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Farmington Daily Times (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Farmington, New Mexico  a4 sunday december 19,1999 More Nam Page at Farmington new Mexico the daily me ruins continued from Page a1 Sandstone masonry intact roofs and numerous features such As hooded fireplaces storage bins and while the Sites Are a wealth of cultural history and information Baker said time elements and human factors Are not surprisingly taking their toll on these Little slices of Antiquity. One such site the Citadel has been selected for emergency structural stabilization with the Williams Grant funding the project. The Structure like other Pueblitos is located in a defensive position atop an isolated Boulder and measures approximately 25 by 40 feet. Consisting of a pair of two Story rooms it features a covered passageway a Small storage room loopholes for viewing outside the Structure and even Adobe plaster on some parts of the Interior. The Citadel was added to the state Register of cultural properties in 1986, and the National Register of historic places the following year. Baker said the stabilization project will include structural repairs to mortar joints in the masonry and capping along Wall tops that will protect original sections. Work will be conducted by the san Juan county museum association division of conservation archaeology. Navajo stonemasons who comprise the organization s ruins stabilization unit will Complete the actual masonry. The project is expected to be under Way in the Spring As soon As weather allows. Viewing of the Citadel and other Pueblitos located on state Trust lands is allowable Only by permit. Baker said a number of Pueblitos have been identified on lands under the jurisdiction of the new Mexico state land office. While the san Juan county museum association which manages the Salmon ruins museum has led preservation efforts for Sites on state Trust lands Lack of financial resources have limited a comprehensive structural stabilization program to just one state Trust site known As old fort ruin. The connection Between Williams Field services and the historic site has to do with a close working relationship Between Williams personnel and local archaeologists and other land managing agencies. Baker said Paul Wehrman Williams right of Way agent is directly involved and following Field trips to the Minetah area shared his concerns with Baker regarding the deteriorating condition of the Pueblito architecture. Lehrman encouraged Baker to draft a Grant proposal which also received support from Larry Hjalmarson former director of Williams four Comers area operations. The proposal was forwarded on to Tulsa and subsequently approved. Though Williams has a Long history of participation in local projects including the san Juan College foundation and the local United Way this is the company s first contribution of this nature in the four Corners Region. Other archaeological endeavours receiving the company s sup Courtesy photo Salmon ruins museum intricate craftsmanship typical of ancient Navajo construction can be seen in the Citadel. Port during the past year include projects in Alaska and Utah. Williams Energy services is responsible for Gas processing facilities Wells and compressor stations throughout the Region with approximately 360 employees. The company also maintains a natural Gas liquids pipeline that begins in Hobbs and extends through the Farmington area into Southwest continued from Page al a the Bayless company decided to donate the property surrounding the Well site to the City because it seemed like an appropriate use for the land Tucker Bayless Sai j. A Quot by City code you can t build anything within 100 feet of a Well site Quot he said. Quot being near a parking lot and a Park seemed like a Good use for the Bowman called the donation Quot another piece in the Puzzle Quot for the White water rafting project. Quot this land Cost us virtually nothing Quot Bowman said. Quot i think it will Cost us about $400 in closing costs. This is a real plus. It will allow rafters and Quot we think it will be wonderful. Durango did the same thing. They dropped some big boulders into the River and it really helped to create a lot More tourism. Quot Robert Lang san Juan College student others to Access the River with a walk of about 100 the White water project is expected to Cost $100,000 and is being financed through a special Gross receipts tax that was approved by voters in 1993. The tax has since expired but other projects it helped to fund included Gateway Park the boys and girls club and the la Plata sports Complex which is expected to open during the Spring. The White water project is in its final design stage Bowman said. Quot it will be like the White water area in Durango but not quite As intense Quot Bowman said. Robert Lang a student with san Juan College s out door leadership program said the White water area should be a big Boon to Farmington. Quot we think it will be wonderful Quot Lang said. Quot Durango did the same thing. They dropped some big boulders into the River and it really helped to create a lot More the College s outdoor program operates raft rides along the Animas River during the annual River fest event on memorial Day weekend. Quot this should make those rides during River fest a Little bit More interesting and challenging Quot Lang said. The Tucker Avenue Entrance would be the third Access Point into Berg Park. The others Are located off Fairview Avenue and near the intersection of san Juan Boulevard and Scott Avenue. Quot it provides another Access Point into the Park which is clearly desired by the Public Quot mayor Bill Standley said. Hudson praised the Bayless company for making the donation. Quot i think this shows there Are businesses that truly care about this Community Quot the City manager said. The City Council is scheduled to meet at 9 . Tuesday in the executive conference room at City new years party 2000 bring in the millennium in style two Lig lands. Two Lig parties of two floors celebrate with an elegant Buffet featuring prime rib amp lobster dancing party favors amp Champagne at Midnight $2000 in Slot tokens Puzes f its Given away during the evening. Ray vol ber 1999dance to nationally known .1 to. T m. Jef a the the High pc sort Dot a a scam. Sen Jiff real dress optional at legends no cover charge Roa to Between the two parties play in the Casino Beton the horse racing in our simulcast theater mil now for so rations 505566-1205 or 505-326-4898, ext 205 located Between Farmington amp Bloomfield new Mexico on Highway. 64 Bloomfield Highway. Open Dally. Casino hours sunday thursday 12 noon to 12 Midnight. Friday amp saturday i pm to i am Volunteer tax helpers sought staff report Farmington a the american association of retired persons is looking for j volunteers to help counsel peo pie through their 1999 Taj forms during the upcoming tax season. Senior citizens Are needed As Volunteer Counselor for the Harp tax aide program assisting Low and mid tel income taxpayers especially those 60 years and older with their 1999 tax returns. No prior experience is Nece sary and training will be provided during the first two weeks of january after which volunteers will be expected to serve As a Volunteer Counselor for at least one four hour daytime period per week from Fec. 1 through apr 15. J information John Zollet 505 325-7264. The Citi Leiis Bank and in Torlay y2r wrapper Sho Silil have included Quot Quot member Dicando equal housing the a Miry times i my have caused. Downtown shoe fit today12 00 to5 00 americas finest shoes warm slippers men s and ladies men s Rockport shoes com her As Tough As steel w he solid Pivec tin of safety steel ones shoes Loco. 124 w. Main 327-9330 downtown

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