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NMNP April 14, 2014

“Supreme Court orders Fort Sill Apaches recognized as N.M. tribe” – Albuquerque Journal

The New Mexico Supreme Court, following a hearing, unanimously ordered Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration to invite the tribe to the annual tribal summit, put it on the Indian Affairs Department’s list of tribes, and consult with its leaders as required by the state-tribal collaboration act. – 4/14/14

 

400 cows were removed from federal land in this decades-long dispute” – Las Cruces Sun News

Federal land managers say "escalating tensions" led them to release all 400 or so head of cattle rounded up on public land in southern Nevada from a rancher who has refused to recognize their authority.  Bureau of Land Management Chief Neil Kornze announced an abrupt halt to the weeklong roundup just hours before the release.  "Based on information about conditions on the ground and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concerns about the safety of employees and members of the public." – 4/14/14

NMNP April 3, 2014

“Mexican gray wolf pairs being released in Arizona” – Las Cruces Sun News

Two Mexican gray wolves have been released in southeastern Arizona, but another pair has been removed in New Mexico after roaming too far north, sparking more criticism from environmentalists about the way the wild population is being managed. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed expanding the area where the predators are allowed to roam, but it could be months before a final decision is reached. -4/3/14


“FDA approves easy-to-use heroin overdose antidote”
– El Paso Times

Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a lived one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved and easy-to-use device that automatically injects the right dose of an overdose antidote named naloxone before an ambulance arrives. - 4/3/14

NMNP March 31, 2014

“Long Waits as Health Deadline Nears”—Wall Street Journal

Americans face a Monday deadline for enrolling in health insurance after last-minute efforts over the weekend produced long lines, extra security and hours of waiting across the country.  HealthCare.gov, the federal web portal for purchasing coverage, was up and running after sunrise on the East Coast, but early visitors saw messages that the site was down for maintenance. Obama administration spokesman Aaron Albright said the site's "regular nightly maintenance" was extended for what the Department of Health and Human Services called a "software bug" unrelated to application volume. – 3/31/14