Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Rockfall concerns lead to closure of specific campsites in Chaco park

FARMINGTON – Chaco Culture National Historical Park officials have grown concerned about the potential rockfall danger in the park, and have decided to close certain areas of the park. Park...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

U.S. House passes bill to protect Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico delegation, led by U.S. House Assistant Speaker Congressman Ben Ray Luján, celebrated the passage of a bill Wednesday in the U.S. House protecting federal lands around...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico Land Office pursues new survey policy

FARMINGTON – Officials with the State Land Office in New Mexico acknowledge that only a small percentage of the millions of acres of trust land managed by the agency has been surveyed for cultural...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

U.S. officials to put off oil leases near Chaco Culture National Historical Park

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has agreed to put off oil and gas leasing for a year on land that Native Americans consider sacred surrounding Chaco Culture National...

DATE: May 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Interior secretary, tribes meet amid drilling fight

CHACO CANYON NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt met with leaders of the Navajo Nation and Pueblo tribes at Chaco Canyon National Historical Park on Tuesday,...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

U.S. lawmakers seek to protect Chaco national park in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are renewing a call for the creation of a formal buffer around a national park held sacred by Native Americans. A measure reintroduced...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes ask U.S. managers to defer lease sale around Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE – Tribal leaders are calling on U.S. land managers to put off an upcoming oil and gas lease sale that includes more than two dozen parcels in northwestern New Mexico. It’s the latest in...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Chaco Canyon lecture will share latest discoveries

The mysteries of Chaco Canyon continue to spark lively debate about the civilization’s purpose and belief system, yet researchers can agree on one thing: The ancient ruins, at risk of destruction,...

DATE: March 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico oil and gas lease sale spurs numerous protests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Dozens of protests have been filed by tribal officials, environmentalists and others as federal land managers consider leasing parcels in northwestern New Mexico for oil and gas...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Critics of oil, gas leasing near Chaco sense déjà vu

An oil and gas lease sale that would sell off more than 4,400 acres in the Greater Chaco region in March is again raising tension between resource development and cultural preservation interests....

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

New Mexico Democrats push feds to limit drilling near Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE – The Democrats in New Mexico’s congressional delegation are pushing federal officials to uphold an agreement that limits oil and gas leasing on public land near Chaco Culture National...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Guidelines developed for drilling near Chaco Canyon

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal land managers have laid out their plans for weighing the effects of oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico on such things as archaeological resources and light...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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