Governor Hickenlooper Visits Potential Shooting Complex
KREX News Room
CAMEO, Colo. - During Governor John Hickenlooper's trip to the Western Slope, he visited the site for a proposed shooting complex to show his support for the project.
The governor said he believes the shooting complex would be a great addition to the Grand Valley and it would not only help bring in local dollars but also visitors from across the state.
"Each of these things seem like a small thing in isolation, but they add up. The shooting range is something that is right near the priority list. When we talk about water, we talk about issues that effect the West Slope, the shooting range comes up again and again and again," said Gov. Hickenlooper.
"It's good to have the governor out here so that we have his support for this project and I think it's going to help us let Xcel Energy, Snowcap Coal Company and the whole community know that this is something that the state is serious about trying to bring to Grand Junction and to the Grand Valley," said Frank McGee with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Staff with Colorado Parks and Wildlife have wrapped up collecting letters of support for the complex which they will present to Xcel.
The site of the proposed complex sits where the old Cameo power plant stand.