Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Pinon Canyon: Army Slates Public Comment on Ramp-Up at Not-So-Public Time and Place

    After years of battling the Pentagon's plans to expand the 367-square-mile Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, ranchers and other residents of southeastern Colorado thought they'd finally achieved peace with honor last fall, when a top Army official formally announced that the military was abandoning any la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Will the Army send drones over Pinon Canyon...and beyond?

    Look out below! For almost a decade, Doug Holread and the Pinon Canyon Expansion Opposition Coalition have been alert for any furtherArmy incursions into Pinon Canyon, a stunning swathe of rangeland in southeast Colorado. Last year, a senior Army official assured ranchers that the Pentagon has no pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Army abandons Pinon Canyon expansion plans

    A long-festering conflict between southeast Colorado ranchers and the Pentagon slipped into a wary truce Monday, when a senior Army official announced a strategic retreat from plans to expand the 367-square-mile Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. The move, coming after months of unofficial hints and assura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Pinon Canyon expansion battle: Will troop reductions help or hurt?

    As the Pentagon contemplates different ways to achieve reductions in force in the ramp-down from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, business leaders in Colorado Springs are pushing for a plan that would actually bring more troops to Fort Carson -- while ranchers battling expansion of a maneuver site in s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Pinon Canyon "Working Together" event teaches grassroots lesson in military-expansion battle

    ​In the long struggle by southern Colorado residents opposing expansion of the Army's Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, one of the most striking aspects of the story has been the broad range of support for that effort, which has united local ranchers, environmentalists, preservationists, business in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Pinon Canyon: Scott Tipton gets ban on military expansion restored

    Scott Tipton.​Under pressure from ranchers to take as strong a stand against Army expansion in southern Colorado as his Democrat predecessor, freshman Republican congressman Scott Tipton managed to get a funding ban reinstated in a bill yesterday, earning him kudos from some of his sharpest cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Scott Tipton under pressure: Can he restore Pinon Canyon funding ban?

    Scott Tipton​Ranchers in southeast Colorado battling the Army's grand expansion schemes for the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site watched in dismay this week as a congressional subcommittee removed from its budget bill a provision that has kept the military from acquiring additional land for the 367 ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2011

    The War Next Door

    Rich in history and imperiled species, Pinon Canyon isn't like any other place on earth. Locals fear that the Army wants to tear the hell out of it.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Leaked documents show Army's bold plan to acquire 10,000 square miles of Colorado

    ​Artillery ranges and tank maneuvers on fragile grasslands. Depopulated farm towns, suitable for urban warfare exercises for thousands of troops. A military installation the size of Massachusetts, sprawling across southern Colorado from Trinidad to the Kansas border. If you're going to plan, p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: No Kumbaya moment at Pinon Canyon

    ​Last month's Kumbaya moment, which featured most of Colorado's top GOPs uniting behind gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis and the Republican Party's Platform for Prosperity, did not resound in southeastern Colorado. They're singing a different song near Pinon Canyon, a stunning swathe of ... More >>