July 22, 2014
“New Mexico national park tourism increased in 2013” – Las Cruces Sun-News
Visitors to New Mexico's national parks and monuments in 2013 spent about $83.2 million dollars and supported 1,136 jobs, according to a new National Park Service report. In New Mexico, more than 1.5 million visitors spent time at national parks in 2013, an increase of 0.65 percent over the previous year. Visitor spending increased by 2.59 percent and the amount of jobs supported by tourism increased 1.16 percent from 2012.
"N.M. crawls one spot up from bottom in annual Kids Count report" – Santa Fe New Mexican
Last year, New Mexico was ranked dead last for the economic well-being, education, health, and family and community support of children, according to the 2013 national Kids Count Data Book. This year, the state moved up one notch to 49 and, based on the data in 2014 report released Tuesday, little has changed.
"Museum E-Publishes Curation Paper Number Eleven" – New Mexico Museum of Space History news release
The New Mexico Museum of Space History is pleased to announce publication of Curation Paper Eleven, edited by Assistant Curator Jim Mayberry. It is an oral history of Colonel Joseph Kittinger Jr. (USAF, Ret.). The interview was conducted in 2000 for the New Mexico Museum of Space History (formerly the Space Center Museum) by Museum volunteer Lt. Col. Wayne O. Mattson (USAF, Ret.) and George House, Museum Curator.
"Tests may have underestimated Kirtland water contamination" – Albuquerque Journal
Tests conducted by Air Force contractors may have frequently underestimated the levels of hazardous chemicals found in Albuquerque groundwater contaminated by a Kirtland Air Force Base fuel spill, Air Force and state officials have acknowledged in documents and interviews.
See also: New Mexico Environment Department’s Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Cleanup – 7/22/2014