The Lake Christine shooting range in Basalt will be closed for nearly a week later this month so soundproofing materials and other upgrades can be installed.
The facility will close April 25 and is expected to reopen May 1.
The total cost of the engineering and materials needed to soundproof and partially enclose the range is expected to be $163,550, according to a Colorado Parks and Wildlife press release. The agency’s shooting range grant program awarded $114,350, and others, including the town of Basalt, contributed the remaining funds.
The work comes in response to citizen concerns about noise generated by gunfire over the past several years. The wildlife division and the town held meetings to gather input and develop a solution that would facilitate the range’s continued operation
“We went to the meetings and heard from citizens,” said area wildlife manager Perry Will in the release. “So we worked with town officials and found solutions to reduce the noise and improve the range, not only for those who use it, but for folks who live near it, too.”