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Kate Sarther Gann
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2017
08
Oct

Migrations Old and New

Migrations Old and New Major human migrations are a fact of history. Perhaps none has stirred the imagination more than the sudden, seemingly mysterious “disappearance” of the people of the Four Corners area. Centuries ago, an estimated 25,000 people farmed, hunted and raised turkeys around Col...
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2016
14
Aug

Oil and Gas Industry Group Sues BLM for Taking the Time to Preserve the Chaco Landscape

Oil and Gas Industry Group Sues BLM for Taking the Time to Preserve the Chaco Landscape Representatives of the oil and gas industry are upset with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for not holding quarterly lease sales for drilling on public lands. On Thursday, the Western Energy Alliance, a De...
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2016
27
Mar

BLM Defers on Fracking Leases near Chaco Canyon

BLM Defers on Fracking Leases near Chaco Canyon Yesterday, the Bureau of Land Management deferred for the third time the sale of three oil and gas lease parcels and approximately 2,122 acres of federal mineral estate on Navajo allotment lands in the Greater Chaco region. A broad coalition of local...
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2016
13
Mar

Chaco Fracking Injunction Moves to Higher Court

Chaco Fracking Injunction Moves to Higher Court Environmental groups have once again asked a judge to order the US Bureau of Land Management to stop issuing permits for hydraulic fracturing near Chaco Canyon. The Western Environmental Law Center made oral arguments in the case to the 10th Circuit Co...
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2015
13
Sep

Ancient Southwestern Peoples Enjoyed Caffeine

Dr. Patrica Crown's Research on Ancient Caffeinated Drinks Reveals New Insights on Ancient Life in the Southwest People were hankering for a jolt of caffeine more than a thousand years ago, but the drinks were a lot different than the Starbucks espresso or can of soda we gulp down today. New resear...
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2015
23
Aug

Federal Court Denies Injunction Against Fracking of the Chaco Landscape

Federal Court Denies Injunction Against Fracking of the Chaco Landscape A federal judge has rejected an effort by environmental groups to stall oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico while they fight the approval of dozens of drilling permits issued over the past two years by a federal a...
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2015
19
Aug

August 2015 Update on Preserving the Greater Chaco Landscape

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist (August 19, 2015)—Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge James Browning rejected an effort by environmental groups to stop oil and gas development in northwestern New Mexico. This ruling was a disappointment, because a break in the action would have all...
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2015
20
Jul

Firsthand Account of Federal Hearing on the Fracking of the Chaco Landscape

Firsthand Account of Federal Hearing on the Fracking of the Chaco Landscape When you represent regular people fighting against the oil and gas industry, you get used to playing David to their Goliath. Still, when I went into court on July 13, with my single co-counsel, I didn’t expect to have to f...
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2015
02
Jul

Meeting with Senator Tom Udall at Chaco Canyon

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist June 30, 2015—As many of you know, I’ve been actively engaged in protecting the Greater Chaco Landscape for much of the last year. Impacts to this amazing landscape from the development of oil-gas facilities in association with the Mancos Shale play...
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2015
25
Jun

Contrasts

Connor Walsh, University of Notre Dame Several months ago, when I was considering my options for an archaeological field school, I hoped to choose a school which would broaden my experience; all of my previous work was in Ireland, and I knew that my base of knowledge was therefore limited to the id...
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2015
07
Jun

The Southwestern Archaeology Community Notes the Passing of Roger Lidman

The Southwestern Archaeology Community Notes the Passing of Roger Lidman Roger studied public history, public administration, and business administration ultimately graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in anthropology. He started working part time at Pueblo Grande Museum June 1976,...
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2015
20
May

Touring the Majestic Chaco Landscape

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist May 21, 2015—Over the past few months, I have continued to advocate for protection of the Greater Chaco Landscape. This has included attending a number of meetings with Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other officials, conducting a tour of the Chaco ...
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