Larimer County has been awarded a $1.5 million State of Colorado grant to help pay for the Killpecker Communications Tower to be located near Red Feather Lakes, Colorado on Killpecker Mountain. The tower will support emergency communications throughout the area, including the Poudre Canyon.
The grant comes from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
The new radio tower will enhance communications for fires, medical calls, floods and other emergencies involving residents and visitors.
The radio tower project will cost $4 million -- $3 million to install an electrical line to the new tower and the rest to cover equipment, a foundation, an access road, a shelter building and tree clearing.
Larimer County has allocated just over $2.5 million to the project. Earlier this month the Board of Larimer County Commissioners approved up to $1.8 million for the facility after the County's 2015 budgeted appropriation of $752,000 and any matching grant funds received from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) or other sources have been expended. The project is expected to be operational in 2016.
The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today approved up to $1.8 million to cover the cost of constructing and equipping a radio communication facility at the Killpecker site after the County's 2015 budgeted appropriation of $752,000 and any matching grant funds received from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) or other sources have been expended. Larimer County will be presenting a proposal to DOLA for a project grant.
US Forest Service - The Final Record of Decision (ROD) for the Middle Bald Area Communication Site is now available online at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/middlebald. The selected alternative is Killpecker location.
The Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Middle Bald Area Communication Site and Draft Record of Decision is now available online at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/middlebald, which begins the objection period. The project is aimed at improving communication in northwestern portions of Larimer County.