CPW To Meet With Basalt Residents About Gun Range

Aug 20, 2018

Credit Mike McMillan / Lake Christine Fire PIO

On Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will hear from the community about their concerns regarding the shooting range where the Lake Christine fire began.

The state agency owns the range, which has been the subject of fierce debate since two people started the Lake Christine Fire by shooting tracer bullets on July 3. The fire burned more than 12,000 acres north of Basalt and El Jebel and destroyed three homes.

According to CPW, Tuesday's meeting is a chance for the public to learn about the range and more about how the fire started. There will also be a chance for public input.

There will be another meeting next Monday, with more opportunities for public input. A vocal contingent of Basalt residents want the range closed or relocated.

Tuesday's meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Basalt High School.