The El Paso County Planning Commission has give its approval to a project that will see the construction, on a 40-acre site, of a new shooting range just outside the town of Ramah, Colorado.
The new shooting complex will be built by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department.
The project is set to go up at the Ramah Reservoir State Wildlife Area and will see the building of 10-foot high baffles and beams designed to protect nearby residents from stray bullets, while also lessening the noise from the range.
As planned, the project, which has been the subject of several public input meetings, will also include the construction of shade shelters and firing benches. The site would also include two pistol galleries and five individual rifle ranges.
Those galleries and ranges will be of varying lengths.
Work could begin on what is estimated to be a $500,000 project later this year.
Although the project sparked the opposition of neighbors who said they were concerned about increased traffic and the possibility of being hit by bullets fired on the range, it also won the support of the Colorado Springs Gazette.
By Garry Boulard
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