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Scottsbluff, NE

Passenger Service: PenAir will begin offering scheduled passenger service starting November 2nd, 2016
Airport: Western Nebraska Regional Airport - 250023 Airport Rd #10, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Runway(s): 8,279 ft. & 8,002 ft.

Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, in the western part of the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the Unity States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska. Scottsbluff was founded in 1899 across the North Platte River from its namesake, a bluff that is now a U.S. National Park called Scotts Bluff National Monument. The smaller town of Gering had been founded south of the river in 1887. The two cities have since grown together to form the 7th largest urban area in Nebraska.

Scottsbluff has a semi-arid climate, with wide seasonal and day-to-day variation. Summers are hot, and winters dry and cold, though chinook winds can loosen the cold’s grip, often bringing temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Precipitation is heavily concentrated in the spring and summer months. Snow typically falls in light amounts.

Scottsbluff is home to the main campus of Western Nebraska Community College. In addition, several other Nebraska institutions maintain centers and offer select courses or programs in the city, including the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Chadron State College, and the University of Nebraska (Panhandle Research and Extension Center). Points of interest include: Scotts Bluff National Monument, Lake Minatare State Recreation Area, Riverside Discovery Center, Cedar Canyon, Carter Canyon, and Robidoux Pass.

Excerpts taken from,_Nebraska July 2016.