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Stories Week of Dec 27, 2010
Below are underlined links to our segments now online. If you want to save the mp3 file for later listening, on Windows, click on the link with the right mouse button, on the Mac, click on the link while holding the control key. Click on images for an enlarged view.
Cultural Energy is 12 Years Old
On Sep 9, 2011 the FCC granted us a construction permit for a NCE FM station, now KCEY 89.5 FM.
Taos County Waste
County Commisson Hearing on proposed Waste Ordinance Nov 16, 2010. On Dec 28, 2010 the Commisson voted to enact the changed waste ordinance still without any rate increase.
Staff Presentation & Commission Questions 1:11:23
Public Comment on Waste & Recycling 1:02:36
Close of Hearing & Vote 43:01
Recorded by Robin Collier, Edited by Robin & Harvey Soloman
Kathy Christison: U.S. Policy on Palestine-Israel
Kathy Christison speaking on U.S. Policy on Palestine-Israel: Is the U.S. Impeding a Peace Agreement? Peace Action New Mexico event in Taos on Nov 16, 2010. Intro by Beryl Schwartz
Intro 1:44
Kathy Christison talk 44:52
Question & Answers 50:26
Recorded & Edited by Robin Collier
Carol Miller Interview 34:20
Robin Collier interviews health advocate & past Congressional Candidate Miller about the state of New Mexico's funding of the expansion of Cannon Air Force base, including purchase of water rights, highway interchanges & schools. All this will help enable the nightly flyovers proposed by Cannon. She relates this to the continued financial support of LANL by our congressional delgation, part of the nationwide militarization of our economy.
A Letter from Jerome Lucero to Gov. Martinez on the Jan 10 9:30 am rate hearing at the PRC in Santa Fe
January 3rd, 2011

Governor Susana Martinez, 400 Old Santa Fe Trail - Room 400, Santa Fe , New Mexico

Dear Governor,

Congratulations on becoming New Mexico's Governor. I know that its going to be a challenge to clean up the corruption in the state but I am making you aware of a place to start this important work.

While you were running for office you came to Taos on two occasions and I was able to speak to you about the corruption in the Electric Coop world. Specifically I talked to you about the corruption at the Public Regulation commission and how they dealt with Electric Coops. I also mentioned that some activists had reduced the Board size in Mora at the Mora-San Miguel Electric coop. I am sure that you have heard about the corruption at the Socorro Electric Coop as well.

Here is an opportunity for your office to monitor this corruption as the Electric Coop In Taos New Mexico has asked the PRC for a rate increase of 13.1 %. 317 protesters from the Taos area have submitted protests asking the PRC to conduct a rate hearing on this matter but Coop CEO Luis Reyes has sent most of us letters that try to invalidate our protests. I am wondering who Mr. Reyes thinks he is that he can invalidate our protests.

In my particular protest he lied about the facts that I submitted to the PRC . A copy of my protest is attached and a copy of Mr. Reyes's denial of my protest is also attached. Here is my request. I am asking you to send a representative from your office to monitor this hearing to insure that it is conducted in a fair manner. The hearing date is January 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the PERA bldg hearing room.

Mr. Reyes the CEO of the Kit Carson Coop maintains that the PRC can only look at things that are associated with the electric business but this coop has engaged in numerous non-traditional ventures that have continually lost money. I have looked up the New Mexico Public utility act which governs the PRC and find that this is not true. You as a former attorney can review and help the members of the Kit Carson Electric coop because someone needs to look out or the interests of the consumer believe me the Trustees at Kit Carson are not doing it. The trustees have given up their fiduciary responsibility of looking out for the members when they gave Luis Reyes a blank check by resolution to the tune of 130 million dollars.

I hope that you follow through with your pledge of trying to clean up New Mexico corruption and I am there to help you with that effort. There are two board members on the Kit Carson Board that will also help, Luisa Mylet and Virgil Martinez.

Jerome Lucero
Retired Electrical Engineer and Coop member of both Mora San Miguel and Kit Carson Electric Coops - Cell phone number 505-217-4092

Stories Week of Dec 20, 2010

Dawn Picuris Dec 25, 2010.

Sunset from the Studio Dec 22, 2010 Photos by Robin Collier
CRMG Meeting Dec 15
Community Radition Monitoring Group meeting of Dec 15 in Española. Harvey Soloman raised the issue of lack of preparedness for a radiation accident. Sheri Kotowski raised communication problems about the AirNet monitoring station at Picuris Pueblo.

