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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - June 30, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                THE SANTA FE Locally owned and independent Serving Nevv Mexico for 156 years THURSDAY JUNE 30 2005 CENTS Pueblo leader objects to new civic center t City Council approves latest step toward constructing replacement on Sweeney site By TOM SHARPE The New Mexican The governor of Tesuque Pueblo has asked the Santa Fe City Council not to disturb the graves of his relatives by build ing a civic center and under ground garage on the site of the Sweeney Convention Center Gov Mark Mitchell on Wednesday said it would be sacrilegious to exhume the prehistoric burial sites beneath the parking lot between Swee ney and City Hall Everyone in this room can probably trace your ancestry to Spain France Europe wher ever it is that your folks come he said But as for me and my people youre digging ancestors up youre pull ing them out and youre placing them on While Mitchells remarks appeared to catch some coun cilors off guard all eight voted for a procedural measure that inched the civiccenter project forward However the pueblos concerns might be addressed at later meetings Trenches dug in the parking lot last fall pinpointed five to eight human burials plus other prehistoric artifacts and ruins on the north side of downtown that are believed to date to the 1100s The state Office of Archaeo logical Studies plans more extensive excavations this summer Under federal law human remains removed from construction sites must be repa triated to the American Indian Please see CIVIC Page A5 Tesuque Gov Mark Mitchell Smoke gets in our skies Luis SSnchez New Mexican Ida Lou Morgan left and Marlene Birdwell both of Oklahoma look out over the Santa Fe valley from the ski basin Wednesday afternoon The valley is filled with haze from wildfires burning across the West Western fires fill the air with acrid haze some warned to stay indoors By STACI MATLOCK The New Mexican Smoke from large wildfires in Arizona shrouded much of Northern New Mexico on Wednesday filling the air with the acrid smell of ash Both the state Environ ment Department and Department of Health issued health advisories and people from all over Santa Fe called the Santa Fe National For est wondering if some large blaze was once again burn ing near the City Different according to Dolores Maese Forest Service spokes woman Santa Fe National Forest is not managing any active wildfires Maese said and earlier in the week firefight ers quickly brought eight lightningcaused fires under control Arizona under a high fire alert through much of the state has recently endured several large fires The largest is the Cave Creek Complex a combina tion of three separate fires that have burned acres on the Tonto National Forest The fires were only 20 percent contained Wednes day High winds of up to 40 mph pushed the fire east at Please see FIRE Page The Associated Press Firefighters clear brush Wednesday near Camp Verde ahead of a lightningsparked wildfire that has grown to more than acres Inside Arizona fire grows to acres but remains far from towns Page A4 Forest Service answers questions about the health effects of smoke Page A4 Fireworks spark a brush fire in Santa Fe Page Cl Marcela Diaz Border Patrol in area alarms group By HENRY M LOPEZ The New Mexican Border Patrol agents have been conducting traf fic stops near Santa Fe and elsewhere in Northern New Mexico this week to gauge the extent of human in areas further removed from the Mexican border a bor derpatrol spokesman said Wednesday Immigrantrights advo cates however said the patrols are causing worry among Santa Fearea immi grants Marcela Diaz who directs the immigrantrights group Somos un Pueblo Unido said her office received calls all of Tuesday and Wednesday about borderpatrol agents stopping motorists along Interstate 25 Diaz said the presence of agents along the main route between Santa Fe and Albuquerque has had a chilling effect on some immi grants and their families When people see border patrol agents especially when they are looking out they get nervous and dont want to go to work and leave the Diaz said Diaz said she saw border patrol agents pull over a car between the Algodones and San Felipe Pueblo exits along 125 on Tuesday Our concern is that there are rights violations Dfaz said Callers to Diazs organi zation also reported seeing borderpatrol agents on 599 near Airport Road on the edge ofSanta Fe However that report could not be verified by The New Mexican Please see GROUP Page A5 INDEX Annies Mailoox D3 Movies Business C2 C6 Mutuals C6 Classifieds El Opinion Comics A7 Outdoors Dl Crossword D3 Police notes C2 Horoscope D3 Scoreboard B2 Local news Cl SportsBl Lotteries C2 Stocks C7 The Wests Oldest Newspaper Five sections 32 pages 156th year Issue No 181 Publication No 596440 INSIDE TODAY Todays obituaries Shirley E Barton 78 June 20 Diane Moore 76 May 27 Juan J Ortega Tesuque June 28 John Sena 77 Santa Fe June 26 Gloria A Trujillo June 28 Page C2 Todays forecast Partly to mostly sunny and hot High 92 low 55 Page C8 Census figures chart a Western migration The Associated Press WASHINGTON Con sider a move to Gilbert if youre looking to trade in that twobedroom home for four bedrooms and a pool in the backyard Everywhere we go even back in the Midwest you hear Gilbert all the says Karen Breeden who moved to the Phoenix suburb last week from South Bend her husband and two children People come here because there are good jobs its pretty affordable and it offers lots for the families she said Gilbert topped the list of fastestgrowing cities with at least people accord ing to Census Bureau figures being released today The numbers show new residents flocking to midsize cities in Florida Arizona Please see CENSUS Page A5 Los Angeles Phoenix top city The sunny cities In the West saw total in people between 2003 and 2004 recent July 1 Cities with more than people CCQ M Largest cities fitSeattle I York J I million 1 Los AngeJes million fi i i 14 Port st growing E3 Largest Source Census Bureau The Associated Press   

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