Judge clears reopening of Farragut shooting range

Judge clears reopening of Farragut shooting range

Judge clears reopening of Farragut shooting range

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

KREM.com

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 2 at 3:05 PM

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- A judge has cleared the way for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to reopen a north Idaho shooting range that was the target of years of litigation.
 
On Wednesday, 1st District Judge John Mitchell lifted an injunction that had kept the shooting range at Farragut State Park closed since 2007. The park will reopen Saturday.
 
The World War II-era range was shut down when Mitchell agreed with Citizens Against Range Expansion, which complained bullets were striking homes. He also ordered the agency to improve safety and take steps to reduce noise.
 
Mitchell later ruled to keep the range closed after improvements were made and struck down a 2008 law dealing with noise limits.
 
Last fall, the Idaho Supreme Court overturned Mitchell's decision.

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