Intro 1:54
Radiation Preparedness 36:50
AirNet Station at Picuris 28:53
Ending & Food 5:39
Recorded by Robin Collier, Edited by Harvey Soloman

Yes For Kids Forum
Dec 15 meeting unedited, with most Taos School Board candidates listening to the public's concerns. Look for Candidates Forums on Jan 13, 6:30 at the TCA sponsored by the Taos Community Foundation & on Jan 18, sponsored by the Taos Chamber of Commerce. Questions for the TCF forum may be emailed to info@taoscf.org

Intros & Overview 8:13
Candidate Intros 20:28
Public Concerns 57:58

These are the Taos School Board Candidates that filed, in their order on the ballot. Tomas Trujillo did not file.

District #1: Stephen H. Ward, Jacob D. Caldwell, Jason E. Silva

District #2: Isaiah M. Pacheco, Zachariah A. Cordova, Enrico M. Velasquez, Manuel Lauro Pacheco

District #4: Neomi E. Martinez, A. Eugene Sanchez, David E. Chavez, Frederick A. Peraltao

Peaceful Skies Coalition
Selections from the Dec 11 meeting where Carol Miller covers the funding by the State of New Mexico, in 2006, of the expansion of Cannon Air Force base, including funding the purchase of water rights, which means loss of education and other needed social services funding.

Carol Miller part 1 10:46
Carol Miller part 2 5:14

Carol has also recently found that overfights are expanding nationwide, including in North Dakota, and in Maine by the Massachusetts & Vermont National Guard.

Recorded by Robin Collier, Edited by Harvey Soloman

Rasio Rio: 2010 Amigos Bravos Victories
Rachel Conn & Brian Shields review a full year of substantial accomplishments by Amigos Bravos and their communitiy partners. Hosted by Gaia Mika Dec 10


Rachel Conn & Brian Shields

Chris Hedges Column on his Arrest at the White House Dec 16, 2010
From his weekly TruthDig.com column. Chris Hedges was a war correspondent for the NY Times many years. Read a full account the Veterans for Peace civil disobedience on Truthout
"What can I tell you about war?

War perverts and destroys you. It pushes you closer and closer to your own annihilation — spiritual, emotional and, finally, physical. It destroys the continuity of life, tearing apart all systems, economic, social, environmental and political, that sustain us as human beings. War is necrophilia. The essence of war is death. War is a state of almost pure sin with its goals of hatred and destruction. It is organized sadism. War fosters alienation and leads inevitably to nihilism. It is a turning away from the sanctity of life.

And yet the mythic narratives about war perpetuate the allure of power and violence. They perpetuate the seductiveness of the godlike force that comes with the license to kill with impunity. All images and narratives about war disseminated by the state, the press, religious institutions, schools and the entertainment industry are gross and distorted lies. The clash between the fabricated myth about war and the truth about war leaves those of us who return from war alienated, angry and often unable to communicate. We can’t find the words to describe war’s reality. It is as if the wider culture sucked the words out from us and left us to sputter incoherencies. How can you speak meaningfully about organized murder? Anything you say is gibberish."

Stories Week of Dec 13, 2010
Center for Disease Control: Los Alamos Historical Document Retrival & Assesment Project (LAHDRA)
Final results of the 10 year study of radionuclide & chemical releases at LANL. Dec 8, 2010 in Española by CDC & ChemRisk. Full report available on-line at LAHDRA

The main report by Charles Miller of the CDC was followed by expert Q & A of which we recorded the Plutonium session. Joseph Shonka explains why ChemRisk lowered release values from previous drafts.
Charles Miller Intro 3:24
Charles Miller Report 18:58
Q & A on Plutonium by Joseph Shonka of ChemRisk 1:02:47

News Blackout on Arrests Dec 16 at the White House
Truthout article on the lack of major media coverage of 131 activists arrested in anti-war protest.

Levi Romero Centennial Poet
The New Mexico State Library and the Department of Cultural Affairs Dec 16 announced the official New Mexico Centennial Poet, Author, Children’s Author and Storyteller, in addition to a special Distinguished Writer. They are:

Poet: Levi Romero
Author: Don Bullis
Children’s Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Storyteller: Joe Hayes
Distinguished Writer: N. Scott Momaday

They will serve from 2011-2012.

