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Pinon Canyon

UPDATE: 5 Wildfires Raging In SE Colorado, 60,000 Acres Burned

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.09.2011 | Denver

Wildfire season has arrived. There are at least five separate wildfires burning in southeast Colorado that have consumed more than 54,000 acres altoge...

Military Expansion In Pinon Canon Loses Funding (For Now)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.25.2011 | Denver

Mention the proposed Pinon Canyon military expansion to nearly anyone in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or Trinidad, and you're bound to hear a variety of ...

Leaked Docs Show Army's Bold Plan To Acquire 10,000 Square Miles In SE Colo.

Westword | Alan Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Artillery ranges and tank maneuvers on fragile grasslands. Depopulated farm towns, suitable for urban warfare exercises for thousands of troops. A mil...

Is Hickenlooper a Reliable Ally?

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

The true test of "maximum support" for Fort Carson comes when controversy erupts and harder steps have to be taken to keep the base a viable place to train soldiers.

Tipton: Pinon Canyon Site May Expand Despite Army's Words

The Pueblo Chieftain | PATRICK MALONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton told Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday that the U.S. Army will not expand its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in the immedia...

Army: 'No Plans, No Money' To Expand Pinon Canyon Site

The Pueblo Chieftain | PETER ROPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ranchers who have fought the Army's controversial plan to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site are getting help from unexpected directions -- the fed...

Anti-Military Militancy Has Gotten Out of Hand

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Rampant NIMBYism is reaching new heights, literally, as residents of rural Colorado rise up in opposition to a proposed modest increase in the number of low-level military training flights.

Pinon Canyon Protesters Put Goal Posts on Wheels

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Folks who thought the Pinon Canyon controversy was all about expansion plans need to catch up. The rancher-activists evidently don't just want the Army contained; they want it kicked out.

Colorado Capitol's Dome Named To 'Most Endangered Places' List

Denver Business Journal | Mark Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Preservation Inc. Thursday named the state Capitol's dome in Denver atop its latest annual list of the state's "most endangered places." T...

Fort Carson Commander: Army Focused On Current Land, Not Expanding Into Pinon Canyon

Pueblo Chieftain | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER (AP) - The Army is focused on making the best use of its existing training areas in Colorado and improving relationships with its neighbors rat...

Scott McInnis Could Lose GOP Votes On Pinon Canyon Expansion Stance

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republicans opposed to the military's Pinon Canyon expansion project are disappointed that property rights weren't addressed when party leaders unveil...

Josh Penry, Mike Coffman Butt Heads Over Pinon Canyon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Long a hot-button political issue in Colorado, the proposed Pinon Canyon Army Base expansion seems now to be dividing Republicans heading into the 201...

Pinon Canyon Expansion Funds Blocked From 2010 Federal Budget

The Pueblo Chieftain | Peter Roper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A ban on the Army spending any money to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site next year has been included in the 2010 omnibus federal budget bill that...

Ritter Refuses To Address Pinon Canyon Expansion In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette | TOM ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gov. Bill Ritter touted his administration's support of troops and veterans on a swing through Colorado Springs on Wednesday. But he also dodged quest...

Pinon Canyon Expansion: Are Nature Conservation Groups Helping The Army Secure More Land?

The Pueblo Chieftain | Peter Roper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ranchers opposed to the Army's planned expansion of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site are charging The Nature Conservancy environmental group with being ...