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Southern Grand Circle Road Trip

April 12, 2012, 2:34 pm
by Phil Bencomo Encompassing much of southern New Mexico and western Texas, the Southern Grand Circle features some of the Southwest’s most spectacular scenery, all less than half a day’s drive from El Paso. With mild temperatures and flowering fauna, spring is the perfect season for a road trip through ...

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Weekend Getaway: White Sands National Monument

September 8, 2010, 7:11 am
It was my maiden expedition from Michigan to New Mexico, visiting my parents, who were “snow-birding” in Alamogordo. I had never seen the southwestern United States and had always been a fan of eco-tourism. With all of its natural attractions, New Mexico seemed like a wonderful place to spend ...

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Park Fees Threaten General Access to Public Lands

July 7, 2008, 8:00 am
As we sprawled on the cool sands, the last bit of pink faded in the western sky and lightning flashed in the distance over the Sacramento Mountains. It was a special Saturday evening but not a whole lot of people had joined us at White Sands National Monument for the ...

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Tale Of Lost Love Haunts White Sands

July 2, 2008, 7:53 am
When the wind blows at White Sands National Monument, legend has it that the centuries-old ghost of a Mexican maiden can be seen in the shifting sands. It is said that the maiden is still searching for her betrothed, whose body was never ...

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Kevin Schneider Named Superintendent of White Sands

April 23, 2008, 9:26 am
From NPS Morning Report for April 23, 2008Kevin Schneider has been named superintendent of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. He will assume his new position in mid-May. Schneider currently serves as management assistant at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and for the past three years has focused on external ...

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