Proposal seeks to strike compromise between homeowners, shooting enthusiasts…The committee voted unanimously to approve recommendations that included closing the shooting range at 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.Currently the facility is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. The Dept. of Wildlife curtailed the hours in May 2008 in response to complaints. The facility used to be open from sunrise to sunset.
ASPEN BASALT REAL ESTATE — A citizens’ committee in Basalt recommended Tuesday that the hours of a popular shooting range outside of town be curtailed on weekends to reduce the noise for homeowners trying to relax.Members of the committee stressed repeatedly in a public meeting Tuesday that they aren’t trying to close the shooting range, which has been owned and operated for decades by the Colorado Division of Wildlife.“The whole thrust [of the committee meetings] has been, ‘We’re not moving the range — how do we make it a better range,’” said Bill Kane, Basalt town manager and member of the shooting range committee.
By Scott Condon, April 28, 2010 Aspen Times