just a week before balloon fiesta -- and a land dispute is brewing between balloon pilots and sandia pueblo. valerie castro is here to explain a change that pilots are hoping won't happen. valerie? for years balloons have taken off and landed on the sandia pueblo without a hitch but this year the number of places to take off for special events is going down and pilots say it's making things extra difficult. it's a rental agreement that wasn't agreed upon this year -- now launching balloons from sandia pueblo land won't be allowed. "balloon fiesta doesn't have control over the winds and sometimes we take off north of the field and that is all the sandia reservation and they've been fairly cooperative over the years but this year it seems like they don't want us on their property." scott appelman with rainbow ryders says pilots received this email friday night letting them know about the change. "they are allowing us to land there which is great, we do appreciate that but we don't quite understand why we can't take off from there when we have for over the last decade." ironically enough -- the pueblo sponsors events like the hold 'em competition -- where pilots launch from pueblo land like the gravel pit north of roy road. appelman says he's not sure why the pueblo changed it's mind this year but hopes the pueblo will reconsider the decision in time for fiesta. "this has happened for the last ten years, meaning that we've launched from that area, why a week before this years event in this economy when everyone is struggling already, why are we trying to make it more challenging?" we tried calling the pueblo a number of times for comment on the issue but were unable to reac anyone. balloon officials say the pueblo will still allow balloons to land there but crews will have to be escorted off like years past.