- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Santa Fe County, four pueblos and the U.S. Department of the Interior have scheduled more closed-door meetings this week about roadway disputes that threaten to impede funding for a planned regional water system in the Pojoaque Basin.

The Santa Fe New Mexican (https://bit.ly/2wbYORL) reports that the Bureau of Indian Affairs says some county roads trespass on tribal land.

County commissioners have voted against allocating the county’s share of money for the planned multimillion-dollar regional water system until the road disputes are resolved.

The meetings suggest an intensified emphasis on reaching a resolution to the disputes as the Bureau of Reclamation prepares to begin construction on the water system next summer.

The deadline for substantial completion of the $253 million project is 2024.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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