Denver Direct: Pinon Canyon Update

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pinon Canyon Update

(Ed. note: When I spoke with the gentleman whose job it was to maintain the restricted sites within the PCMS last summer, he told me that many of the archeological sites were “disappearing”.)


Last week the Army proposed a ‘Covenant’ to Las Animas County Commissioners as ‘good faith effort’ to work with local communities. Then turned down the offer of even broader worded resolutions supporting our troops in place of a covenant. (Thank our Las Animas County Commissioners for NOT signing that covenant document.)

The Army planned to take those signed Covenants back to the Pentagon and show how much support there is for expansion. NOT.

And NOW this week they are pushing the use of PCMS with a new Environmental Assessment process to try to justify the expansion AND do so in spite of a Federal court order and against the will of the people.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Tell you friends and neighbors – The Army will hold two public meetings for comment: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 16 at the Otero Junior College student center in La Junta; and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Trinidad State Junior College’s Sullivan Center in Trinidad.