Possible Pinon Canyon Expansion

A battle between the military and landowners may be on the horizon in Southern Colorado.

The proposed expansion of the Army's Pinon Canyon Manuevering Site in Southeastern Colorado has ranchers and residents in the area concerned.

The Army is looking to possible expand the area from 250,000 acres to around one million to accomodate the influx of soldiers to Fort Carson.

The concern from ranchers is that the Army will condemn that land and force them to move. Senator Wayne Allard has proposed a legislative bill that would prevent the Army from condeming any land in the area.