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New Mexico senator introduces legislation to redesignate White Sands NMon as NP

LAMOGORDO – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich visited White Sands National Monument Friday to meet with community leaders and discuss legislation he plans to introduce to Congress that will designate the monument as a national park.

State Sen. Ron Griggs, R- Dist. 34, and former Alamogordo mayor kicked off discussion of the White Sands National Park Establishment Act. Griggs said it was during a meeting with Dara Parker, who at that time was a field representative for former U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, that he first inquired about the designation of White Sands to a national park.


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