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  • Aamodt water-rights settlement signed after half-century of dispute

    Santa Fe County Commissioner Kathy Holian and Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. George Rivera sign the historic Aamodt water-rights pact during a ceremony Thursday at the Santa Fe Indian School. Also shown, from left, are Tesuque Pueblo Gov. Mark Mitchell, Nambe Pueblo Gov. Phillip Perez, Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn, San Ildefonso Pueblo Gov. Terry Aguilar, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Clyde Mueller/The New Mexican

Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:00 pm | Updated: 9:45 pm, Sat Mar 16, 2013.

Pueblo and state officials and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar formally signed a historic water-rights agreement during a ceremony Thursday at the Santa Fe Indian School campus.

The agreement settles long-running litigation to determine the water rights of four pueblos and non-pueblo residents in the Nambé-Pojoaque-Tesuque basin north of Santa Fe. The pueblos are Nambé, Tesuque, San Ildefonso and Pojoaque. Under state law, the pueblos hold the oldest water rights in the basin.

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3 comments:

  • William Mee posted at 10:40 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    WilliamHenryMee Posts: 14

    So what you are saying is that Casino money has worked its magic through the form of campaign contributions to pay off big for a small tribe.

     
  • Vicente Roybal posted at 12:26 am on Tue, Mar 19, 2013.

    vroybal Posts: 3

    Pojoaque Pueblo is the ONLY winner here. What an example of politics at work to benefit the few!

     
  • Paul White posted at 3:56 pm on Sun, Mar 17, 2013.

    Pabloblanco Posts: 45

    This article is laughably incorrect and misleading. Staci must have been asleep at the wheel when she wrote this rubbish.

     

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