- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - Federal regulators say Mount Nebo is obstructing the runway at Roseburg Municipal Airport

The News-Review reports (https://bit.ly/2p0DgDD ) the finding led Roseburg to shut down its nighttime instrument approach, limiting pilots from landing at night during cloudy conditions.

Airport Commissioner Clint Newell says the shutdown limits accessibility and has a damaging economic impact.

Regulators have offered some potential solutions, such as changing the instrument approach system.

That would be quick fix compared to the other suggestions, such as removing 11 feet from Mount Nebo.

To remove terrain, the city would have to get heavy equipment up a steep slope with few paved roads.

The 1,200-foot hill is perhaps best known for a herd of goats that gained national attention in the 1970s. People said they could predict the next day’s weather by watching where the goats were stationed on the mountain - high meant dry, low meant rain.

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Information from: The News-Review, https://www.nrtoday.com


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