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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument proposal wins support of El Paso City Council

Las Cruces Sun-News report October 2, 2012 EL PASO — The El Paso City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting the creation of the historic Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The designation would protect a variety of historic sites, including petroglyphs and pictographs, the Butterfield Stagecoach trail, the Apollo space mission training sites, theREAD MORE

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Tours take a peek at national monument: Supporters gather for a day full of outdoor explorations

By Todd G. Dickson, Las Cruces Bulletin September 21, 2012 David Chavez recently put in track lighting at his home and had a bare wall in need of something distinctly New Mexican. The director of the Las Esperanzas neighborhood association found it Saturday, Sept. 15, on the rock walls of the Valles Canyon in theREAD MORE

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As congressional efforts stall, N.M. locals take wilderness protection into their own hands

Jessica Estepa, E&E reporter July 31, 2012 With a 6-0 vote, the consensus among the city councilors of Las Cruces, N.M., was clear: Make the surrounding public lands into a national monument. “You got to see democracy in action today,” Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima said during the mid-July meeting on a resolution that urgesREAD MORE

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Clergy send letter in support of monument

Las Cruces Sun-News report April 27, 2012 LAS CRUCES — More than a dozen members of the clergy representing a broad diversity of faiths and congregations in Southern New Mexico sent a letter to President Obama on Friday urging him to support a national monument for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region. In the letter, clergyREAD MORE

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