During the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, the Portales City Council
adopted a resolution of support for the establishment of a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation
(LATN) area in New Mexico and Colorado. The United States Air Force is proposing a LATN
area of 94,000 square miles in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado to provide training
for Air Force Special Operation Forces located at Cannon Air Force Base in Curry County, New
Mexico. The frequency of the flights over any particular area would be insignificant. The United
States Air Force is requesting input from the public and interested government and
nongovernmental entities regarding its intent to prepare an Environmental Assessment to evaluate
the potential environmental consequences of establishing a LATN area in New Mexico and
southern Colorado. The LATN will not restrict the future development of wind energy within
Portales, Roosevelt County, Curry County and the surrounding area. The City of Portales
supports the operations of the United States Air Force and Cannon Air Force Base.
For more information, please contact the City of Portales at 575-356-6662 ext. 1024.