Press release: USAF announces Colorado public scoping meetings on Low Altitude Tactical Navigation Area Proposal

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The United States Air Force will present information and hear issues and concerns regarding the proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation Forces here during a series of upcoming public scoping meetings hosted by several Colorado cities.

The schedule for the meetings is as follows:

Oct. 18, 11-1 p.m., Montrose County Fairgrounds, 1001 N. 2nd St., Montrose, Co., 81401

Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. 3rd Ave, Durango, Co., 81301

Oct. 19, Alamosa, Co., Time & Venue: TBD (details to follow shortly)

Oct. 19, Pueblo, Co., Time & Venue: TBD (details to follow shortly)

The Air Force is in the very preliminary stages of the Environmental Assessment process. The initial public scoping period runs through Nov. 15, and it is the first of several opportunities for public input on the proposal. This scoping period is being conducted prior to initiating the EA in order to ensure the public has an opportunity to identify issues they feel should be studied as the EA progresses.

Comments can also be mailed to: Cannon AFB Public Affairs Office at 110 E Sextant Ave, Suite 1150, Cannon AFB NM 88103; or sent via email to by Nov 15. For more information, visit the Cannon AFB website at