Boulder County, CO – Citizens For Quiet Skies announced today that a lawsuit is imminent regarding their efforts to address the community noise impact from Mile-Hi Skydiving jump planes. For more than two years Quiet Skies has made efforts to work toward a cooperative solution with the skydiving operator and the city of Longmont. These efforts have failed. As a result, Quiet Skies has retained the law offices of Randall Weiner, a Boulder environmental law firm, to seek a remedy via the courts.
Thousands of north Boulder County residents who live under the Mile-Hi Skydiving “flight box” are affected by the noise. The flight box extends from the Longmont airport northwest to Lyons and south to Gunbarrel, including Niwot, Hygiene. On weekends, Mile-Hi Skydiving operates multiple aircraft concurrently, for more than 12 hours per day. In particular, the white and purple DeHavilland Twin Otter creates the most objectionable noise, which is described as a low-frequency reverberating drone.
The city of Longmont, as the airport proprietor has the authority to regulate operations to address community noise concerns. However, the city has continually refused to adopt reasonable regulations that would offer some measure of relief to the community.
Further details will be provided at a brief public announcement:
WHAT: Announcement of lawsuit
WHEN: Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30 pm
WHERE: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave. Meeting room A, Longmont, main level
To find out more about Citizens For Quiet Skies: