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Walking Between the Worlds: The Life of Styve Homnick

Walking Between the Worlds: The Life of Styve Homnick...

Styve Homnick

Meet  the man with a passion for Otero Mesa: Styve Homnick. In this feature article from Vámanos! weekly, Styve shares his journey from Brooklyn blues musician to wilderness defender and his special relationship with the Mescalero Apache. Walking Between the Worlds: The Life of Styve Homnick...

Congressman Heinrich Concerned About Otero Mesa Mining Claims

On June 1st, Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) wrote a letter to the Las Cruces Bureau of Land Management airing concerns over potential impacts of hardrock mining in America’s wildest grassland – Otero Mesa. Click here to read the full letter, and please call Congressman Heinrich to thank him for standing up for Otero Mesa.  In Albuquerque: 505-346-6781 In...

Mining Claims in Otero Mesa Nearly Triple

Mining Claims in Otero Mesa Nearly Triple Geovic Mining Corp goes from staking 68 mining claims to 183 in the heart of America’s wildest grassland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2011 CONTACT: Nathan Newcomer, New Mexico Wilderness Alliance 505-250-4225 John Cornell, New Mexico Wildlife Federation 575-740-1759 New Mexico Wilderness Alliance* The Wilderness Society* Southwest Environmental Center* New Mexico...

KRWG TV: New Mining Claims Staked on Otero Mesa

March 2, 2011 – KRWG TV Las Cruces interviews New Mexico Wildlife Federation’s John Cornell and New Mexico Wilderness Alliance’s Nathan Newcomer on the new mining claims staked on Otero Mesa’s Wind Mountain by Geovic Mining Corporation. Length: 5:52 ...

Otero Mesa Op-Ed by John Cornell and Bennett Brown for ABQ Journal

Paradise Could Be Easily Lost Albuquerque Journal Monday, March 21, 2011 By Bennett A. Brown And John Cornell Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership; New Mexico Wildlife Federation "Otero Mesa is a majestic desert grassland in a remote area of southern New Mexico. Bordered on the north by the Sacramento Mountains and on the east by the Guadalupe Mountains, this 2,400-square-mile landscape...

Gov. Richardson Op-Ed on Otero Mesa in Denver Post

Guest Commentary: The Antiquities Act By Bill Richardson "When Ancestral Pueblo cliff dwellings dating back to the 12th century were threatened, President Woodrow Wilson saved them by establishing Bandelier National Monument in my home state of New Mexico, 95 years ago this February. Now the designation of future monuments may be in jeopardy. Our next Bandelier, Grand Canyon, Statue...

Hudspeth Co. (TX) Herald: New Mining Claims on Wind Mountain

New Mining Claims Staked On Wind Mountain Hudspeth County Herald - 2/23/2011 A Colorado-based company has staked more than 50 claims to mine cobalt from Wind Mountain and adjacent areas on Otero Mesa, a coalition of conservation groups announced this week. That news is likely to intensify the ongoing debate over the future of Otero Mesa,...

AP News: Coalition concerned about Otero Mesa mining claims

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN / Associated Press Posted: 02/23/2011 11:04:01 AM MST ALBUQUERQUE - The rolling hills and grasslands of southern New Mexico's Otero Mesa have served as a battleground for environmentalists and the oil and natural gas industry for the past decade, and now a dozen new mining claims in the area have sparked concern among a coalition...

Alamogordo Daily News: Mescalero Elders Advocate for National Monument

Mescalero group holds Otero Mesa sacred Alamogordo Daily News By Elva K. Osterreich, Associate News Editor 1/30/2011 Officially advocating for Otero Mesa to become a national monument, a group of Mescalero elders are making their voices heard on behalf of the grasslands of southern Otero County. The mission of the group is to preserve Otero Mesa and insure...

For Valentine’s Day, Show Your Love for Otero Mesa!

Show your love for Otero Mesa! On Valentine’s Day, many folks try to do something special for those they love. While you’re at it, why not do the same for the lands you love? All of us own 635 million acres of national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and western acreage...

Otero Mesa Targeted by Mining Industry

Otero Mesa Targeted by Mining Industry: Hardrock mining considered the “highest and best use” for public lands regardless of impacts on watersheds, wildlife, landscapes or local communities For nearly a decade, the Coalition for Otero Mesa has worked to safeguard the fragile grasslands, abundant wildlife, and freshwater resources of Otero Mesa from full-scale oil and gas drilling. Now, a new...

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