Army reservists at work constructing new shooting range on Pawnee National Grassland

GROVER, Colo. - U.S. Army reservists constructed dirt berms Wednesday for a new shooting range being built in the Pawnee National Grassland.

The construction near the intersection of CR 96 and CR 63, near Grover, is being funded through two grants. The National Rifle Association provided $25,000 and the Parks and Wildlife provided $97,000.

The project will build a parking lot, dirt berms, 30 shooting lanes, 26 shooting benches, and an information kiosk. It may also include shade covers.

During the construction, the area is closed to public use. Shooting within the area is also forbidden until the range opens.

A grand opening is being planned for fall 2013.