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3 years 1 month ago

Pinon Canyon fire update

Updates on the Bear Springs and Callie Marie Fire: Both are 75 percent contained. Callie Marie is estimated to be around 9,000 acres. Bear Springs around 35,000 acres. Residents in the Bear Springs neighborhood were allowed to return to their homes. There will be officials in the...

3 years 5 months ago

Army backs off expansion at Pinon Canyon

PUEBLO(AP)-The acting commander at Fort Carson says the Army has no current plans to expand a 370-square-mile training site in southeastern Colorado. Brig. Gen. James Doty told the Pueblo Chieftain in Thursday's editions that a change in training doctrine and looming budget cuts mean the Army has "no plans...

3 years 11 months ago

Pinon Canyon open house today

Fort Carson soldiers will host an open house today at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in southern Colorado, beginning at 11 am. The open house will follow a simulated convoy attack exercise by soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The open house will include a display...

4 years 6 months ago

Army focused on current land at Pinon Canyon

The Army says it's focusing on its existing land and "mending fences" with its neighbors rather than expanding the hotly contested Pinon Canyon training site in southeast Colorado. Col. Robert McLaughlin, the garrison commander at Fort Carson, said Tuesday that the Army may still need to expand the Pinon...

4 years 8 months ago

Army drops appeal over Pinon Canyon study

The Army is dropping its appeal of a court ruling related to plans to step up training at Pinon Canyon, Fort Carson's down range training site. The Army appealed a Sept. 8 federal court ruling that said it didn't adequately assess the environmental effects of increasing training at the southeast...

4 years 8 months ago

Army appeals judge's ruling on Pinon Canyon

The Army is appealing a federal judge's ruling that rejected its plans to increase operations at a disputed training site in southeastern Colorado. A two-sentence document filed in U.S. District Court Monday said the Army is appealing Judge Richard Matsch's Sept. 8 ruling. Matsch said the Army's environmental review...

4 years 10 months ago

Judge scuttles environmental review of Army plan

A federal judge has thrown out an environmental review of the Army's plan to increase its training at a site in southeast Colorado. U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch (maych) in Denver issued a ruling yesterday overturning a 2007 environmental analysis. The ruling says the Army didn't adequately assess the environmental...

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