Peaceful Skies On-line Petition
There is now an on-line petition you can sign against the LATN fly-overs from Cannon Air Force Base. You can send this link to those around the country and world who may be concerned about the issue. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stopLATN/

Daily KOS blog report on the arrests at the White House Dec 16 and the small vigil in Taos

Taos Veterans For Peace Vigil
Taos Plaza 11-12:30 Dec 16
Taos Veterans for Peace will show solidarity with the Dec 16 action at the White House lead by Daniel Ellsberg, Chris Hedges, Ray McGovern, and others, calling for the end to all wars, by a standing vigil with signs and flags from 11 am to about 12:30 pm between the Veterans Memorial in Taos Plaza and the stop light. Call Carrie Levin 586-1480 for more info.

Stories Week of Dec 6, 2010


Marianne Fahrney takes Taos back a few centuries in the Re Neux fashion show during the Dec 11 Ledoux Street faralito lighting.
Robin Collier photo

Peaceful Skies Petition

A new petition was introduced at the Coalition meeting Dec 11 directed at the President, Federal elected representatives & the Air Force. The Coaliton is working to gather signatures with a February 14 goal for submission. Petitions can be downloaded here & sent to Peaceful Skies Coalition, PO Box 297, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513

Petition: Word Doc
Petition: PDF Acrobat File

Peaceful Skies Coalition

The next meeting of the Coalition opposing the LATN overflights will be Saturday Dec 11, 2010 2 pm Kit Carson Electric Coop Board meeting room on Cruz Alta.

Stories Week of Nov 29, 2010

Peaceful Skies Coalition

The next meeting of the Coalition opposing the LATN overflights will be Saturday Dec 11, 2010 2 pm Kit Carson Electric Coop Board meeting room on Cruz Alta.

Mark Schiller
Co-founder of La Jicarita News and long time writer on issues of environmental and social justice, Mark Shiller died Saturday Nov. 27, 2010 at his home in El Valle. For 14 years, together with his wife Kay Matthews, Mark co-edited the community advocacy monthly newspaper with articles written by Mark, Kay and grassroots activists themselves.
Mark was a respected researcher and writer on land grant and acequia issues, often working with the Center for Land Grant Studies. A memorial is being planned for later in December.

House Passes Taos Water Settlement Funding
Tuesday, Nov. 30, the House of the US Congress passed funding of $66 million for the Abeyta water settlement in Taos Valley and $81 million for the Aamodt water settlement in the Pojoaque valley.

This passed the Senate Nov. 19 and President Obama has pledged to sign the bill. The $4.6 billion bill also settled discrimination claims by black farmers from the USDA and very partial compensation for government cheating of Native Americans out of land-use royalties. The funding for the water settlement in Taos Valley completes 40 years of negotiations between Taos Pueblo, the Acequias and others to adjudicate water rights.

Ted Egri


Ted Egri makes plan for massive metal sculpture of Moses & the Ten Commandments. Circa 1956 John Collier Jr. photo copyright 1956-2010

Taos artist and founder of the Taos Art Association died Friday Nov. 26 at age 97. A renowned sculptor and educator, Ted was a key member of the Taos Moderns and created art in Taos for 6 decades. A memorial is being planned. Listen to artist Maye Torres' interview with Ted on her first show of Untitled in January 2005

NMED Denies LANL Open Burn Permit
The Albuquerque Journal reports that on Nov 30, Ron Curry, Secretary of the NM Environment Department, approved a 10 year waste permit for Los Alamos National Labs, but denied a permit for open burning of high explosive waste. This is a major victory for las Mujeres Hablan, a coalition of women from environmental organizations, who testified and cross examined witnesses for weeks last summer on the dangers of open burning. Curry also banned dumping of radioacive waste at Area G, but decided not to require a multi-million dollar clean-up bond. Marian Narajano of Honor Our Pueblo Existance (HOPE), reports that they were also able to require a Physical Information Repository to make information about LANL's hazardous waste more accessible to local people. Read the Nov 30 ABQ Jrn article and the Dec 1 article
Stories Week of Nov 22, 2010
December 4th, 1-4 pm Taos Public Library
Cultural Energy presents
Climate of Fear
Remembering the McCarthy Era – Is it Happening Again?

