Contractor Hired To Remove Lead From Police Shooting Range

Apr 7, 2017

When this shooting range, which now belongs to the Boise Police Department, was built in 1960 near the end of Mountain Cove Road, the Foothills weren't as popular for recreation as they are today.
Credit Idaho Statesman

Boise officials have hired a contractor to clean up lead and other debris that's accumulated at a police shooting range in the foothills on the north side of the city.

City spokesman Mike Journee tells the Idaho Statesman in a story on Friday that Metals Treatment Technologies will be paid about $50,000.

Journee says the company will evaluate what is required to do a more thorough cleanup of the area that's been used as a shooting range since 1960.

A plan to expand the range was abandoned after neighbors complained about possible increased noise.

The Boise Police Department is planning to use a new range when it opens south of Boise.

Proposals for the site of the old range include a trailhead or archery range.