Indoor archery range in planning stages

A local archery club is seeking approval from Adams County officials to expand into a new archery range north of Hastings.

The Cottonwood Archery Club cleared one hurdle Monday as members of the Adams County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a recreational use building and warehouse in the West North Fork 5th Subdivision on 94th Street just west of U.S. Highway 281. The zoning board's recommendation includes a provisional ban of firearm use at the proposed site.

The conditional use permit will now be sent to the Adams County Board of Supervisors for its consideration, possibly at the July 15 meeting. The proposal also includes a small warehouse.

Jeff Anderson, who was listed as the applicant on the permit, was not available to attend Monday's meeting, so Martin Hug, the club's president, testified before the board on Anderson's behalf.

"This is a building that is designed primarily for archery-related shooting. There won't be any firearms," Hug said.

However, promoters of the archery range hope to have BB gun shoots inside the building at some time, if allowed.

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