DeLavy House features lecture on history
Dotty Fugate, a researcher and curator
at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology
in Santa Fe will present a lecture program entitled “Pre-Columbian
Dogs in the Southwest” on November 16 at 2:00 p.m. at
the Sandoval County Historical Society’s DeLavy House.
What is a dog? Where did dogs come from? How did the early
peoples living in the Southwest get their dogs and how did
dogs fit into these early cultures? Find out how changes in
the environment and cultures affect the way dogs and people
interacted in the Southwest and learn about other cultures
that may have affected the relationships between dogs and
Ms. Fugate is currently researching Southwestern dogs and
their place in pueblo culture prior to the arrival of Europeans.
She has studied the origins of the domestic dog since the
mid-1990s and the cultural interaction between dogs and humans
for over twenty years.
This program is open to the public and no reservations are
needed. It is sponsored by the Friends of Coronado State Monument
and will be held at Sandoval County Historical Society’s
DeLavy House, located on Edmond Road in Bernalillo. Admission
is $5 per person, and is free to members of Friends of Coronado
To reach DeLavy House, take Highway 550, slightly west of
Coronado State Monument, and turn north on the west edge of
the Phillips 66 gas station and onto a dirt road (Edmond Road).
Follow the road to its end; signs will be posted.
“Wildlife in Winter” and wild
mustangs at local libraries
On November 5 at 1:30 p.m., Marian Bray, horse owner and
trainer, will bring her colonial Spanish horses to the Loma
Colorado Main Library (rear patio area), located at 755 Loma
Colorado Drive NE in Rio Rancho, for an entertaining and informative
program. These horses are doubly rare because they run wild
on Mount Taylor at the Elkins Ranch and are a direct remnant
of the golden age of Spain.
On November 8 at 10:00 a.m., Peggy McCormick of Wildlife
Rescue of New Mexico will present “Wildlife in Winter,”
featuring live birds, at the Esther Bone Memorial Library,
950 Pinetree Road SE in Rio Rancho. She will discuss various
ways animals live during the winter months here in our region
and the effects that people can have on wildlife. She will
also provide instructions on what to do if you find an injured
or baby wild animal.
Both programs are free; no tickets or registrations are required
for either. For information about the colonial Spanish horses
presentation, call the Loma Colorado Main Library adult services
department, 891-5013, ext. 3030. For information about the
“Wildlife in Winter” program, call the Esther
Bone Memorial Library at 891-5012, ext. 3128.
Future of the wild horse and burro focus
of national meeting
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s National Wild
Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet on Monday, November
17 in Reno to discuss issues relating to the management, protection,
and control of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands.
The one-day meeting will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
local time, at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino’s Reno
Ballroom, 50 East Fourth Street, in Reno, Nevada. The agenda
of the meeting can be found in the October 16 Federal Register
on Page 61,436.
The Advisory Board provides input and advice to the BLM as
it carries out its responsibilities under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming
Horses and Burros Act. The law mandates the protection, management,
and control of these free-roaming animals in a manner that
ensures healthy herds at levels consistent with the land’s
capacity to support them. The BLM manages about thirty-three
thousand wild horses and burros that roam BLM-managed rangelands
in ten western states.
The public may address the Advisory Board at the November
17 meeting at an appropriate point in the agenda, which is
expected to be about 3 p.m. local time. Individuals who want
to make a statement should register with the BLM by noon on
the day of the meeting at the meeting site. Depending on the
number of speakers, the Board may limit the length of presentations,
set at three minutes for previous meetings.
Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to
the BLM at the meeting; those who would like to comment but
are unable to attend may submit a written statement no later
than November 12, 2008, to: Bureau of Land Management, National
Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme,
1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502-7147. Comments may
also be e-mailed to: Ramona_DeLorme@blm.gov.
Those submitting comments electronically should include the
identifier “WH&B” in the subject of their
message and their name and address in the body of the message.
For additional information regarding the meeting, please
contact Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative
Assistant, at (775) 861-6583.