Aug. 4, 1968: NAMBE — Nambe Pueblo Indians Saturday bounced several steps toward their goal of betterment in ceremonies on an outdoor basketball court — which they dedicated along with a new road,housing and water and sewer lines.
Indian leaders also told about 200 people attending the ceremonies that they were dedicating themselves to further progress, including more new paved road to Nambe Waterfalls to attract more tourists.
Gov. James D. Porter of Nambe Pueblo termed completion recently of 13 single-family homes “the best thing that ever happened to the people of Nambe.” Construction on another 12 of the homes started last week.
Aug. 4, 1993: WASHINGTON — A bill to create a national recreation area in New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., would set aside 57,000 acres for hiking, camping, fishing and other recreational uses. The measure would also protect the American Indian religious and cultural sites in the area.
The proposed recreation area is west of Bandelier National Monument.
“This valuable area must be maintained for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations,” Bingaman said.