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BLM schedules hearing next month on Pinon Canyon

The Bureau of Land Management is holding a hearing next month on allowing the Army to continue using the Pinon Canyon training site. The Aug. 2 hearing is part of periodic review. The hearing does not include any consideration of whether Pinon Canyon will be increased at some future time. The Army’s efforts to expand… Continue Reading BLM schedules hearing next month on Pinon Canyon

It didn’t take long for the opportunists to come out. With the ink of Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature barely dry on a bill forbidding the state to sell land to the Army to expand the Piñon Cañon training site, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison made it known last week that Texas and Fort Bliss would… Continue Reading State won the battle over Piñon Cañon, but will El Paso County lose the war?

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Colorado Springs business groups sent a statement of opposition yesterday to Gov. Bill Ritter’s support of legislation that blocks the sale Pinon Canon land – and they didn’t mince words. “Members of the Quality Community Group are stunned and extremely disappointed with the governor’s expressed intent to sign HB 1317,” the statement said. “All the arguments… Continue Reading Springs groups send strong message to Governor Ritter

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