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Pinon Canyon Could Soon Be ‘Fort Carson South’

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Fort Carson (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Fort Carson (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – Fort Carson officials say they are considering changing the name of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site to Fort Carson South.

Fort Carson spokeswoman Dee McNutt says the name change would make it clear that Pinon Canyon is closely linked to Fort Carson and its role in training soldiers.

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, opponents believe it’s another attempt to expand the maneuver site.

The Army’s efforts to expand Pinon Canyon since 2006 have stirred up far-reaching opposition across southeastern Colorado from ranchers opposed to the plans.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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