N. Idaho commission approves outdoor firing range
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- The Latah County Zoning Commission in northern Idaho has approved a conditional-use permit for an ammunition maker to build an outdoor firing range after determining the county can't impose stricter noise limits than Idaho code.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that the commission approved the project by PNW Arms on Wednesday despite concerns of neighbors.
An attorney told the commission that Idaho code specifies firing ranges can have noise at 64 decibels, and that the code prevents local governments from creating more stringent standards.
The company says it wants to build the outdoor range and use it for law enforcement training and demonstrations for military customers testing the company's ammunition.
Information from: Lewiston Tribune, http://www.lmtribune.com