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.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Mexican Canyon Trestle Vista in Southern N.M. Now Open
The Mexican Canyon Trestle Vista is complete and now open for visitors. “Much appreciation goes out to all who contributed, donated and diligently worked with the Lincoln National Forest to see this wonderful project to fruition … we couldn’t have done it without you,” said Peg Crim, Lincoln National Forest partnership coordinator. The Mexican Canyon Trestle, constructed in 1899 to access timber and provide tourism, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an important local symbol of the southern Sacramento Mountains railroad logging history, according to a National Forest Service press release. The Lincoln National Forest built the Trestle Recreation Area in 1993, and the New Mexico Rails-to-Trails Association partnered with the Lincoln National Forest to build a trail system in this area. The mountain communities have and will continue to benefit economically from these projects...more