Members and Friends,

Newland has responded to our property use proposal and they have unfortunately decided against allowing us to continue launching at the old Rainbow Valley launch site. My and Brad’s optimism about returning to the Rainbow Valley launch site was based on a strong and genuine relationship that we developed with Pete Teiche, the Senior Project Manager, representing the larger Newland company. Pete supported our request and got the buy-in from the local rancher. He submitted our complete package to the Senior Vice President and Division Manager of Newland Communities, William Nelson reminding Mr. Nelson of the limited options we have for our activity. Mr. Nelson understood our situation, but Risk Management would not even allow low power Model Rocketry on their land.

We have some other options and avenues to explore and will keep the club posted on any progress.

Tim Bongard