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PUBLIC LANDS: Monument designation for N.M.’s Organ Mountains would boost local economy — report

An E&E Publishing Service Tuesday, August 20, 2013 April Reese, E&E reporter SANTA FE, N.M. — Protecting a mountainous, historically significant area of southern New Mexico as a national monument would benefit the local economy, according to a study released today by a consulting group. The analysis, commissioned by the Las Cruces Green Chamber ofREAD MORE

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LULAC Resolution calls for Protection of NM’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution at its 84th annual national convention this past weekend thanking President Barack Obama for designating two new national monuments that preserve the legacy of Hispanics and Latinos in the United States. The resolution passed unanimously, with over 1,600 assembly delegates voting. InREAD MORE

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WWII bombardier revisits NM bomb targets

The Deming Headlight 06/06/2013 LAS CRUCES, N.M. >> William Greenberg, a former World War II bombardier navigator returned to Doña Ana County the week of the anniversary of D-Day to visit a land he last saw seventy years ago. In 1943 & 1944 Greenberg was stationed at the Deming Air Base, where he trained onREAD MORE

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WWII veteran visits bombing targets west of Las Cruces for first time in 70 years

By Steve Ramirez/sramirez@lcsun-news.com 06/05/2013 LAS CRUCES — Bombing targets in the southern New Mexico desert, near the Las Cruces International Airport, were still much the same Wednesday as 89-year-old Bill Greenberg remembered. Aboard a small single-engine plane that only sat three people, Greenberg, a World War II bombardier navigator, got to relive the six monthsREAD MORE

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Hispano/Latino Groups pass resolution thanking Obama for Recent National Monuments and Support Protection of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

New Mexico League of United Latin American Citizens Hispano Round Table of New Mexico / Mesa Redonda Hispana de Nuevo México For Immediate Release May 23, 2013 Contact: Ralph Arellanes: 505-688-2973 Chris Cervini: 505-980-6110 Groups Call for More Monuments Recognizing Latino Cultural Heritage; Cite Organ Mountains Desert Peaks as a Ripe Opportunity ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –READ MORE

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Their View: Why Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks is so special

By Lucas Herndon / For the Las Cruces Sun-News 05/21/2013 I am constantly amazed by the diversity of our amazing country and how far we have come in our relatively short history. I love learning about the stories and the places that our history has unfolded and I love visiting those places which we haveREAD MORE

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Obama OKs Río Grande Del Norte Monument, are the Organs next?

By Steve Ramirez / Las Cruces Sun-News Posted: 03/25/2013 LAS CRUCES — There could be a link between the Oval Office and the Organ Mountains, or so organizers of a proposed national monument in Doña Ana County hope. Monday, President Obama, through his ability to use the Antiquities Act, designated the Río Grande Del NorteREAD MORE

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News story: Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Impact

View this Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks story that aired on El Paso station KDBC last week.

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Earth Matters Radio Show

Earth Matters co-producer, Dr Kim McCreery, NM Wild Regional Director/Staff Scientist, talks with Las Cruces City Council member Gill Sorg and Lucas Herndon, Executive Director of Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks. They will be discussing the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument Proposal, the scope and purpose the purpose of the monument, the economicREAD MORE

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Radio ad promoting Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Listen to this radio Ad, which urges President Obama to help safeguard the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and Rio Grande del Norte. “Our Native American heritage should be protected for our children and grandchildren. That’s why the All Indian Pueblo Council and others celebrated President Obama’s protection of Chimney Rock National Monument in Colorado. We shouldREAD MORE

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