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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 8:30 pm | Updated: 9:02 pm, Fri Mar 22, 2013.

Designating a new national monument on 240,000 acres in Taos County could mean an economic boost for Northern New Mexico.

The Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is estimated to mean $15 million in new annual revenues and nearly 300 new jobs.

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  • ernest green posted at 5:44 pm on Sat, Mar 23, 2013.

    ernest green Posts: 20

    Did you bother to read the article? The area is already public land, it is administered by the BLM. The new protections may lead to a transfer of admin. responsibilities but it does not add anything to current government outlays. Nothing is being bought or added to other than the existing policies relating to development. You budget police folks are often quick to jump to unsupported conclusions.

     
  • Mr_Oz posted at 12:59 pm on Sat, Mar 23, 2013.

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    How odd. Bandelier and Pecos National Monuments are cutting back on hiring and services. Yet the federal government has the temerity to create the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument at a time when we can't afford the National Monuments we already have.

     
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