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Santa Fe County Commissioner – Camilla Bustamante discusses the importance of protecting the Caja and urges all New Mexicans, “don’t let up.”

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Public Lands Day reminds us to be better stewards of the land by Rev. Andrew Black and Joseph “Brophy” Toledo September 23, 2022 This column originally appeared in the Taos News, September 21, 2022. This Saturday (Sept. 24) is National Public Lands Day. It was established nearly three decades ago to honor and celebrate the

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Protecting a national treasure that embodies the American Southwest August 31, 2022 There’s a reason New Mexico is known as the Land of Enchantment: it is filled with abundant wildlife, vast mountain ranges, alpine forests, sweeping desert landscapes and stunning sunsets. This enchanted landscape is also steeped with historical and cultural significance linked to Indigenous,

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Caja del Rio protection worth acting on June 12, 2022 A movement to protect the Caja del Rio is gaining steam — and that’s an encouraging sign for everyone who loves this area, so critical to New Mexico’s past and so much a part of its present. As the vandalism of the centuries-old La Cieneguilla

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County is acting wisely to protect the Caja May28, 2022 By Esperanza Chairez Uriarte Public lands such as the Caja del Rio must be protected, not only as a means to safeguard our state’s rich history, but also to forge a more equitable public lands future. Nuestra Tierra Conservation Project extends a sincere thank-you to

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Powering up LANL: The project needs explaining Jan 1, 2022 Keeping Los Alamos National Laboratory supplied with adequate power to fuel its many operations — including increased production of plutonium pits that trigger nuclear weapons — is a matter of national security. That doesn’t mean a proposal to build a high-voltage power line to ensure

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At petroglyphs, a reflection of great journeys Feb 9, 2022 Since time immemorial, the Caja del Río has been a place of great journeys. What originally started as wild game migration trails became Pueblo footpaths. Thousands of years later, one of these paths became the famed El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Spanish trade

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Attack on petroglyphs part of a troubling trend Jan 29, 2022 The desecration of the La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site is disheartening on many levels. That vandals would deface images placed on stone centuries ago — the drawings likely date to the 13th or 14th centuries — indicates a lack of caring for our shared history

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