Denver Direct: Pinon Canyon Preservation

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pinon Canyon Preservation

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Dinosaur track

Rebecca Goodwin of the Otero County Historic Preservation Board reminds the House Committee considering House Bill 09-1317, to prevent sale of State Lands to the Department of Denfense, that the Pinon Canyon Site contains thousands of historic sites.

Oh, and by the way, the vote was taken and the bill passed easily, and now, it’s on to the House.

Update: (from Rep. Sal Pace’s newsletter)
“The Pinon Canyon Land and school protection act of 2009 survived its first hurdle last week when the House Agriculture Committee voted 11-2 to send the bill onto the full House of Representatives. The bill would protect private property rights by prohibiting the state land board from selling or leasing state lands for the expansion of Pinon Canyon. The bill should be heard on second reading on Tuesday, April 7th sometime between 10 AM and noon. You can watch the proceedings on Tuesday on Comcast Cable Channel 165 or on-line at”

Background on Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site Expansion:

Part 1

Part 2