewiston Morning Tribune’s reporting and breathtaking pictures come close to telling the rest of the story.  What’s…

Notice for Public Comment | Intent to Concurrently Impose and Use Passenger Facility Charge

July 28, 2018

At the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority is posting this public notice as part of the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) application process under 14 CFR 158.24 for the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport (‘Airport’ or ‘LWS’). As part of this process, the Airport is providing the following information…

New badging hours now in effect

July 27, 2018

Airport badging hours are now only available Tuesday or Thursday 0800 to 12 noon. If you need an appointment please email bookkeeper1@lewiston.com or call 208-791-6808. Airport Badging

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Announces Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Goal for FY2019/2020/2021 of 1.98%

July 25, 2018

The calculation of three-year and contract DBE Goals, based upon 49 CFR Part 26, is a multi-phase task. The intent of the program is to create a level playing field on which DBE firms are able to compete fairly without creating a disadvantage to non-DBE competitors. This is accomplished through a detailed approach to setting…

Air Traffic Gains Altitude

March 2, 2018

Air traffic at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport continued to gain altitude during the first two months of 2018, according to the local air traffic control tower. Takeoffs and landings hit 1,690 and 1,613 in January and February 2018 respectively, compared to 1,613 and 1,346 during the same two months of 2017. “The increase…

January Air Traffic Soars

February 5, 2018

In spite of the dismal weather blanketing North Central Idaho in January, air traffic at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport soared.  Total landings and takeoffs hit 1,690 in January 2018, a 67% increase over the 1,009 totals in January 2017.  Airline activity accounted for 430 of the operations compared to 391 in 2017, while…

Lewiston Airport Boardings Reach All-Time High

January 11, 2018

Scheduled airline enplanements soared to new highs in 2017—and kept climbing. According to Airport Manager Stephanie Morgan, the 72,848 people that boarded airlines represents an all-time high for the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. “That’s five percent higher than the 2016 record of 69,693,” she said, “and that doesn’t include several thousand who took advantage…

Airport Operations Building Under Construction

January 10, 2018

  The  gold, ceremonial ground-breaking shovels had yet to be stowed when the roar of big diesel engines broke the morning’s stillness November 28th, 2017.  With that, construction on the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Operations Building (AOB) was underway.  Prime contractor Ginno Construction of Coeur d’Alene and a slate of subcontractors including Lewiston’s Albright…

Breaking Ground

November 22, 2017

Construction on the Airport’s new Operations Building is set to begin, and to commemorate the event, the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Authority Board of Commissioners is hosting a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:00 am. “Building design has been a work-in-progress for years,” said Stephanie Morgan, Airport Manager.  “But once the…

LWS Air Cargo…The Hidden Economic Multiplier

November 17, 2017

Air Cargo…it’s one of the worst kept secrets in the regional economy.  In fact, it works so well we’ve come to take it for granted.  But imagine what would happen if suddenly–it were gone. The auto parts store in Enterprise, Oregon would have to begin stocking huge inventories to overcome long delivery times.  The costs…

5 Tips to Fly Through the Airport This Holiday Season

November 17, 2017

This is the busiest travel time of the year. Make your journey as smooth as possible with these tips: Arrive Early Arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. The airport is busier than usual and tends to be filled with less frequent travelers during the holiday season. That means lines at…

Scout Leads Airport Community Service Effort

October 25, 2017

Troop 1148 showed up in force at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport early Saturday morning, October 21st.  No surprise, their presence was part of a well thought-out plan, approved by the Boy Scouts of America, their adult advisors, and Airport Administration.  Their mission?  To improve the appearance of the airport’s main entrance.  Within a…

Invasion of the Body Scanner

October 6, 2017

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) teams showed up at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport Tuesday evening with an AIT-2, the official term for what has come to be known as the “body scanner.” “Plans to acquire one of the newest tools in the security toolbox began in March,” said Stephanie Morgan, Airport Manager.  “Customers told…

Become an LWS Airport Ambassador!

September 19, 2017

Do you have a cheerful, outgoing personality?  Do you enjoy meeting new people?  Are you familiar with the region and all it has to offer?  Would you like the challenge of representing the Lewis-Clark Valley and creating a good first impression to people from all over the United States?  The World? Then consider becoming an…

SEASONAL Airport Maintenance Technician

September 6, 2017

We are gearing up for winter operations and you could be a part of a growing airport team! The Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport is currently looking for a seasonal part-time Airport Maintenance Technician.   We are willing to pay $15/hour.  This job might be for you if you are a self-starter, love taking on challenges,…

FAA Shows the Money

September 5, 2017

Bid opening mid-August brought the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport the costs involved in acquiring a new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) vehicle and the cost of building a combined ARFF station and snow control equipment building.  Today the FAA threw its support behind the two projects by awarding grants to cover approximately 93.75 percent…

TSA Steps Up

August 30, 2017

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced on Tuesday, August 29th, that it would help with efforts to improve the security screening checkpoint at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport. After reviewing passenger feedback, the Airport Authority Board put increased emphasis on enhancing the customers’ travel experience through the local airport.  The result is a four-phased…

It’s Oshkosh!

August 14, 2017

Bids on a new Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Vehicle were opened on Thursday and it’s an Oshkosh. Coming in with a price tag of $609,178, the bid was $140,822 below the engineer’s estimate of $750,000. “Delivery is still about twelve months away,” explained Stephanie Morgan. “ARFF equipment is put together one-at-a-time because of the…

Airline Boardings Continue to Climb

August 11, 2017

Airline Boardings at the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport have taken to the skies. “Over 6,330 people boarded schedule airlines in July,” said Stephanie Morgan, Airport Manager. “That’s an all-time high for the month of July.” July 2016 saw 6,029 people boarding airlines. This year’s total represents a five percent increase. The Lewiston-Nez Perce County…