Nice gesture on the part of the Idaho National Guard to local cops to offer use of a shooting range. Besides, after the National Guard shooting team dude (who was also a BPD member) set fire to the foothills with an M-16 popping tracers, they probably OWE it to the citizens of Boise.
They are offering use of a mock village and shooting range south of Gowen Field to local cops for training purposes. Boise’s top cop Mike Masterson is going to “run the numbers” to see if the 45 minute drive is worth the savings in construction costs at a city-owned “poop farm” also south of Boise.
We figure if they use a bus or two instead of each of the 260 cops taking a car it will probably pencil out. Because of the foothills fire and citizen complaints about a site near the landfill, Sheriff Gary Raney has been looking for a joint facility away from town–a location that seems to get more difficult to find each year.
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