WPR News
10:03 am
Mon May 31, 2004

Colorado City Buys Ranch on Wyoming Border

Lararmie, Wy – As open space in Colorado disappears the city of Fort Collins is working with other groups to preserve a swath of land from the mountains to the plains just south of the Wyoming border. Recently the city bought part of a ranch that sits right on the border. Natural areas director, Mark Sears, says they want to try and keep some land like it was before Europeans arrived. He notes that Wyoming has lots of land like that but because of a booming population in Larimer County, Colorado the city of Fort Collins wants to preserve at least some land.
Sears says they can afford to buy it because of a sales tax they are collecting.
He says they plan to open the area for hiking, biking and horse back riding.