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Poll Shows Majority of Doña Ana County Residents Strongly Support Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument; Oppose Any Rollback or Size Reduction

For Immediate Release PDF: PressReleasePoll_ Shows_Strong_Community_Opposition_to_Monument-Rollback_6-13-17 June 13, 2017 Contact:  Mayor of Las Cruces Ken Miyagishima 575-571-2440 / Mayor of Mesilla Nora Barraza, 575-649-4740 / Carrie Hamblen, Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce 575-323-1575 Poll Shows Majority of Doña Ana County Residents Strongly Support Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument; Oppose Any Rollback or Size ReductionREAD MORE

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Southern New Mexico Stands Up to President Trump’s Attack on Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument

Order could threaten national parks, monuments, and public lands across the country Las Cruces, New Mexico (April 26, 2017) – President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order on Wednesday that could threaten the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The order “directs the Department of the Interior to review prior monument designations and suggest legislativeREAD MORE

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Diverse coalition praises renewed effort to preserve the backcountry in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation reintroduced by Sens. Udall and Heinrich would protect wilderness within the national monument Las Cruces, New Mexico (February 17, 2016) – Sportsmen, Native Americans, business leaders, veterans, civic groups, current and former local elected officials, archaeologists, historians, and conservation organizations applauded Senators Udall and Heinrich for the re-introduction of the “Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks ConservationREAD MORE

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Congressman gathers information, stories on monument

Diana Alba Soular , Las Cruces Sun-News Published 9:08 p.m. MT Jan. 25, 2017 LAS CRUCES — The Democrats’ ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources toured the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument on Wednesday and held a listening session with supporters of the monument. After visiting the monument, U.S. Rep. RaúlREAD MORE

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Backers tout OMDP as success during interior secretary visit

Link to the story Jason Gibbs , Las Cruces Sun-News 5:49 p.m. MST December 9, 2016 LAS CRUCES – Chilly 30-degree temperatures were not enough to dissuade U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell from an early morning trek in the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Jewell, who has served in her position since 2013, was in LasREAD MORE

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Public lands are a driver for economic development

Public lands are a driver for economic development Op-Ed, Las Cruces Sun News Philip San Filippo, Carrie Hamblen and David Crider 10:20 a.m. MST December 11, 2016 http://www.lcsun-news.com/story/opinion/commentary/2016/12/10/public-lands-driver-economic-development/95228100/ As leaders of economic development in southern New Mexico, we know the immense value that national monuments and protected public lands contribute to our economic vitality. InREAD MORE

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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument – Economic Asset

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Big Step Forward for Conservation in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Legislation moves through U.S. Senate Committee during Monuments to Main Street Month Las Cruces, New Mexico (September 22, 2016) – Today a diverse coalition applauded the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act (S. 3049) . A wide variety of stakeholders successfully worked to create theREAD MORE

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Month-long celebrations planned for 100th anniversary of National Park Service

Steve Ramirez, Las Cruces Sun-News 7:40 p.m. MDT September 1, 2016 LAS CRUCES – With three national monuments just a short drive from Las Cruces, a month’s worth of events are scheduled to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Monuments to Main Street, showcasing events and tours in Doña Ana and OteroREAD MORE

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NM Mayors: Wilderness designation needed

Printed in the El Paso Times and Las Cruces Sun News Ken Miyagishima, Nora Barraza, Diana Trujillo and Javier Perea, Guest columnists June 26, 2016 When President Obama designated the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in May 2014, our community celebrated the permanent protection of our stunning Southwestern natural and cultural landscape. Now, nearly twoREAD MORE

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