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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks designation would boost economy in southern NM

New Mexico Mercury By Arianna Parsons May 2, 2014 Recently I had the privilege of participating in a convening of business owners from the Taos area to celebrate the first anniversary of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument in northern New Mexico. The consensus among these business owners was clear: just one year inREAD MORE

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Líderes Latinos, Electos, Religiosos y Empresariales Apoyan la Protección de los “Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks”, y Aplauden la Visita de la Secretaria Jewell a Las Cruces.

Para Difusión Inmediata: Viernes, 24 de Enero, 2014 Fotos disponibles Contacto: Sarah Nolan, CAFe, (575) 520-1624 Paul A Martínez, LULAC, (575) 312-6327 Fernando Clemente, (575) 640-7805 Líderes Latinos, Electos, Religiosos y Empresariales Apoyan la Protección de los “Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks”, y Aplauden la Visita de la Secretaria Jewell a Las Cruces. La Comunidad Apoya AcciónREAD MORE

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Enhancing border security and protecting a national monument

The Hill By U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Steven M. Anderson (Retired) April 9, 2014 A few years ago, I participated in the VFW’s Bataan Memorial Death March – an annual marathon every March through the challenging,high-desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range. I was stirred by the camaraderie with fellow soldiers, and the breathtaking landscapeREAD MORE

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Editorial: Monument plan must serve needs of all users

Las Cruces Sun-News Editorial 04/06/2014 The visit by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in January to tour the proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument suggests the Obama administration is looking seriously about using its powers under the Antiquities Act to declare the monument. We believe action may happen this year, and want to ensure any actionREAD MORE

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Community rallies behind broad Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument proposal

Diverse community members want to protect historical and cultural treasuresPress-Release_3.19.2014

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Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Listening Session Video

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Pide Obama erigir en ‘monumento nacional’ las Montañas Organ, del Condado Doña Ana

The Washington Post 2014-02-03 Washington— El Gobierno de Barack Obama se está preparando para designar regiones de Nuevo México y California como zonas vedadas a la urbanización por medio de su autoridad ejecutiva, de acuerdo con personas familiarizadas con el asunto, decisión que apunta hacia una política más audaz en cuanto a las tierras públicasREAD MORE

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Obama poised to protect public lands in New Mexico, California

The Washington Post By Juliet Eilperin and Lenny Bernstein February 2, 2014 The Obama administration is preparing to designate areas in New Mexico and California off-limits to development under its executive authority, according to individuals familiar with the matter, a move that signals a bolder public-lands policy in the president’s second term. The individuals, whoREAD MORE

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SECRETARY JEWELL TOURS PROPOSED NATIONAL MONUMENT AREA – News Summary

SECRETARY JEWELL TOURS PROPOSED NATIONAL MONUMENT AREA. The AP (1/26) reports that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday “toured Broad Canyon outside of Las Cruces before headlining a public meeting centered on federal legislation for protecting the Organ Mountains and other scenic areas in Dona Ana County.” Jewell said “the area has a rich history as well as many opportunitiesREAD MORE

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Fort Sill Apache Supports Establishment of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

Native News Online 25 Jan 2014 AKELA, NEW MEXICO — On Friday, January 24, 2014, the Fort Sill Apache (FSA) tribe, issued a resolution of support for the establishment of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks national monument located in FSA’s aboriginal homeland. In accord with Senators Tom Udall, D-New Mexico, and Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, theREAD MORE

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