- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Members of the state’s congressional delegation say the federal government will use conservation money to acquire a 365-acre archaeological site south of Santa Fe in Santa Fe County in northern New Mexico.

Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan say the Bureau of Land Management will use $1.5 million from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to purchase the Burnt Corn Pueblo site.

The lawmakers’ announcement Friday says the site is one of 24 nationally significant archaeological sites in the Galisteo (GAL’ehs-tay-oh) Basin and that the acquisition and preservation of the site will create new recreational opportunities.

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