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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 06:54 AM
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Colorado getting 3 National Guard centers
Colorado getting 3 National Guard centers
The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Nov 3, 2009 18:07:47 EST

DENVER Colorado plans to build National Guard readiness centers and armories in Grand Junction, Alamosa and Windsor.

Gov. Bill Ritter said Tuesday he will seek $6.4 million in state funds for the projects. The federal government would provide more than $11 million.

National Guard Capt. Elena OBryan says 75 percent of the final construction cost will be borne by the federal government and 25 percent by the state.

Some of the states share would come from the Colorado Veterans Trust Fund. Officials say state law would have to be changed to use that money.

The new centers, combined with existing ones around the state, would be used by a new 800-soldier National Guard infantry battalion.

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unhappycamper comment: You guys would be better off spending that money rebuilding bridges, roads and infrastructure.
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