Air Force Redraws Maps For Colo. Training Flights

By: AP
By: AP
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Congressman Scott Tipton says the Air Force has redrawn its maps for proposed low-altitude training flights over Colorado.

Tipton told the Pueblo Chieftain that the Air Force provided copies of the maps to his office on Wednesday. He said the maps confirm what the military told him earlier this summer -- that the flights would occur over western Colorado, not the Eastern Plains.

The maps are scheduled to be released next week. The Air Force also plans to hold 16 public meetings about the training flights.

The Air Force originally planned to also conduct the flights in eastern Colorado. That set off opposition among Colorado ranchers who feared it might add momentum to the proposed expansion of the Army's Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado.

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