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  • May

    New Turbine Increases Hydroelectric Power

    Despite a rough beginning more than two decades ago, the Abiquiu hydroelectric facility’s third turbine officially turned on when Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) pushed the start button at a ceremony at the facility April 21.
  • District Team Marches to Remember

    A dedicated team representing the Albuquerque District traversed the high desert terrain of White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 27 for the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March.
  • Fish Squeezing is Focus of Dirty Jobs Episode

    Every spring, Game and Fish personnel capture walleye in large traps and nets. They then squeeze them to express their eggs into large enamel pans.
  • Corps Ensures Lab Built to Fulfill Air Force’s Needs

    A contract the Corps awarded in 2008 for the construction of a 145,000 square foot Battlespace Environment Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base was seen to fruition, and the structure, which cost nearly $60 million, was officially opened for business April 21.
  • April

    Remnants of U.S.’s Oldest Highway Crosses Corps’ Galisteo Project

    Route 66 may have its kicks, but a dusty, mostly hidden and sporadic trail winding its way from Mexico City to Santa Fe, N.M. is still king, as the oldest of the Southwest highway systems. For 400 years, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the nation’s oldest and longest “highway,” was the only road into New Mexico and the Southwest, bringing thousands of settlers from Mexico and Spain into the region.
  • When Disaster Strikes, We’ll Bring the Ice!

    In the event a disaster such as a hurricane hits the U.S. this year, Albuquerque District will ensure that ice is purchased and delivered to the affected area, when requested.
  • Longest Walk 3 Participants Stay at Cochiti

    On the weekend of March 19, Cochiti Lake had the unique opportunity to play host to participants of “The Longest Walk 3, Reversing Diabetes.”
  • Corps Helps Dedicate New Border Station

    In a small Texas town called Fabens, located about 30 miles Southeast of El Paso along the Rio Grande, the Corps is overseeing planning and construction of a new Border Patrol station.
  • District Monitors Success One Fish at a Time

    If suitable habitat is built in the Middle Rio Grande, and river flows are adjusted to more closely mimic natural flows, will the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow become abundant once again?
  • March

    Corps Contributes to Investigatory Efforts at Base

    The Air Force, USACE, Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment and Shaw Energy and Environment have worked at a feverish pace to get the project initiated and begin meeting the deadlines imposed by the New Mexico Environment Department’s(NMED)Hazardous Waste Bureau.