Taos Seniors will share their memories of the Senator Joe McCarthy Era, 1950 - 1954, and the hearings of the House of Un-American Activities (HUAC), from before World War Two until 1975. Many in Taos were greatly hurt by this period of black-listing, demagoguery, baseless defamation, and mudslinging, fueled by fear of Communism.

Discussion Panel
Jenny Vincent
Enriqueta Vasquez
Phyllis Hotch
Thomas Hatcher
Bjorn Halvorsen
Joanne Forman
Anna Bryson

Organized by Joanne Forman

Stories Week of Nov 15, 2010
LIHEAP Funding for New Mexico Cut 47%
At the end of October, the US Dept. of Health & Human Services quietly announced that LIHEAP funding to New Mexico would be cut from $22,354,675 in 2010 to $11,923,056 for 2011. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEP) is a federal program that provides states funding to help needy low-income households with utility bill payments.

These cuts were made because HHS expects federal funding for LIHEAP will be slashed in the FY 2011 budget.

While the US House has passed funding LIHEP at $5.1 Billion for FY 2011, the US Senate is proposing a cut to only $3.3 Billion.

The National Energy Assistance Directors’ Association (NEADA) urged in a letter to Congress to restore full LIHEAP funding citing that while the program served a record 8.8 million households in 2010, familes needing assitance may increase to over 10 million in 2011.

With the conservative election gains in nationally & New Mexico, and strong deficit reduction talk from the Obama Administration, restoration of full funding of this critical energy help for low income familes may be seriously in doubt.

With the proposed rate increases by Kit Carson Electric Coop, these proposed cuts raise questions whether low-income people in Northern New Mexico could be hit doubly hard this winter. With real unemployment probably twice the 8.2 % measured statewide by the NM Dept of Labor in September, many Taos familes may be chopping a lot of wood this winter.

People concerned about these possible drastic LIHEAP funding cuts may contact Senators Tom Udall & Jeff Bingaman, as well as their State, County & City legislators as well as the Kit Carson Coop CEO & Trustees.

You can apply on-line for LIHEAP assistance or contact Kit Carson Coop.

Daughters of Juarez
Each and Her
Reading by Valerie Martinez from her book of poetry nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Nov 14 at the Mabel Doge House - sponsored by SOMOS. Introduced by Joanne Foreman.

Intro 2:58
Valerie Martinez - Each and Her 25:51
Q & A Valerie Martinez 25:51

The exhibit Daughters of Juarez is at the Parks Gallery 127 A Bent Street through Nov 20, 2010

Stories Week of Nov 8, 2010
John Collier Jr. & the FSA Photographers: Sat Nov 13 2 pm

Fiesta de San Geronimo, Taos, 1939. Alberto Suazo driving. Socorro y Frederico Romero, padrinos. Esmel Salazar y Dometilla Martinez Salazar, novios.
John Collier Jr. Photo - click on photos for larger image

Malcom Collier, son of John Collier Jr., will speak at 2 pm Sat Nov 13 at the Kit Carson Coop Board room about his father, a photographer for the Farm Security Administration/OWI and a leader in the field of Visual Antropology. Malcolm will show images of his father's works from the 1930s to 1950s and other FSA photographers including Dorthea Lange & Russell Lee. Images included will be from Talpa, Taos, Ranchos, Questa, Peñasco, Trampas, Chacon, the Moreno Valley, Cebolla, Los Cordovas and other communities. Malcolm Collier is the co-author with John Collier Jr. of the 2nd edition of Visual Anthropology UNM Press. Sponsored by the National New Deal Preservation Association, NM Chapter and the Taos Historic Museums...Bjorn Halvorsen

The State of Green Building
Panel sponsored by UNM Taos & SMU in Taos Sep 15, 2010.

Mark Goldman 10:25
Jeb Magee 13:15
Scott Evans 18:06
Karlis Viceps 13:46
Q & A 21:05
Recorded by Mike Tilley. Edited by Mike Tilley & Harvey Soloman.

Wall Street Journal covers Air Force flyovers

The Wall Street Journal quotes Cliff Bain, Col. Clark, Chris Calvert and Kathleen Dudley in a article on the proposed LATN flyovers. Read the full Nov 9 article

Santa Fe City Council votes to Support Flyovers

The Albuquerque Journal reports the SF City Council voted Nov 10 to support the LATN flyovers. Councilor Patti Bushee, the lone dissenter, was concerned about taking a position on an issue that has more effect on its neighbors than on Santa Fe. Read the full Nov 11 article

The Santa Fe City Council Public Works committee passed a resolution Nov 8 favoring the LATN flyovers as long as environmental concerns are addressed. This will be heard by the full council on Wed Nov 10, 2010.

