Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Salazar gives historic designation to 2 sites in NM
Two sites in New Mexico are being designated as national historic landmarks. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's designation of 27 sites nationwide includes the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad's San Juan Extension in New Mexico's Rio Arriba County and Colorado's Conejos and Archuleta counties. The narrow-gauge line is now owned by the two states and operated as the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. New Mexico's other new landmark is the San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site. The Interior Department says the site is associated with the spread of Spanish control into the present-day American Southwest and is an early representation of the intersection of European and native cultures. The department says landmark designations mean each site gets a designation letter, a plaque, and technical preservation advice. AP