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  • July

    Firefighters Bed Down at Corps’ Campground

    As of July 11, the Las Conchas fire continues to burn and has scarred nearly 150,000 acres of Santa Fe National Forest in Sandoval, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties in northern New Mexico and has caused eight injuries.
  • Medals Reflect Trio’s Significant Contributions

    Three District employees were awarded the Bronze de Fleury Medal June 9.
  • June

    Cultural Immersion Course Promotes Introspection

    Imagine being given the opportunity, as part of your work, to step outside your culture and become completely immersed in the culture of another for several days, to be truly welcomed into homes of people who have different beliefs and vastly different historical experience, and to be shown why certain plants, animals and land features play an intricate role in their existence.
  • Corps Program Recruits Minnows

    Endangered animals frequently survive in natural habitats that have been grossly altered or have largely disappeared due to human or natural causes. In the case of the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow, water development projects and practices on the Rio Grande and the Pecos River have contributed to the elimination of this fish from most of its original range.
  • 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.
  • 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.”