|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||9 Jan 2006 16:02:31 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Castner Range (TX)|
After 40 Years, Castner's Fate Is at Hand by Sito Negron El Paso Newspaper Tree (TX) January 9, 2006 If you drive to Northeast El Paso along the Patriot Freeway, or take Trans Mountain from the West Side, you will see Castner Range. You may not realize the significance of what you are seeing, unless someone points it out, but you likely will feel the visual impact of such a large open space inside the city. The range is a former Fort Bliss training ground, littered with unexploded ordnance, that the military stopped using in 1966. It is the undeveloped stretch of land you'll see on the other side of the Patriot Freeway from Cohen Stadium, an open swath from the flat desert to the foothills to the high mountain slopes, hemmed in by the strip malls and subdivisions of Northeast El Paso. In spring, golden poppies bloom there, a scene that has become iconic. Visitors flock to the Wilderness Park Museum, off Trans Mountain, to walk among the flowers; further up Trans Mountain, El Pasoans pull off the road and hike up a ravine to Cottonwood Springs, to sit amongst trees. ... For the entire article, see http://www.newspapertree.com/view_article.sstg?c=9bcb57d56124498a&mc=793363036aa448eb -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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