The Santa Fe City Council will hear a resolution urging that a new Envirnonmental Impact Statement be done for the CMRR facility at LANL on their Wed Nov 10 meeting.


Frank Waters 1939-40
John Collier Jr. Photo

Spud Johnson 1940
John Collier Jr. Photo

Stories Week of Nov 1, 2010
Community Health Clinic Coming to Taos 14:18
Health activists planning a new community clinic for Taos are seeking letters of support. Roxanne Rane & Barbara Arnold tell the story & ask for letters of support. Interview by Robin Collier. Call Barbara Arnold if you have questions. 575-770-7260.

Clinic Support Letters
Taos Health Clinic Flyer Pdf
Sample Support Letter Doc
El Centro Clinic
PO Box 158
Española, NM 87532

Santa Fe Council Considers Support for Flyovers

The Albuquerque Journal reports the SF City Council will consider a resolution supporting LATN training flights. This will be heard by the Public Works committee on Mon Nov 8 at 5 pm and by the Council Wed Nov 10. This signals a reversal from a previous resolution they were considering opposing LATN.

Read the full Nov 4 article

Stories Week of Oct 25, 2010
Thanks to Senators Udall & Bingaman's efforts, the comment period for the CMRR SEIS has been extended. Comments are due by Nov 16, Nov 1, 2010
Postal address to submit comments & info here Email comments may be sent to
NEPALASO@doeal.gov

More info here on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on changes in the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project.

Eric Mack interviews Diane Denish
A 5 minute video in Chamisal from Oct 26 on the Highlands Herald.

Colfax County Votes Support of LATN Oct 29

The Raton Ranger reports that the Colfax County Commission voted 3-0 Friday to support the LATN overflights. Read the article.

More info on our Cannon Airforce LATN Flyovers Web page

Taos County Commission Electric Rate Protest 7:44

Vote on Oct 26, 2010 protesting the Kit Carson Electric Coop rate increase.

Clovis News Journal Oct 30

The Clovis News Journal interviews Col. Clark on the 8 public meetings on LATN. He blames the opposition in part on public misunderstanding of the impacts the flights will have on any particular area.

"'With the LATN, I’m not stuck with 10 or 12 or 15 routes. Even if the proposal changes, there is plenty of area to maneuver around so I’m not hitting the same terrain night after night...so what we think is that about every other week we might be in the same area rather than every night or every other night in the same area,' Clark said."

From this, can we conclude that there will be only 30 routes and those unlucky enough to be living under them will only be woken up every 2 weeks or 26 times a year?

Read the full article


Twilight of the Bombs?
Santa Fe Council on International Relations Oct 23, 2010 Santa Fe

Richard Rhodes & a panel of nuclear weapons industry insiders discuss the possibility of the elimination of nuclear weapons world-wide. Given the make-up of the panel, what emerged, with some exceptions, was more a justification to continue funding the nuclear & biological weapons infrastructure.


The Panel
Richard Rhodes
, Pulitzer prize winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb & 22 other books. Moderator; Dr. Jay Davis, Pres. Hertz Foundation & NS fellow Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., Damon Giovanelli, former Dir. of Physics Research LANL, John Browne, former Dir. LANL, Steve Younger, Former Dir. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Dept of Defense, Terry Hawkins, Principal Assoc.; Directorate for Global Security LANL


Richard Rhodes 24:44
Rhodes Q & A 14:45
Panel Discussion 56:40
Panel Q &A 21:44

Recorded by Robin Collier, Edited by Harvey Soloman

Photo Below: composite of 3 photos at different times by Robin Collier
Left to Right: Rhodes, Davis, Giovanelli, Browne, Younger & Hawkins

Stories Week of Oct 18, 2010

Leon F. Howard III & Laura Schauer Ives

Laura Schauer Ives: Civil Rights in the Obama Administration 11:20
NM Civil Rights Q & A
1:32:10

This Year in Civil Rights
NM American Civil Liberties Union

Laura Schauer Ives, NM ACLU Managing Staff Attorney & Leon F. Howard III, NM ACLU Staff Attorney speak about the disappointing record of the Obama Administration on civil rights and special issues of immigration and prison rights in New Mexico. Sponsored by Peace Action NM Oct 19, 2010 in Taos


Beryl Schwartz of Peace Action

SEIS "Public Forum" on CMRR project Oct 20, 2010 Composite photo by Robin Collier
CMRR SEIS Public Forum
The Department of Energy and the National Nuclear SecurityAdministration held an informational poster session in Pojoaque on Oct 20. This covered scoping on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on changes in the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Building Replacement Project, increasing costs to over 4 billion dollars.

