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October 14, 2016

Feds: 500,000 acres of land returned to tribes under ObamaLas Cruces Sun News

The Obama administration has met its goal of transferring 500,000 acres of land to the control of U.S. tribes under a push by the Interior Department to restore more historic tribal homelands, federal officials said. H. R. 2733 signed last week to transfer a 71,000-acre swath of federal public land in Nevada to six tribes in the state helped the administration surpass the mark it set years ago for placing land into trust for tribes. -- 10/14/2016


Martinez appoints Geisel as economic development secretaryLas Cruces Sun News

New Mexico is getting a new economic development secretary with Gov. Susana Martinez's appointment of Matt Geisel to replace Jon Barela. Geisel will take the state post as head of the Economic Development Department after serving as Rio Rancho's economic development and business relations manager. - - 10/13/2016


Martinez highlights growth in NM tourism industry - Las Cruces Sun News

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is highlighting the impact of tourism on the state economy in a series of appearances across the state. The second-term Republican governor told an audience Wednesday in Albuquerque that growth in the tourism sector is helping New Mexico trim its economic reliance on the federal government. - - 10/13/2016


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