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Report: New Mexico national park tourism increased in 2013

Las Cruces Sun-News report 07/18/2014 LAS CRUCES >> Visitors to New Mexico’s national parks and monuments in 2013 spent about $83.2 million dollars and supported 1,136 jobs, according to a new National Park Service report. Sue Masica, director of the NPS’s Intermountain Region, said in….

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A Monumental Symphony and 3 Sour Notes Crying Wolf

Javier Sierra, The Huffington Post 07/18/2014 When President Obama signed the proclamation to designate the Organ Mountains/Desert Peaks National Monument in May, it was the last stitch of a tapestry to weave together several natural sites of extraordinary beauty and cultural significance. The monument, located….

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Wilderness Weekly – July 10, 2014

Please excuse the layout problems–we are having technical difficulties. 2013 monsoon rains from the Sandias. Photo: Lawrence Blank. Forests Reopen   The Forest Service has rescinded its closure orders on the Mountainair, Magdalena and Sandia Ranger Districts, reopening trails in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, Lincoln and….

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Upcoming Events – July/August 2014

Public Meetings July 8 & 9 Carlsbad & Artesia The Carlsbad Bureau of Land Management office is holding public meetings on their Lands With Wilderness Characteristics inventory. Please attend if you can!  BLM staff members will be available during the workshops to answer questions. If….

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Wilderness Weekly – July 1, 2014

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Forest Closures in Albuquerque area (map) Starting Monday, fire closures were put in place for the Sandia and Mountainair ranger districts of the Cibola National Forest. “The districts have been closely monitoring conditions, and based on their assessments and the National Weather Service predictions….

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