After protests from the public on their meeting on Oct 19, they added a "Public Forum" but claimed they could not record it to be included as comment. We provide the public forum for the public record. Speakers included Jeanne Green, Marilyn Hoff, J. Gilbert Sanchez, Kathy Sanchez, Beata Tsosie-Peña, Joan Brown, Marlene Perrotte, Jay Coghlan, Willem Malten, Marcus Page, Chelsea Collonge, Lisa Putkey, Mike Loya, and Joni Arends.

CMRR SEIS Public Forum 1:14:03

Prayer by Beata Tsosie-Peña 3:30

Comments are due by Nov 1, 2010
Postal address to submit comments & info here Email comments may be sent to
NEPALASO@doeal.gov

Peaceful Skies Coalition

The next meeting of the Coalition opposing the LATN overflights will be Nov 1, 2010 6:30 pm Kit Carson Electric Coop Board meeting room on Cruz Alta. More info on our Cannon Airforce LATN Flyovers Web page

Sunday Oct 24 Albuqerque Journal Article on LATN

Detailed article with quotes from all of the congressional delegation, Col Clark, and Cliff Bain of the Peaceful Skies Coalition on the flights and the future of Cannon Air Force Base.

Taos Community Health Clinic Support Letters
Health activists planning a new community clinic for Taos are seeking letters of support. Call Barbara Arnold if you have questions. 575-770-7260.

Taos Health Clinic Flyer Pdf
Sample Support Letter Doc

Kit Carson Electric Coop
Rate Increase Protest Form Pdf
Rate Increase Protest Form Doc

More info & audio on the Kit Carson Rate Change
Here & Here


Democratic candidate for NM Governor, Diane Denish, puts on the "Dan Barrone work gloves," at a get out the early vote rally on Oct 17, 2010 in Taos. Former County Commissioner Charlie Gonzales listens in the background.
Speech by Diane Denish with Dan Barrone 15:47
Air Permit Settlement Meeting on CMRR
Wednesday, Oct 6 in Los Alamos DOE & LANL report on the last 6 months developments on the CMRR.

Joni Arends of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety made a detailed presentation on water use by the Labs.

Intro-Rules 3:32
LANL Steve Fong
11:30
LANL
Rick Holmes 5:37

First Public Q & A 30:54
Nuke Watch NM Scott Kovac 14:07
CCNS Joni Arends on Water 11:20
Close Scott Kovac 3:29
Second Public Q & A 24:24
Edited by Harvey Soloman & Robin Collier
Stories Week of Oct 11, 2010

Taos LATN Scoping meeting Oct 14, 2010, Cliff Bain speaking, Col. Clark listening. Composite Photo by Robin Collier
Stories Week of Oct 4, 2010
LATN Information Meetings
Cannon Air Force Base has announced the following meetings to present information and hear issues and concerns regarding the proposal to establish a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation area for Special Operation Forces in Northern New Mexico & Southern Colorado:

Oct. 14, 1-3 p.m., State Capitol Building Rm. 322, 425 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe,N.M. 87503

Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m., Rio Grande Hall, 121 Civic Plaza Dr., Taos, N.M. 87571

 Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Commission Chambers, City Hall, 224 Savage Ave., Raton, N.M., 87740

 Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m., Leveo Sanchez Auditorium, 800 National Ave, Las Vegas, N.M. 87701

More info on the overflights
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Public scoping meetings are also scheduled for these Colorado locations::

Oct. 18, 11-1 p.m., Montrose County Fairgrounds, 1001 N. 2nd St., Montrose, Co., 81401

Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 E. 3rd Ave, Durango, Co., 81301

Oct. 19, Alamosa, Co., Time & Venue: TBD

Oct. 19, Pueblo, Co., Time & Venue: TBD and details will be released shortly.

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