Commissioners discuss possibility of making White Sands a National Park

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OTERO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Otero County commissioners are discussing the possibility of designating White Sands National Monument as a National Park.

Commissioners recently met with Senator Martin Heinrich’s spokeswoman who says the senator is considering introducing a bill soon.

Changing White Sands from a National Monument to a National Park could increase the amount of visitors it sees as National Parks are often considered more prestigious.

The idea has been brought up before, six years ago.Read the full story here >>

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