Rifle shooting range closed for repairs

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife started making major improvements to the shooting range at the West Rifle Creek State Wildlife Area beginning Monday, and the range has been closed due to the work.
When complete, the improved range will provide Garfield County and nearby hunters and firearm enthusiasts with a safe, high-end public shooting area. Scheduled work will improve access, parking and walking areas and includes the construction of several new rifle and pistol lanes.
To allow for construction equipment and user safety, the range will be closed for approximately five to six weeks. The rest of the wildlife area will remain open to the public during the construction phase.
“The current range is not in the best shape, and these improvements are needed,” said CPW area wildlife manager JT Romatzke. “We are constantly working to provide the public with clean and safe shooting facilities and anyone who has used this range in the past will greatly appreciate the upgrades.”