In what sounds like a small victory to the opponents of the Army's desire to expand its training area in southeast Colorado, the Army has dropped its appeal to a court case over its environmental assessment process.
The news hasn't made it onto the opponents' Web site yet.
I have written before on my mixed responses to the creation of the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Area.
I tend to be on the landowners' side here, but I note ironically how the imagery of their Web site evokes SE Colorado of a century ago, more 1909 than 2009.
Meanwhile, Trinidad, Colo., blogger Doug Holdread rounds up all the conspiracy theories.