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Open Houses scheduled to discuss possible locations for designated recreational sport shooting areas in Boulder County

Boulder County – Two open houses will be held in July to discuss possible designated shooting areas in Boulder County. This is a key element of the strategy of the Northern Front Range Recreational Sports Shooting Management Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership was formed to work across jurisdictional boundaries to provide safe, responsible and accessible recreational sport shooting opportunities while addressing conflicts near residential areas and with other recreation users.

What: Nederland Open House
When: Monday, July 20, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Nederland Community Center, 243 W. 4th Street, Nederland

What: Boulder Open House
When: Tuesday, July 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 1750 33rd St. Boulder

What: Allenspark Open House
When: Thursday, Aug 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Peaceful Valley Resort, 475 Peaceful Valley Road, Lyons

The meetings will be open house-style with multiple stations set up for interested citizens to obtain information and provide comments. There will be no scheduled presentation, residents are welcome to come and go as they please.

A table with information about the preliminary criteria that was used to select the areas will be set up for attendees to view. There will also be a station which displays maps of possible designated shooting areas currently under consideration. For this first round of possibilities, the areas include:

Ruby Gulch
West Magnolia
Allenspark Dump (analysis and public involvement has been completed and is pending a decision)
Bunce School Road
Beaver Reservoir Road

In addition, the Boulder County Land Use Department will have a station to explain the process for amending the Land Use Code to include considerations of the appropriate size of a site, setbacks from neighboring properties, and health and safety protections.

Staff members will be on hand to discuss the possible areas and comment cards will be available for residents to complete.

More information about the Partnership and criteria for identifying possible designated shooting areas can be found online at www.SportShootingPartners.org.

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