Iranistan Shooting Range Closes


July 18th, 2012 by admin

The Cass County Board of Supervisors had their regularly scheduled meeting this morning in Atlantic.

The supervisors head from Cass County Conservation Director Micah Lee.  In his quarterly report, Lee says the Iranistan shooting range near Lewis has now closed.

He says they had some concerns from people in the area that their property was being damaged from the shooting area.  So he says the board voted to close the area to shooting until they can figure out how to make the area safer.  Lee says the may consider a new place in the area to put the shooting range.

Towards the end of the meeting, the supervisors head from Cass County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Kennon, who spoke about burn bans going into effect around the area and when or if Cass County might institute a burn ban.

He says its not as easy as just saying, “we want a burn ban” as there are other considerations.  He says primarily fire departments from the southern portions of Cass County are concerned about the fire risk.  There will be a fire association meeting being held tomorrow night where Kennon says a possible burn ban will likely be discussed.

Burn bans are already in effect in Montgomery, Mills, Audubon, Pottawattamie, and Page Counties.