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The Carson City Airport is growing with the new Jet Ranch hangar, impending runway expansion and new instrument landing access.

Instrument Approach Procedure and Instrument Departure Procedure, now in use, make it easier for more pilots to land at and depart from the airport. By 2011, the airport will also add a new taxiway, expand current taxiways, add a new weather reporting system, and reconfigure the runway to reduce noise.

The Instrument Approach Procedure allows pilots to land in reduced visibility using GPS. Previously, the airport used Visual Flight Rules only.

The addition of the IAP was contingent on the removal of a 79-foot hill located at the northeast corner of the airport.

Jet Ranch at Carson City is an 82,400 square-foot facility on 3.3 acres at the east end of the Carson City Airport. The 12-building complex features 11 customized private aircraft hangars for sale or lease, some large enough to accommodate large jet aircrafts.

Jet Ranch is marketing to business aviation and private flyers.

The Carson City Chamber of Commerce will host a conference on “Our Changing Community” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Carson Nugget. Speakers will include Mayor-elect Bob Crowell, State Sen. Mark Amodei and Dick Castner of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $75 a person. Call 882-1565 for more information.

Courtney Mooney, a Carson High School graduate, received the outstanding employee of the month award at the monthly meeting of the Las Vegas City Council Dec. 16. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas in architecture with master’s degree in Historical Preservation from Columbia University. She is the Historical Preservation and Urban Design Coordinator for Las Vegas.

Dr. Dan Ferguson, a physician executive with more than 14 years experience, joined Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center as the new chief medical officer. Ferguson comes to Saint Mary’s from Catholic Healthcare West where he most recently served as the corporate vice president of medical operations.

Events this week:

Tuesday

Ribbon cutting at 5:15 p.m. for Charley’s Grilled Subs at the Carson Mall.