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Basalt citizen committee to study shooting range issues

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen CO Colorado

BASALT – The Basalt Town Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to appoint a citizens’ advisory committee to study issues surrounding the shooting range on state land just outside the town limits.

The committee will consist of six citizens and a member of the Town Council. The council, which will appoint the committee members, is looking for a balance between shooting advocates and people concerned with the noise. Basalt residents are preferred for the group.

The Basalt Shooting Range Advisory Committee will look at noise and environmental issues over the next six months then report back to the council. The shooting range is on the Basalt State Wildlife Area, which is owned and managed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. In theory, the town government will forward the work of the citizens’ committee to the wildlife division.

Basalt residents interested in serving on the committee can call Basalt senior planner Brian McNellis at 927-4701.